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21. Asia's rising inequality
... to capital, as the country specializes in low-skill production (known as the Stolper-Samuelson theorum).   China should be the classic example of this, with its vast pool of lower skilled labor and labor-intensive ...
22. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... in government. In India, the world’s largest democracy, more than 1 million women have served in local elected offices in villages and cities across the country, working every day, and producing results ...
23. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... role of government in a poor country should be to build physical infrastructure, provide its population with a basic education, open up markets and provide coordination for major private sector investments.  ...
24. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... money into the pockets of its citizens, whose share of national income has been declining for many years now, and who are saving to cover future health and retirement costs, as the country's population ...
25. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... which is highly critical of all the key parties, is devastating as the panel called the disaster "Made in Japan", because the mindset that allowed the accident to happen can be found across the country.  ...
26. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... theorists would tell us that as a country develops a middle class, there would be a natural demand for democracy, freedom and good governance.  Then others would say that really does not apply to China.  ...
27. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... have constructive relations with mny of its Asian neighbours.  For historical and cultural reasons, India can never be a real ally of any other country.  And the role of the US in the region means that ...
28. Burmese Days
... a parliamentary democracy, and was considered to be the South East Asia country with the brightest future.  Under British rule, it had been the wealthiest country in Southeast Asia, was the world's largest ...
29. Living on $2 a day
If you are living on more than $2 a day in a developing country, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank.  Indeed, you are a lot better off than those poor people who live on less than ...
30. Trying to do business in China
... intellectual property (IP). For IP, China is a first to file country, and you must register your trade mark and patents.  But there are other ways to protect your IP -- such as by having a strong state-owned ...
31. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... that nearly three-quarters of Asian-American adults were born abroad.  The six largest Asian-American groups by country of origin are Chinese Americans (4.0 million or 23 per cent of Asian Americans), ...
32. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... country. A loss of confidence in the state, coinciding with the state’s lessened capacity to provide public services, have led to growing social pressures. With Finland sitting at the poll position of ...
33. Human Rights in Asia
Amnesty International is a tough judge of human rights in all countries.  According to Amnesty, my home country "Australia continued to violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples, stripping essential services ...
34. Nobel hopes for China
... with no regrets. For an intellectual thirsty for freedom in a dictatorial country, prison is the very first threshold. Now I have stepped over the threshold, and freedom is near." If history is any guide, ...
35. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... a fear that the remainder, the unknown ones, will be forgotten. Burma is a country of many ethnic nationalities and since independence in 1948, there never has been a time when the whole country was ...
36. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... government is showing no leadership.  The country continues to be dogged by masive corruption, and poor infrastructure, and recent anti-foreign investment laws are only making things worse. The emerging ...
37. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
India is a land of many paradoxes.  It is a country of remarkable high technology, world class multinational companies, and a leader in business process offshoring.  But it is also a country with a corrupt ...
38. State capitalism
... shrank from 64 to 58.  Once-captive nations broke away.  In 1998, the country defaulted on its debt.  So Vladimer Putin reasserted direct state control over strategic industries and brought the remaining ...
39. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... said about the investment behavior of China's SOEs, which are often controlled by children and associates of the country's "communist" rulers, who own large swathes of industry?  It is argued that the ...
40. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... 2030.  Let's have a quick look at the trends and issues. When the People's Republic of China was established in 1949, the country embarked on a national strategy of intensive industrialization, modelled ...
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