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1. China's foreign investment
... have not spent years reducing the ownership of sectors of the economy by our own governments, only to see them bought and controlled by foreign governments instead." The US government now has to consider ...
... of the solution to these crises -- the wealth-creating potential of globalization is undeniable.  Thus, governments must do a better job at resisting protectionist pressures, and restarting trade liberalization.  ...
3. Globalization, the word
... trade and banking institutions that are not accountable to democratic processes or national governments“ -- International Forum on Globalization. . a historical stage of accelerated expansion of market ...
4. Asia`s social development
... much stronger than its social development.  Governments have a lot of work to do translate economic growth into societal well-being. This is extremely important because there is a risk of a negative ...
5. Asia's information society
... movements like the Arab Spring and the second People Power Movement in the Philippines have been facilitated by ICT.  Advanced countries tend to have the most developed ICT sectors.  But governments ...
6. Asia's low quality jobs
... and other human rights, or cheating workers, as often occurs.  Governments, trade unions and NGOs have an important role to play in protecting the rights of workers and ensuring that employers follow minimum ...
7. Natural disasters in Asia
... was $16.9 billion in 2008 ($12.8 billion from governments and $4.1 billion from private funding), regrettably only 0.7% was devoted to prevention, even though every dollar spent on risk reduction can save ...
8. Asia's rising inequality
... And inequality can lead to a political backlash against pro-growth policies. What governments should do to address inequality?  Above all, governments should not seek to reverse the main drivers of growth ...
9. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... a vote in the decisions that affect their lives, and they deserve governments that protect their rights and respect their dignity." "During the past five years, Asia has been the only region in the world ...
10. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Asian country. Last year, clashes erupted between police and protesters after the government scrapped a system in which neutral caretaker governments oversaw general elections. More recently, the army ...
11. Human Rights in Asia
... of political change blew in from the Middle East and North Africa, several governments in the Asia-Pacific region responded by increasing their efforts to retain power by repressing demands for human rights ...
12. Views of Asia's next generation
... not income that we should strive to equalize, and education is key.   Poverty, along with weak and ineffective governments, means that the poor are by definition vulnerable to everything from natural ...
13. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... is being severly tested. Ian Bremmer defines 'State capitalism' as “a match in which governments control most of the referees and enough of the players to improve its chances of determining the game's ...
14. State capitalism
... leaders who have held senior positions in large SOEs.  Concersely, 27 prominent business leaders are serving on the Party's Central Committee.  In these circumstances, how can you prevent governments using ...
15. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... 50% of China's population now lives in urban areas. Recognizing that new sources of revenue were needed by local governments to upgrade severely under-invested urban infrastructure, the central government ...
16. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... shocks. (iii) Interregional competition.  China built on its strong local governments at various levels by allowing them to compete in attracting investment, developing infrastructure, and improving ...
17. Innovation Asia
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... industries, companies, national and regional governments, and research organizations and academia.  But what is most important about innovation is that it is the key to improving productivity, to solving ...
18. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... industry. To explore these potentials the governments of these two countries established the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation ...
19. Human security in Asia
... restrictions on freedom of the media and Internet freedom.  Some governments, notably China, also try hard to manipulate public opinion through hyper-nationalistic discourse. Overall, the human security ...
20. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... sectors, when these sectors have been somewhat forgoten in governments' drive to buildup efficient, export-oriented manufacturing sectors. (ii) how to reduce reliance on Western export markets and make ...
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