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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... Foreign investors tend to pay higher wages, about $72,000 on average, significantly higher than the median US compensation. FDI increases competition and consumer welfare through lower prices, and can ...
2. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
...  Jacobson took us through the numbers.  Obama already has a solid 237 electoral college votes, and Romney 206.  For the 8 undecided states, Obama seems to have the edge.  While there will be some changes, ...
... of culture.  Moreover, we became aware that we all shared a global environment, and the management of the world depended more than ever on "global governance" through international organizations like the ...
4. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... through flows of goods and services, capital and labour – in other words, a global market.  But the word globalization can apply to global culture, global society, global community, global ideas, global ...
5. Globalization, development and culture
(Panorama/Globalization)
Globalization was created in the West.  Earlier periods include the age of discovery and then the globalization through colonisation in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Modern globalization kicked off ...
6. Global citizens
(Panorama/Globalization)
... (xviii) learn to see through walls; (xix) explore the mysteries of the sacred; and (xx) global citizens unite. All of this stuff my Mark Gerzon may seem trite and obvious.  It may also seem like the ...
7. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... below many undeveloped countries. In order to re-start the economy, Japan needs to increase its production and use of human capital. By preventing women from participating in the economy, through lack ...
8. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... continuing through the worst economic crisis that America has seen since the great depression.  It is taking place at a time when the countries of origin of the migrants are experiencing historically unprecedented ...
9. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... right wing groups.  The leadership and other changes underway require brokering and consensus-building betwen these groups, which stifles the capacity to make important changes, such as to SOEs, through ...
10. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... finance is accessed through networks based on kin, community and workplace.  Third, they suffer from a lack of transparency and cheating, and they rely too heavily on kindness, goodwill and norms of mutual ...
11. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... from China which has been virtually colonizing parts of the country through its investment and infrastructure projects, notably the Myitsone hydroelectric project which has recently been suspended.  Burmese ...
12. Culture Wise China
(Panorama/Culture)
... and various odds and ends including pets, religion and toilets! Culture Wise China contains information for everyone.  According to Lu Xun, a writer and social critic, "Throughout the ages, Chinese have ...
13. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... secure method of storing their money. Additionally, through deposit accounts, individuals can accrue interest and build up credit. As with the majority of microfinance services, organizations must be proactive ...
14. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few years.  But what do the region's longer term economic prospects look like?  In a recent working paper, the Asian Development ...
15. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
...  ITU research indicates that targeting students may be the most effective way to increase Internet use in developing countries – for example through connecting schools and other educational institutions, ...
16. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... This can lead to exploitation of workers through low wages, long and variable working hours, no overtime pay, and no benefits.  Typically, own-account workers and unpaid family workers all belong to the ...
17. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... the following.  As Cyclone Sidr came rolling in from the bay of Bengal in 2007, 40,000 volunteers pedaled bicycles through neighborhoods spreading the word with bullhorns -- they helped evacuate 3.2 million ...
18. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... and market-oriented reform -- are also the basic forces behind rising inequality in the region.  Working together, these have significantly impacted on inequality through a number of channels, in particular: ...
19. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... minority express their views peacefully, and that helps ensure stability and continuity through political transitions." "Another argument we sometimes hear is that democracy is a privilege belonging ...
20. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... instead obeying and relying upon the government bureaucracy of METI, the government agency driving nuclear policy. At the same time, through the auspices of the FEPC, it manipulated the cozy relationship ...
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