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21. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... of such movements throughout Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa." So the Burmese people, who were one of the very first in modern times to rise up against their totalitarian regime, can now see signs of ...
22. Views of Asia's next generation
... single Asia?  Asia is diverse region.  It is home to the largest number of living languages in the world -- more than 2,300 are spoken by at least one person as a first languge.  Asia is also ethnically ...
23. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Africa to the Middle East to Latin America, Beijing is ever more considered a reliable business partner and a successful alternative to the economic liberalism preached by US. If we look at economics, ...
24. India's urban squalor
... a sodden, snake-filled bit of brushland across the street from the international terminal seemed the least-bad place to live.  Other poor people considered the spot too wet to be habitable, but the Tamils ...
25. State capitalism
... capitalism is China, but Russia and some Gulf States are also active.  There is a long history of state capitalism.  Rising powers have always used the state to kick-start economic growth or at least ...
...  In North East Asia's most developed countries of Japan and Korea, the dramatic consequences include: some of the very lowest birthrates in the world; a declining population in Japan, and a soon-to-be ...
27. Beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
I look forward to receiving your comments on these few thoughts of mine on the Asian Century, published by the Australian National University's East Asia Forum blog. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/05/19/australia-beware-of-asian-century-hype/ ...
28. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of East Asia. Reference: OECD.  "Further reforms needed to sustain Korean growth and social cohesion".  http://www.oecd.org/document/35/0,3746,en_21571361_44315115_50205091_1_1_1_1,00.html  ...
29. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... electronics and other industries were offshored to East Asia, setting up the now very familiar production networks and supply chains. Lastly, Japan has been undergoing the most rapid aging of its population ...
30. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... trade and investment, free trade agreements, the ASEAN community, and other organisations like APEC, the East Asian Summit and so on.  But the region is bristling with tensions due to lingering historical ...
31. Asia's uneven development
... 1990.  Scratching below the surface we find that China and its East Asian neighbors have been the main contributors to this goal.  Leading South Asian countries like Bangladesh, India and Nepal, while ...
32. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... bidding for contracts related to Australia's broadband network due to security concerns. If China is so exposed to the global system, why doesn't China push to change the system or at the very least ...
33. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
This week's invited contributor is my former deputy at the Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute, Turdakun Tashbolotov.  He has an interesting story to share with us about Russia and the East.   ...
34. Human security in Asia
... itself against external threats.  Human security concerns have been behind major humanitarian interventions such as in East Timor. The concept of human security complements "human development" analysis ...
35. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... though unequally, among Asian peoples. Now, as we look back on several decades of dramatic economic growth, how do we assess East Asia's performance, and what are the main challenges looking ahead? Let's ...
36. Human development in Asia
... thanks to Japan's better scores on education and to a lesser extent life expectancy. So in this Asian Century, how do our Asian friends stack up in the human development race? Developing East Asia ...
37. Multidimensional poverty
... of half more than the MPI dimensions).  About half of south Asia's population is also MPI poor, and 435 million of these 827 million poor people are severely MPI poor.  In East Asia, only 17 per cent of ...
38. Beating global poverty?
... to extraordinary reductions in poverty in China and its neighbors.  These past three decades, East Asia has gone from having a much higher rate of poverty than sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia to having ...
39. China: recent political developments
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... divide in citizen status.  As a result there is a huge East-West imbalance in prosperity. In the event, these fears were groundless and growth in export-oriented industries has resumed on the coast, ...
40. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... is weak, with terrible demography and only being kept afloat by its oil and gas.  Its assertive behavior is a sign of weakness rather than strength.  Russia is also looking more to the East (the Caucuses) rather ...
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