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1. Asian Migration
... as well as the massive capital flight. Other factors inciting Chinese middle class citizens to leave home are the horrendous state of the environment in China, with Beijing's air being often unsafe to ...
2. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... countries, China and India. On a positive note, Singaporean young girls between 15 and 19 years of age do not have a high fertility rate, which is a good thing because teenage pregnancy does often lead ...
3. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... they also avoid fully becoming part of the worldwide political and economy system. The Japanese government is often unwilling to work with and compromise with other nations. A major example of this is ...
4. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in the informal sector.  Thus, you make more on some days, less on others, and often get no income at all.  The government offers you very limited help, and when it does, the quality of assistance is apt ...
5. Culture Wise China
... with a doctor is not very private, with the door often being left open and trainee doctors and a couple of nurses in attendance.  But the most shocking are public toilets, which can be alarmingly public, ...
6. Microfinance today
... India, women are often seen as second class citizens. By giving women access to financial services and loans to start their own businesses, microfinance empowers women and allows them to support themselves. ...
7. Human capital in Asia
... often trumped quality.  Even when children complete one level of schooling, their minimum competency is too low to handle the next level in many cases.  The result has been a growing number of basic education ...
8. Asia's low quality jobs
... and other human rights, or cheating workers, as often occurs.  Governments, trade unions and NGOs have an important role to play in protecting the rights of workers and ensuring that employers follow minimum ...
9. Natural disasters in Asia
... wiping out homes, livelihoods, a country's economic gains, and often many individual lives.  In fact, Asia is the world's most disaster-prone region, and Asia's poor, lacking in resources and more vulnerable ...
10. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... countries, there are often significant problems in the functioning of political systems.  Democratic political cultures in Asia are often underdeveloped and shallow, such as in the cases of the following ...
11. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... people, especially youth, are not afraid to express their grievances.  All too often the central government will "point the finger" at guilty local officials, but it is not clear how long this will work. ...
12. Living on $2 a day
... in the informal sector.  Thus, you make more on some days, less on others, and often get no income at all.  The government offers you very limited help, and when it does, the quality of assistance is apt ...
13. Trying to do business in China
... workers who return home to the inland provinces to be with their families often do not wish to return to the coastal factories.  Some factories are relocating inland in search of cheaper costs, but senior ...
14. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... been a proxy battleground for influence among those powers, often cracking down on Tibetan refugees at the behest of its neighbor to the north. Nepal's biggest problem is that it just can't seem to form ...
15. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... arrest, she often drew strength from her favourite passages in the preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: " …… disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts ...
16. Views of Asia's next generation
... of poverty-reduction programs.  In Asian countries, there is no dearth of schemes for the poor, but the management and implementation is often in corrupt and inefficient hands. Some young Asians look ...
17. State capitalism
... (private and SOEs) complete with their own offices and files on employees.  It controls the appointment of captains of industry, holds meetings that shadow formal board meetings and often trump their decisions.  ...
18. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... said about the investment behavior of China's SOEs, which are often controlled by children and associates of the country's "communist" rulers, who own large swathes of industry?  It is argued that the ...
19. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... higher retruns.  And by bringing a critical mass of talent together in a compact space, cities often become crucibles for innovation. But for urbanization to be supportive of rapid ane efficient growth, ...
... more often denied credit, and endure social restrictions that limit their chances for advancement.  In some developing countries women still can cannot vote, own property or venture outside the home without ...
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