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21. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... political leadership in the developed world, dramatic change and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and rising social unrest throughout much of the world.  The popular uprisings in Tunisia ...
22. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... them to join the Party, meaning that they are not likely to oppose the current system from which they benefit. Much of this speculation ignores how the world has changed, and some of the lessons of the ...
23. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... and minority rights– ever provide a rationale for outside interference, and make sure all your citizens, whatever their language or origins, never forget how much their own personal freedom depends on ...
24. Sen on development on youtube
Amartya Sen explains his views on development in a couple of film clips.  They are very much worth watching. In the first short film clip, Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen explains his conception ...
25. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... GDP, not much less than its 60 per cent share before the Industrial Revolution. This is what the "Asian Century" is all about.  It would be driven by seven economies, which account for 85 per cent of ...
26. Burmese Days
... the country's gems. What are the prospects for Burma? There is much international excitement about the dramatic changes in Burma.  The international community is now rushing to provide support, and ...
27. Living on $2 a day
... in unpredictable daily amounts.  One-fifth of the $70 was spent on rent (not always paid on time), and much of the rest went toward the most basic necessities of life -- food and the means to prepare it.  ...
28. Trying to do business in China
... and that's not easy.  For example, yes does not necessarily mean that you have a deal, it can mean yes we understand. Chinese have a much less rigid view of contracts.  For Westerners contract is the ...
29. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... have sent money to home in the past year. About half of Filipinos (52 per cent) also say they sent remittances home in the past year. By contrast, Japanese (12 per cent) and Koreans (16 per cent) are much ...
30. Nobel hopes for China
...  In 2003, Shirin Ebadi received the Nobel Peace Prize. She came. Much could be said of the reaction of the Iranian authorities, but the Iranian Ambassador did in fact attend the ceremony.  The Norwegian ...
31. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... fled; that of the Buddhist monks, beaten and dishonoured." "We must also remember that the lonely struggle taking place in a heavily guarded compound in Rangoon is part of the much larger struggle, worldwide, ...
32. Views of Asia's next generation
... initiated by the Asia Business Council, Time magazine, and the National University of Singapore.  There is very much food for thought for Asia's leaders. A new generation is coming to power in Asia.  ...
33. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... studied information technology in the US and elsewhere. But India's growth prospects now look much weaker.  It is faced with the Indian reality of corrupt and incompetent politics, bureaucracy and red ...
34. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Spending on plant, machinery, buildings and infrastructure accounted for about half of China's GDP in 2011.  But too much of this investment is undertaken by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which benefit ...
35. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... this city-size group is skewed somewhat by Shenzhen and Dongguan There is a much larger group of 61 metropolises of 1-5 million residents each, which accounts for the largest share of China's urban population, ...
... 34th, and Korea 35th.  Asia's poorer countries are much further down the list -- Thailand 48th, Malaysia 49th, Philippines 63rd, China 65th, Sri Lanka 73rd, Vietnam 79th, Indonesia 82nd, India 84th, Cambodia ...
37. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... old before it becomes rich.  The world economy on which China has depended for its economic development will likely remain much more dangerous phase for a number of years.  Further financial crises cannot ...
... equipment that feed into end products we value so much, namely electronic gadgets that are assembled in Taiwan, South Korea, and China.   What is mostly exported from Japan now are highly innovative, ...
39. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... the value of the yen. This led to a hollowing out of much of its manufacturing sector.  For example, motor vehicle producers shifted production to export markets, including in the US and EU.  And labor-intensive ...
40. Poverty in India
... poverty in this country. For much of the post-war era, India's period of independence, the country was condemned to the "Hindu rate of growth" of about 3 1/2%, or little more than 1% a year in per ...
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