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21. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... connectivity, maritime security, disaster preparedness, infectious diseases, human trafficking and drugs. -- At the global level, priorities include the open trading system, stable financial system, ...
22. Burmese Days
... leaders and business associates.  In fact, local populations have suffered through the environmental damage and human rights abuses associated with these developments. One controversial project has been ...
23. Trying to do business in China
... to repatriate your profits?  Yes, but again you need government approval. Human resource issues are also messy in China.  If you set up a representative office, you must have at least an equal number ...
24. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... legitimacy, group grievance, and human rights.  A high score indicates high pressure on the state, and therefore a higher risk of instability. The 2012 FSI ranks Somalia as number one for the fifth consecutive ...
25. 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 ...
26. Nobel hopes for China
... He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. There is in fact a long list government leaders, starting with Hitler, being upset ...
27. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
In 1991, Burmese political hero, Aung San Suu Kyi, was under house arrest and unable to collect the Nobel Peace Prize awarded for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.  Her son, Alexander ...
28. Views of Asia's next generation
... of cities and metropolises, which is true of most Asian countries, is going to increase in the next decade and has been a major factor in lack of appropriate sanitary conditions, overcrowding, inhuman ...
29. India's urban squalor
... that you read this very human story set amidst the poverty and prosperity of rapidly changing India.  For the moment, here are a number of extracts which give us some insights into life in the Mumbai slum ...
... declining population in Korea; a highly accentuated ageing of the population with all the financial and economic effects that entails; a failure to mobilize scarce human resources (namely females) to cope ...
31. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to quality public services, particularly those that hep accumulate human capital and increase public participation in the development process.  One such factor is the hukou system.  While the hukou system ...
32. Poverty in India
... improve the country's overall prospects for growth.  It also needs to make it more inclusive by promoting human development and providing much greater opportunities for groups suffering the most from deprivations.  ...
33. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and human rights abuses, and wants freedom.  A deeply worrying governance problem in Asia is the rise of international economic crime, in the form of human trafficking, money laundering, counterfeiting ...
34. Asia's uneven development
... for human rights that are not covered by the MDGs, the region is not doing so well at all.  And even on the poverty count, some parts of Asia are doing much very much better than others. In the year 2000, ...
35. 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 ...
36. Innovation Asia
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... Index" which comprises an innovation input sub-index (based on institutions, human capital and research, infrastructure, and market and business sophistication) and an innovation output sub-index (made ...
37. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... and local corruption, and by workers against the failure to be paid or human rights abuses. Now the blogosphere is rife with protests.  And while the government tries control Internet freedom, it is ...
38. Human security in Asia
What is human security?  And what does it mean in the Asian context?  Human security is concerned with both safeguarding and expanding people's vital freedoms -- in particular, the freedom from ...
39. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Japan was the original miracle economy, with very rapid economic growth that enabled it to almost catch up with the US by the late 1980s. Japan was able to mobilize large investments in human, financial ...
40. Human development in Asia
The objective of development should be to create an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy and creative lives.  In other words, it's all about "human development". But what exactly is ...
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