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... of the West, the crisis has also exposed deep flaws in Asia's economic development model.  There has been too much reliance on US and EU export markets.  Income gaps are widening between rich and poor.  ...
2. Global citizens
... Newt Gingrich, American politician (AD 2009). But as Mark Gerzon argues in his book, “Global Citizens”, the world of today is in desperate need of global citizens. We human beings are now challenged ...
3. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... is Japan with 0.547. Since the United States has a Wealth Gini of 0.801, Singapore is not showing as a great disparity between the rich and the poor living within its borders as the US is, and therefore ...
4. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... foreign investors are lining up to invest in the country's rich natural resources (arable land, forestry, minerals, natural gas, and freshwater and marine resources), and take advantage of its strategic ...
5. Human capital in Asia
... old students.  And while the OECD remains a rich man's club, the PISA programme does include a number of emerging non-OECD countries. What is striking in the 2009 PISA results is the outstanding performance ...
6. Asia's rising inequality
While emerging Asia continues to achieve a stunning performance in poverty reduction, the gap between rich and poor keeps widening too.  Why?  Does it matter?  And what to do?   Emerging Asia's ...
7. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... rights of citizens to choose their leaders, to govern without accountability, to corrupt the economic progress of the country and take the riches onto themselves." "Those who oppose democracy rely on ...
8. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... As mentioned above, many argue that Chinese are more concerned with prosperity and stability than freedom.  And the Chinese Communist Party has co-opted the richer members of Chinese society by allowing ...
9. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... in Riga, Latvia. In Ignatieff's words, China and Russia are "post-Communist oligarchies" ... "They have no ideology other than enrichment".  They are "regimes that are recalcitrant to the global ...
10. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... economics come to vivid life. And the big picture of global development—with some surprisingly good news—snaps into sharp focus.  Rosling says "What I’m really worried about is war. Will the former rich ...
11. Burmese Days
... foreign investors are lining up to invest in the country's rich natural resources (arable land, forestry, minerals, natural gas, and freshwater and marine resources), and take advantage of its strategic ...
12. 2012 Conference of Montreal
... SUEZ; Daniel Fernandez, Executive Vice- President, HidroAysén (Chile); Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director, World Bank; Richard Fenning, Chief Executive Officer, Control Risks; Ywe Looper, Director, ...
13. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... totalitarian regime is still in power, albeit with a softer heart. And many outside countries have their eyes on Burma's very rich natural resources, and its strategic location between China, India and ...
14. India's urban squalor
... with contentions, new and ancient, over which he was determined not to trip.  For Annawadi was also magnificently positioned for a trafficker in rich people's garbage."   "To be poor in Annawadi, or ...
15. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... age Chinese fell as a share of the population, and soon their number will begin to shrink.  China is in a unique position of being a country which will grow old, long before its becomes rich, and therefore ...
16. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to become more inclusive -- economic growth is necessary, but not sufficient to achieve social cohesion.  Like most OECD countries, Korea is experiencing a widening gap between rich and poor, and rising ...
17. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... old before it becomes rich.  The world economy on which China has depended for its economic development will likely remain much more dangerous phase for a number of years.  Further financial crises cannot ...
18. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... policy, and proposals that rely on external demand. What is the Japan problem, and why has it failed to reform?  Despite crises and a clear deterioration in performance, Japan has been a rich country, ...
19. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... their development process, and many like China have very rapidly ageing populations.  In contrast to Japan, China will become old before it becomes rich. Rapid urbanisation is also an important driver ...
20. Asia's uneven development
... Asia.  Those more likely to resort to counterfeit drugs in the informal market are the poor, while the rich are better able to afford guaranteed high-quality medicines. (vii) enhance the affordability ...
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