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21. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... political intrigue, and natural disasters. Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, an outspoken opponent of a controversial blasphemy law, was killed in January 2011. And targeted killings between rival political ...
22. Human Rights in Asia
... human rights highlights vividly the growing tensions between Asia's miraculous economic growth and the region's poor human rights record.  Set out below are some key extracts from this report. As winds ...
23. 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 ...
24. Views of Asia's next generation
... -- water contaminated by chemicals, disease, or animal or human waste.  As weather becomes more erratic, ever-larger groups of people are buffeted between too much water and not enough. Asia has more ...
25. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
In this week's invited contribution, Emanuele Schibotto* asks if China's "state capitalism" is in crisis. In 2010, Ian Bremmer's book,  The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and ...
26. State capitalism
... state capitalism could provide in terms of stability.  Communist apparatchiks-turned-oligarchs had grabbed chunks of the economy.  Between 1990 and 1995, Russia's GDP dropped by a third.  Male life expectancy ...
27. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... that is 123 million.  90 Metropolises with between 0.5-1.0 million account for 64 million people.  The smallest size class of cities, those under 500,000 residents, holds the second largest share of China's ...
28. 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 ...
29. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... likely to act as a constraint on productivity improvements, innovation and creativity.  And the close links between the government, big banks, and state enterprises have created vested interests that inhibit ...
30. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... close connections between government, business and banks.  Industrial upgrading was facilitated by imitating and importing foreign technologies.  True, Japan was often able to make improvements, but most ...
31. Poverty in India
... by half between 1990 and 2015 the proportion of its population living on less than $1.25 a day.   In fact, India is not making sufficient developmental progress to meet a long list of MDGs by 2015, namely, ...
32. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and industrialising economies need Australia's natural resources, and have a strong demand for our education and tourist services.  This "love affair" between Australia and Asia has only intensified in ...
33. Asia's uneven development
... globalization. The headline MDG has been the goal of reducing the share of people living on less than $1.25 a day by half between 1990 and 2015.  Developing Asia has led the charge on this point, with ...
34. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... China’s raw material supplier. Almost all big joint projects between these two counties in the last years were in energy sector building oil and gas pipelines from Siberia to China’s borders. This type ...
35. Human security in Asia
... security.  While Asia does not suffer from the same levels of physical violence and crime as Latin America, it is a very real problem in light of the growing gap between rich and poor, urban poverty and ...
36. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and physical capital through close cooperation between business, banks and government (a version of "state capitalism").  It was also able to achieve very rapid industrial upgrading and productivity improvements ...
37. Multidimensional poverty
... people in the developing world live in multidimensional poverty, or 31 per cent of the total population.  This figure is in the middle between the World Bank's estimates of consumption poverty based on ...
38. Beating global poverty?
... the percentage and number of people living in poverty at the $1.25 a day level has fallen between 2005 and 2008 in all the world's developing regions, namely, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America and the ...
39. China: recent political developments
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... language skills. This was clearly a man destined for high posts.  So his Chongqing assignment was critical both for the project of making Chongqing “a gateway between the West of China and the outside ...
40. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to contain these tensions. One issue that Sir Lawrence did not delve into is the relations between the Chinese government and the People's Liberation Army.  Unfortunately, while China's political leaders ...
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