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Whither Obama, the global president?
... ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney. An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797
in 21 countries. Only Pakistan's ...
Globalization and the challenges of our youth
... too many
in today's world. In other words, as global citizens you have global responsibilities. There are many ways that you can do this. For example, the Japan International Cooperation Agency ...
Globalization, the word
... Poverty and Development Division. . Globalization, or the increased interconnectedness and interdependence of
and countries, is generally understood to include two interrelated elements: the ...
Singapore in the Asian Century
, out of which a bit less than 4 million are residents (citizens and permanent residents). In 1965, there were less than 2 million
living in this small country of 274 square miles made up ...
Japan in the Asian Century
... of opportunity, lack of family-friendly policies, and culturally-rooted prejudice again working women, Japan is ignoring millions of
who could have a positive impact on the economy. Many Japanese ...
America's Asian Century
... Korea -- $50,000. Asian Americans have a pervasive belief in the rewards of hard work -- 69 per cent say
can get ahead if they are willing to work hard, a view shared by a somewhat smaller share ...
Living on $2 a day
If you are living on more than $2 a day in a developing country, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank. Indeed, you are a lot better off than those poor
who live on less than ...
... abuses against local
. Abuses include: extra-judicial killings, torture and other forms of ill-treatment; widespread and systematic forced labour; and violations of the rights to freedom of movement ...
Culture Wise China
... such cultural wisdom, there is no better place to start than Leo Lacy's book of that title. Lacey's book provides a wideranging overview of issues like: culture shock; the Chinese
, their history, ...
... is a method of poverty alleviation. Poor, especially rural, communities lack a safe place for individuals to store their money. In this way, microfinance organizations can provide these
with a ...
Asia's information society
... movements like the Arab Spring and the second
Power Movement in the Philippines have been facilitated by ICT. Advanced countries tend to have the most developed ICT sectors. But governments ...
Asia's low quality jobs
... comments Many might say that it is natural that
in poor countries should have low quality jobs. While that may be right to some extent, cheap labor should not be a pretext for abuses of labor ...
Natural disasters in Asia
. In some parts of the Philippines, villagers warn of approaching typhoons with everything from cell phone text messages to traditional bamboo clappers known as tala-tala. Third, we need to strengthen ...
Food security in Asia
... when "all
, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. To ...
Asia's rising inequality
... to 29.5% (not 32.7%). For the region as a whole, one cost of inequality has been that 240 million more
, 6.4% of the region's population, are trapped in poverty. Inequality can also adversely ...
Clinton on democracy in Asia
... them. "...it is important we dispel the myth that democracy is somehow antithetical to Asian values and Asian experience and Asian history and Asian aspirations.
everywhere want a voice and ...
Japan's governance problems
... to meet the challenge of a rapid policy response were
and politics. "
have autonomy to choose; at issue are the choices they make, not the cultural context in which they make them." For ...
Democracy in China?
An old friend of mine recently assured me that the Chinese
are not interested in democracy. They only want prosperity and stability. He is of course an Australian businessman who has profited ...
Tyranny in China and Russia
... order; predatory on their own society and dependent for their stability, not on institutions, but ... on the capacity of the economic machine to distribute enough riches to enough
." He has very ...
Sen on development on youtube
... of "development as freedom". For Sen, development is all about the expansion of human freedoms, about
gaining freedom to control their lives. This means removing the "deprivations" that plague ...