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21. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... conventions of Japanese culture: our reflexive obedience; our reluctance to question authority; our devotion to ‘sticking with the program’; our groupism; and our insularity. Had other Japanese been in ...
22. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... land, energy and other inputs. The case for reducing the SOEs' benefits is strong.  But the management leaders of these SOEs are generally members of the Chinese Communist Party, whose political connections ...
23. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... the outside world unaware. There were many other notable developments in 2011, such as: -- Popular confidence in political institutions continues to decline in many countries. -- Mounting social ...
24. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... have argued that Confucianism and democracy are not compatible.  None other than Samuel Huntington believed that classical Confucianism is fundamentally antidemocratic, especially because it gives precedence ...
25. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... in Riga, Latvia. In Ignatieff's words, China and Russia are "post-Communist oligarchies" ... "They have no ideology other than enrichment".  They are "regimes that are recalcitrant to the global ...
26. Sen on development on youtube
... human lives, or in other terms removing "unfreedoms" -- these deprivations or unfreedoms can be economic, social, environmental and political in nature. The key to removing these deprivations is developing ...
27. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... India and Japan. China's authoritarian capitalism makes it difficult for it to have open, cooperative relations with other countries.  Lingering historical animosity towards Japan, limits its ability to ...
28. Burmese Days
...  The US and most other Western countries imposed sanctions.  Most neighboring Asian countries pursued a policy of engagement, especially China which developed very close economic and political ties.  ...
29. Living on $2 a day
... in the informal sector.  Thus, you make more on some days, less on others, and often get no income at all.  The government offers you very limited help, and when it does, the quality of assistance is apt ...
30. Trying to do business in China
... policies regulating foreign investment in China are complex.  Foreign investment is: encouraged in some sectors; allowed in others; restricted in sectors like financial services. real estate, professional ...
31. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Pundits and policy wonks the world over are predicting that the 21st century will be the "Asian Century". But there is another alternative or parallel scenario by which migration of highly skilled Asians ...
32. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... the most common is the loss of physical control of its territory or a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. Other attributes of state failure include the erosion of legitimate authority to make collective ...
33. Human Rights in Asia
... Chinese authorities tortured detainees to extract “confessions” and promises to avoid using social media or speaking to journalists or others about their mistreatment. Here are some of Amnesty's reports ...
34. Nobel hopes for China
... company.  He is in fact the third Nobel Peace Laureate to be actually under arrest at the time of the award, the others being Carl von Ossietzky and Aung San Suu Kyi. Like the others, Liu Xiaobo is under ...
35. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... Prize did was to draw me once again into the world of other human beings outside the isolated area in which I lived, to restore a sense of reality to me ... And what was more important, the Nobel Prize ...
36. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... halt.  There has been no serious reform in years.  And there is very little support for reform, with the domestic bureaucracy and other vested interests providing resistance.  India's weak and fractious ...
37. World Economy in Grave Danger
... to contradict this dire warning. True, European Commissioner Michel Barnier reminded us of the unique and great ambition of the European project.  No other region has attempted such cooperation.  And ...
38. Views of Asia's next generation
... into postindustrial societies that require workers to produce ideas rather than basic manufactured goods. Another problem of concern for young Asians is unequal opportunities for education for different ...
39. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... fruits at home, but it is also gaining ground abroad, with the risk of becoming an example for other developing nations - therefore greatly harming the attractiveness of the Western capitalism model. From ...
40. 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 ...
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