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1. China's foreign investment
... and the majority of public opinion were against the deal. But from now on, bids by SOEs for Canada's oilsand businesses will only be considered in “exceptional circumstances”. This is "not the beginning ...
2. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... 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 people in 21 countries.  Only Pakistan's ...
3. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... modern city with great infrastructure (well-planned road system, efficient airport, busiest port in the world, state-of-the-art tertiary educative facilities, convenient public transport system, housing ...
4. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... PewResearchCenter publication, "The Rise of Asian Americans".  After all, the growth and dynamism of the United States has always been driven by successive waves of immigration.  And today, Asian Americans ...
5. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... public opinion had been reacting very adversely to the Chinese presence. The ASEAN countries had been holding out an olive branch to Burma in terms of ASEAN presidency in 2014 and trade and investment ...
6. 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, ...
7. Microfinance today
... policy to alleviate poverty. In the future, it will be interesting to see the trajectories of these two models of microfinance: private in Bangladesh vs public in China. While Grameen Bank and the Chinese ...
8. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Growth in Asia: Determinants and Prospects.  Jong-Wha Lee and Kiseok Hong.  ADB Economics Working Paper Series, No.220, September 2010  http://www.adb.org/publications/economic-growth-asia-determinants-and-prospects ...
9. Human capital in Asia
... declining fertility, and higher public educational expenditures account for higher educational enrollment. Based on this, Asia’s average years of schooling are forecast to increase to 7.6 years by 2030, ...
10. Asia`s social development
Discussions in the Asia-Pacific focus substantially on the region's economic development.  Thankfully, the OECD's excellent publication "Society at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2011" provides us with some much ...
11. Asia's information society
... sector and public and private organizations continue to rely on high-speed fixed-broadband connections.  Policy-makers should act swiftly to facilitate the spread of broadband and ensure that broadband ...
12. Asia's low quality jobs
...  Asian Development Bank Institute.  ADBI Working Paper Series. How the iPhone Widens the United. States Trade Deficit with the. People's Republic of China. Yuqing Xing and Neal Detert. http://www.adbi.org/files/2010.12.14.wp257.iphone.widens.us.trade.deficit.prc.pdf ...
13. Food security in Asia
... Republic of Congo, Cambodia and Nepa devote the greatest share of household spending to food, about 70% of total.  Pervasive hunger remains a problem in Asia despite the recent declines in the region's ...
14. Asia's rising inequality
... to opportunity" -- especially to education, health and public employment services by population groups as defined by their income, gender, ethnic origin, or birth location.  The need for action is urgent ...
15. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... this led bureaucrats to put organizational interests ahead of their paramount duty to protect public safety." Since this mindset can be found across Japan, this tragic event has lessons for all Japanese ...
16. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... that can provide a true test of a democracy, and in this case Japan has been found greatly wanting. Reference: Economist Intelligence Unit.  Democracy Index 2011, "Democracy Under Stress". http://www.eiu.com/public/thankyou_download.aspx?activity=download&campaignid=DemocracyIndex2011 ...
17. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... both Russia and China, the regimes have quietly put Communism aside as a public belief system, but they have never faced up to Communist legacies of terror, starvation and persecution." We can't assume ...
18. Sen on development on youtube
... financial crisis was the denial of the need for a plurality of institutions. As Adam Smith recognized, markets can fail and we need an intelligent state and public scrutiny and reasoning. Reference: ...
19. Burmese Days
... public opinion had been reacting very adversely to the Chinese presence. The ASEAN countries had been holding out an olive branch to Burma in terms of ASEAN presidency in 2014 and trade and investment ...
20. Trying to do business in China
... system.  Courst are slow, expensive and public, and outside the very big Chinese cities, judges are not very high quality.  Indeed, China only has a couple of decades of judicial experience which means ...
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