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21. Natural disasters in Asia
... used for local communities.  For national and international disaster management and mitigation agencies, space-based technology now plays a vital role.  Government officials had been discussing an Indian ...
22. Food security in Asia
... mainly in the form of ethanol sourced from maize.  And right now with much of the US suffering from drought, food security risks have risen again as corn prices have soared above their 2008 level, while ...
23. 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 ...
24. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... conscience of her nation, is now able to speak freely and take her rightful place serving in parliament." "These and other achievements across the region show what is possible. And they stand in stark ...
25. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... and TEPCO, and the lack of governance by said parties." "Had there been a higher level of knowledge, training, and equipment inspection related to severe accidents, and had there been specific instructions ...
26. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... towards domestic demand has been at the top of agenda for a few years now.  With Europe, China's biggest export destination, mired in financial crisis, the need for rebalancing is becoming ever more urgent. ...
27. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... government is allegedly interfering with the workings of the Hong Kong government.  Record property prices.  An increasing wealth gap.  A string of political scandals. Moving now to Shifang city in Sichuan, ...
28. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... not express explicit designs on your territory or your freedom; he offers no ideology for export ... but all the same, he is not happy and because he is not happy, you are not secure.  He knows that millions ...
29. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to transform economic weight into political power.  China now has the world's second biggest economy, but is more concerned with maintaining internal stability than projecting international power.  And ...
30. 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 ...
31. Trying to do business in China
... of activities; (vi) no analytical accounting -- they don't know their costs because they are always fiddling the books; and (vii) no interest in improving and adopting best practices. The nine deadly ...
32. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to the economically punch-drunk America rejuvenates that economy, and launches it off on a new Asian-driven America century. What is the Asian Century hypothesis?  For half a century now, Asia has ...
33. Human Rights in Asia
... illegal house arrest or subjected to enforced disappearance included Liu Xia, wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, lawyer Gao Zhisheng and Ai Weiwei, the globally renowned artist. In several cases, ...
34. Nobel hopes for China
Now that Aung San Suu Kyi has just been able to deliver her Nobel Peace Prize lecture, more than 20 years after she was awarded the prize, we can only hope that Liu Xiaobo does not have to wait so long.  ...
35. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... Aris, delivered an acceptance speech on her behalf. With Burma finally opening up, Aung San Suu Kyi is now permitted to travel, and on 16 June, 2012, she finally delivered her Nobel Lecture in Oslo, ...
36. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... economy star may now be fading after being the one bright spot in the global economy in recent years. Reference: "India's slowdown".  The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2012/06/indias-slowdown ...
37. Views of Asia's next generation
... the voice of youth is not sufficiently heard. Fortunately, we now have an insight into the views of our youth in "Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia's Next Generation", based on an essay content ...
38. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... War.  'State capitalism' then saw new life when the Chinese leadership decided to rethink its development model in 1978. For three decades this model delivered extraordinary economic growth, but now it ...
39. India's urban squalor
... of the effects of the grave-digging liquor dispensed from a hut two doors down from Abdul's own." "Now, among the feral pigs, water buffalo, and the usual belly-down splay of alcoholics, there seemed ...
40. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... giant.  Ranbaxy is India's largest pharma company, and is now in the global top 10 generics companies with exports to 150 countries.  Biocon is Asia's largest biotechnology company, the world's largest ...
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