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1. China's foreign investment
... there have been tortured debates and confused decision-making regarding the bid by China's National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), an SOE, for the Canadian oil producer Nexen, whose main property is in ...
2. Asian Migration
... policies which favor skilled and employer-driven migration. There has also been a dramatic increase in students going overseas, with Asians predominating among international students. Three countries, ...
This is the text of a speech that I delivered to a group of students at Tokyo's Keio University on 13 October, 2012. When I started my international career in 1986 at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation ...
4. Globalization, the word
... rod for anyone who was unhappy about something.  Quite clearly, anything can be globalized.  The word most usually applies to the economy when different national economies become integrated (become one) ...
5. Globalization, development and culture
... and Taiwan), then South East Asia and China.  International trade and investment were powerful motors for economic development.  South America and especially Africa have substantially missed the globalization ...
6. Global citizens
... combative international relations.  Americans’ knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is appalling. Then comes China where nationalism and historical revenge are on the front line.  And the world’s ...
7. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... international dollars), Singapore placed first in the Asia and Pacific region. The ADB also uses an average of 100 for the region of the Asia and Pacific, and Singapore ranked first for 2010 with a result ...
8. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... sectors to become competitive not only domestically, but also internationally. Secondly, although Japan is highly developed, it is still one of the worst nations in terms of gender equality, ranking ...
9. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
India is a land of many paradoxes.  It is a country of remarkable high technology, world class multinational companies, and a leader in business process offshoring.  But it is also a country with a corrupt ...
10. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... money into the pockets of its citizens, whose share of national income has been declining for many years now, and who are saving to cover future health and retirement costs, as the country's population ...
11. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Aung San Suu Kyi's party (the National League for Democracy -- NLD).  She was placed under house arrest, the election results were disavowed, and the country's name was changed to Myanmar in 1989. The ...
12. Culture Wise China
China is different, very different.  So if you wish to negotiate an international agreement, do business with China, live there or even simply visit, you need to be "culture wise China".  And to obtain ...
13. Human capital in Asia
...  The OECD's PISA Programme (Programme for International Student Assessment) provides us with another take on education performance.  It measures reading, mathematics and scientific ability for 15 year ...
14. Asia's information society
Korea is the world’s most advanced ICT economy, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), surpassing many other economies with higher levels of overall economic development.  Information ...
15. Asia's low quality jobs
... the International Labour Organisation has committed itself to an "Asian Decent Work Decade".  The ILO's decent work agenda comprises four goals: a legislatively guaranteed right to work; social protection ...
16. Natural disasters in Asia
... $7 in economic losses from disasters.  A major problem is that spending on disaster prevention is not "sexy" for politicians and international leaders, while arriving in force when a disaster occurs is ...
17. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... a critical safety valve for society. It allows people to select their leaders, it gives those leaders legitimacy to make difficult but necessary decisions for the national good, and it lets those in the ...
18. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... the 1970s “oil shocks,” Japan accelerated the development of nuclear power in an effort to achieve national energy security. As such, it was embraced as a policy goal by government and business alike, ...
19. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... money into the pockets of its citizens, whose share of national income has been declining for many years now, and who are saving to cover future health and retirement costs, as the country's population ...
20. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... the preservation of your national independence." Russia's wealth is "precarious". "... natural resource income that leaves the regime dependent upon the ups and downs of the commodity price cycle; ...
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