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1. China's foreign investment
... for transacting and managing assets. Investing in a democratic country with critical media, stridant NGOs, and open political debates has proved to be a cultural shock for some Chinese enterprises. Then ...
2. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... event.  And then there could always be something else? Jacobson was remarkably frank, and seemed surprised that the US Presidential race had changed so dramatically.  It is now too close to call.  He ...
3. Globalization, development and culture
Globalization was created in the West.  Earlier periods include the age of discovery and then the globalization through colonisation in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Modern globalization kicked off ...
4. Global citizens
... combative international relations.  Americans’ knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is appalling. Then comes China where nationalism and historical revenge are on the front line.  And the world’s ...
5. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... biotech employer, with a presence in 75 countries.   Suzlon is the world's third largest supplier of wind turbines, spread across 21 countries.  The list could go on.  Then there is Bollywood, which is ...
6. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... was freed from house arrest on 13 November 2010.  Notwithstanding these impressive measures, economic reform has greatly lagged political reform. The NLD then stood in by-elections in April this year, ...
7. Microfinance today
... will be able to spend more on food, increasing the income of the food producer, who will then be able to spend more money on clothes, increasing the income of the individual who produces clothing, and ...
8. Human capital in Asia
... in 2010 are higher than the average in the advanced economies (11).  Hong Kong follows with 10.4, Singapore with 9.2 and and then comes China with a stunning increase from 3.5 to 8.4 from 1970 to 2010.  ...
9. Asia`s social development
... Macao and Korea being at 80 years or above.  Then there is a jump down to the mid-70s for Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and China.  ASEAN's populous countries of the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand ...
10. Asia's low quality jobs
... and also the fragmentation of manufacturing production.  It was designed and conceived in the US.  Its components are produced in Japan, Korea, Germany and the US.  All the iPhone components are then shipped ...
11. Natural disasters in Asia
... people.  In some parts of the Philippines, villagers warn of approaching typhoons with everything from cell phone text messages to traditional bamboo clappers known as tala-tala. Third, we need to strengthen ...
12. Asia's rising inequality
... development process, the gap between the two groups tends to widen, but then to diminish over time as the weight of the population in the urban/modern sector rises.   So why is inequality rising in such ...
13. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Gerald Curtis argues that "to pin the blame on culture is the ultimate cop-out. If culture explains behaviour, then no one has to take responsibility".  For Curtis, the reasons why the government failed ...
14. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... theorists would tell us that as a country develops a middle class, there would be a natural demand for democracy, freedom and good governance.  Then others would say that really does not apply to China.  ...
15. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to crumble ... no one can be sure that either will evolve towards anything remotely like a liberal democratic order." We must help campaigners for the rule of law. "If this is true, then in our dealings ...
16. Burmese Days
... Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest on 13 November 2010.  Notwithstanding these impressive measures, economic reform has greatly lagged political reform. The NLD then stood in by-elections in April this ...
17. Trying to do business in China
... then finally starting operations.  And when you start operations, you may be faced with summer power shortages due to system overload, if you happen to be located in Jiangsu province. Will you be able ...
18. Human Rights in Asia
... migrant workers from neighbouring countries. Indonesia Indonesia assumed the chair of ASEAN and in May was elected to the UN Human Rights Council for a third consecutive term. The government strengthened ...
19. Nobel hopes for China
... nature of the protest.  Liu Xiaobo spent two years in prison for his role in the protests, and was then subject to a further 3 years of 're-education through labour' in the late 1990s for advocating an ...
20. 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 ...
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