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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... billion on R&D, and have a payroll of $50 billion. In this context, China's FDI still represents a very low share of its economy and international asset position, and it is set to increase dramatically ...
2. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
... the Middle East remains the principal destination for Asian migrants. And in light of Asia's very large population, the emigration rate from the region is still very low at 0.6 per cent. What has been ...
3. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... by Ted Levitt’s powerful thinking which is still studied and talked about today – to such an extent that many truly believe that he invented the word.  But unfortunately, globalization also became a lightening ...
4. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... make up 77% of the population and the older group is still fairly small with 9% the population. This gives Singapore a median age of 33.5 years, which makes it a "relatively" young population status compared ...
5. 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 ...
6. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... is still reverberating, with Chinese boats recently entering into Japanese territorial waters.  Russia feels nervous about its massive open border with China.  Burma has made a decisive switch away from ...
7. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... being for nutrition, years of schooling, school attendance, and drinking water.  Rural poverty is three times that of urban poverty. Another sign of Burma's backwardness is that about half its GDP still ...
8. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... above a couple of dollars a day; middle class families are still in very precarious situations and small things can throw them back into poverty. Microfinance and credit can ease the disparities in their ...
9. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... decline over the 3 decades.  Developing Asia's income per capita still remains below the global average, but it is rapidly catching up. In 1980, the income of the average Asian was just over a quarter ...
10. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... schooling increased from less than 0.5 year in 1970 to almost 2.5 years in 2010. Tertiary education has grown rapidly, increasing from almost zero in 1970 to 0.3 in 2010. Nonetheless, this still falls ...
11. Asia`s social development
(Panorama/Society)
... males.  Infant mortality is tragically high in the cases of Pakistan, Cambodia, Burma, India and Laos. Despite Asia's dramatic reduction in poverty, some countries still have extremely high poverty rates.  ...
12. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... Household access to computers and the Internet, on the other hand, is still relatively low.  Mobile broadband was practically non-existent in 2008, and reached 13 per cent in 2010.  This is likely to increase ...
13. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... not explore the issue of China's possible ruling of the world.  Today, America still rules the world, despite its economic and other problems.  It can do this in part because it has a wide system of ...
14. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... shift of workers out of agriculture towards manufacturing still has a long way to go.  Between 1990 and 2008, the percentage of agricultural employment in total fell from 66% to 44%, compared with a declines ...
15. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... ADB does not touch on is agricultural protectionism in Japan and Korea.  Despite some reductions in support, these two countries still have outrageously high levels of agricultural protection, at twice ...
16. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... are worse than Africa than Latin America.  Nevertheless, the level of the Gini coefficients in developing Asia are still on average lower than Africa or Latin America -- but much higher overall than OECD ...
17. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... they were simply by virtue of that gilded law degree from Tokyo University. No background in nuclear power, or even technology, needed..." What's the conclusion?  In short, the jury is still out ... ...
18. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... is still reverberating, with Chinese boats recently entering into Japanese territorial waters.  Russia feels nervous about its massive open border with China.  Burma has made a decisive switch away from ...
19. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Myanmar and North Korea to Laos, Vietnam and China—are still entrenched authoritarian regimes, the past couple of decades have seen the spread of democracy in the region overall. Over the past decade, ...
20. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Development)
... being for nutrition, years of schooling, school attendance, and drinking water.  Rural poverty is three times that of urban poverty. Another sign of Burma's backwardness is that about half its GDP still ...
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