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21. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... society. Its regulation was entrusted to the same government bureaucracy responsible for its promotion." Japan did not take interest in or learn from the experiences of other countries: "At a time ...
22. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... political forces in Europe have not yet profited from economic dislocation as might have been feared, populism and anti-immigrant sentiment are on the rise. -- Eastern Europe experienced another decline ...
23. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
...  This is not the first time that protests over the environmental impact of heavy industry plants have broken out in China.  Last year, the authorities were forced to close a chemical plant in the north-eastern ...
24. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... no one’s property is safe; a petro-state that leaves millions so poor they remember Soviet times with nostalgia; a state ruled by a former secret police agent whose only contact with a liberal Western ...
25. Sen on development on youtube
... much focus on one institution, namely the market, since the times of Reagen.  We have seen the demolition of the checks and balances that the state can provide.  One of the underlying causes of the global ...
26. 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, ...
27. Burmese Days
... and the US government has just nominated Derek Mitchell as American Ambassador. Why the dramatic changes after all this time? It seems clear that the Burmese regime has wanted to reassert some independence ...
28. Living on $2 a day
... There is one big problem, though.  You are very unlikely to receive $2 a day in a steady cheque or payment from your boss.  It is just an average, since you are surely casually or part-time or self-employed ...
29. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... for the overall US population (Whites $54,000, Hispanics $40,000 and Blacks $33,300). It is somewhat ironical that the immigration wave from Asia has occurred at a time when the largest sending countries ...
30. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... implosion, erosion, or invasion over different time periods. Before delving into Asia's failed states, let's have a first look at the global picture.  In the 2012 Failed States Index recently released, ...
31. Human Rights in Asia
... and dignity. At the same time, the success of uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt inspired human rights defenders, activists, and journalists in Asia to raise their own voices, using a combination of new technologies ...
32. 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 ...
33. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
...  Aung San Suu Kyi considers herself fortunate to be living in "an age when democracy and human rights are widely, even if not universally, accepted as the birthright of all".  During her time under house ...
34. 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.  ...
35. India's urban squalor
... in any Mumbai slum, was to be guilty of one thing or another.  Abdul sometimes bought pieces of metal tht scavengers had stolen.  He ran a business, such as it was, without a license.  Simply living in ...
36. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Mao era.  At that time, China had the nuclear bomb and satellite technology, but had over 90% of its population living on less than $1 a day.  Deng Xiaoping had the good sense to see the necessity of economic ...
37. State capitalism
... shows that SOEs use capital less efficiently than private ones, and grow more slowly.  In many countries, the coddled state giants are pouring money into fancy towers at a time when entrepreneurs are struggling ...
38. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... arguing that over time there will be pressures on China to improve the efficiency of its investment behavior, and that of its financial system. In our view, there are many reasons to be much more concerned.  ...
39. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... citizens to subsized healthcare, unemployment insurance, guaranteed minimum incomes and basic welfare support which are only available in cities. During the unstable times of the "Great Leap Forward" ...
40. Prepare for the long haul in 2012
The future of the world economy will be a long, slow grind.  Here are a few thoughts of mine recently published by the AFG Venture Group: http://www.afgventuregroup.com/dispatches/afg-venture-group-newsletter/2012-a-time-to-prepare-for-the-long-haul-john-west-editor-in-chief-mrglobalisation/ ...
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