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21. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... on the former Soviet Union.  This involved a movement of workers out of the agricultural sector, and into the cities.  By 1960, China's urban population had jumped to about 20%. This massive expansion ...
... the lesser developed countries of Asia, development prospects are greatly hindered by low investments in female health and education, and policies and cultural practices and norms which limit women's capacity ...
23. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... productive potential.  90% of public spending between 1993 and 2002 was on the types of projects which were already unproductive by the start of the 1990s -- notably: roads, harbors, and airports; agricultural-related ...
24. Poverty in India
... agricultural sector. India also has an appalling record when it comes to gender development and indigenous tribes, who suffer relatively greater levels of poverty.  Literacy levels among women are 54% ...
25. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... are much weaker at the social sciences and humanities.  Moreover, China does not have the same argumentative cultural tradition as India.  Indian diplomats are very effective at presenting and debating ...
26. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... despite the massive corruption of his own family.  This involved illegally detaining, torturing and imprisoning many innocent businessmen.  It was like a second Cultural Revolution in Chongqing.  He also ...
27. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... industry. To explore these potentials the governments of these two countries established the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation ...
28. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... countries, or whether they can stay the course in their structural reforms.  Here are some of the big issues that Asian economies have to face. (i)  how to develop dynamic service and efficient agricultural ...
29. Whither China's economy?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in favor of the manufacturing sector, leaving the agricultural sector backward in many areas and the services sector stunted in its development.  Further, since the lion's share of China's exports target ...
30. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
As countries navigate the path from poverty to prosperity, they typically experience a relative decline in their agricultural sectors, a shift towards manufacturing, and then a rise of their services sectors. ...
31. Gender equality and development
... world's agricultural labor force, and more than half the world's university graduates.  Productivity will be raised if their skills and talents are used more fully.  Eliminating barriers that discriminate ...
32. Japan's triple crisis -- one year on?
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... have not gone away. In contrast to the highly competitive, export-oriented manufacturing sector, Japan's service and agricultural sectors suffer from low productivity.  And as manufacturing Japan continues ...
33. Competing with China?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... competitive means having the right product quality and price, as well as strong cross-cultural skills to understand our customers. But trade's comparative advantage is a dynamic concept.  For example, ...
... hikes led to food price inflation hitting 11 percent in 2010. It’s not a co-incidence that the Food & Agricultural Organisation’s food price index, a measure of the monthly change in international ...
35. Central Asia Update
... to government for the price which is just a third of global prices. Agricultural productivity remains very low in all Central Asian states with acute problems in water management and pasture usage. These ...
36. Measuring up Asia's economy
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to living in urban areas, and a similar movement out of the agricultural to manufacturing and service sectors. In 2010, 43% of the Asia-Pacific population lived in urban areas, the second lowest urban ...
37. Can we really innovate out of crisis?
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... only is paid to entrepreneurship and innovation. To this is to be added the increasing pervasiveness of an 'entitlement state' mentality which is economically and culturally destructive (compare Asian ...
... Burma and then North Korea could follow suit.  Burma is a very promising case, rich in natural and agricultural resources, and a potentially vital link between East and South Asia.  And peace on the Korean ...
39. China's internal weakness and external strength
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to financial and real estate assets in Europe, Japan and Australia, as well as mining and agricultural projects in Australia, Africa and Latin America (in recent times, Australia has received more Chinese ...
40. Some Australia Day thought leadership
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... an Australia that is both culturally and socially sensitive and tolerant, an Australia that acknowledges a responsibility to our own people as well as our near and distant neighbours who are less fortunate ...
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