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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... abuses in Burma, persecution of Falun Gong members and immense environmental damage. There are also cases where the Chinese government has bullied its neighbors who are also strong allies and partners ...
2. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... "viable candidate" thanks to Obama's strong campaigning on Romney's weaknesses. The "game-changer" was the first presidential debate where Obama put in a weak performance, and where Romney revealed himself ...
... two decades of strong economic growth and poverty reduction.  This was especially the case in Asia where good education systems, and strong and effective governance were also key elements.  And the strong ...
4. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... evolve and diverge, they also gradually converge and form markets where economies of scale lead to reduction of costs and prices.” “A powerful force drives the world toward a converging commonality, ...
5. Global citizens
(Panorama/Globalization)
... combative international relations.  Americans’ knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is appalling. Then comes China where nationalism and historical revenge are on the front line.  And the world’s ...
6. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... public expenditure is at 3% of its GDP, whereas it would need to devote 3.3% to be in the top HDI group. Its adult literacy rate is at 97.5 %, which good but needs to jump to 98.2 to aim for the top. ...
7. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... been the fastest growing region in the world economy.  And Asia has enormous scope for continued rapid economic development -- the region's share of global GDP is only about 30 per cent, whereas the region ...
8. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... game of gentlemen has been engulfed by series of corruption scandals where allegations of cricket betting, money laundering and spot fixing were witnessed.  And one could wonder why India companies are ...
9. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Yes, China's reform is in a real bind, and what's more, China has bad relations with virtually all of its neighbors.  Where will this head? The need for China to rebalance its growth away from exports ...
10. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... was born, they moved to Dhaka where they settled in a slum.  After spells as a cycle-rickshaw driver and construction laborer and many days of unemployment, Hamid whose health was not good, was taken on ...
11. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in which it won 43 of 45 seats, including one seat by Aung San Suu Kyi.  She has been permitted to travel to an international conference in Thailand and made a trip to Europe where she was finally able ...
12. Culture Wise China
(Panorama/Culture)
... while Chinese people work through the wording of a contract in fine detail, the Chinese language version is nowhere near as definitive as the English or French version -- which means that their understanding ...
13. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... unemployed individuals start small businesses, which would benefit the struggling Japanese economy as a whole. Microfinance has also been used in the United States where poor communities and individuals ...
14. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... productivity (TFP) were relatively limited.  It was mainly in China where TFP growth contributed the most to GDP growth between 1981 and 2007.  Improvements in TFP were also significant in Hong Kong, Korea, ...
15. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
...  The proportion of those who have no schooling has declined significantly in both Pakistan (from 73.7% in 1970 to 19.4% in 2010) and India (from 52.3% to 7.1%), where illiteracy rates were highest among ...
16. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... Chinese were online, against one in ten Indians. Another country that has made great strides in terms of Internet users is the Philippines, where an estimated one-quarter of the population was using ...
17. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... parochial.  Developing countries have been forced to learn about the West and know the West -- whereas as the West, especially Europe, is ignorant of the rest of the world. The rise of developing countries, ...
18. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes wherever Apple products are made. Our suppliers must live up to Apple’s Supplier ...
19. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... and exposed to the elements, have borne the brunt of the region's cataclysms, Natural disasters can strike anywhere, reports the Asian Development Bank.  However, Asia's poor and those living in poor ...
20. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... countries.   The overall trend is one of rising inequality in countries, both rich and poor, in sharp contrast to the "Kuznets model".  This model is based on a development process whereby the population ...
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