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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 ...
2. Asian Migration
... likely to continue to attract important flows of skilled labor from Asia, which could provide a strong foundation for a renewed period of economic growth in the coming years. REFERENCES: OECD. International ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to be a viable alternative.  This shifted the mood and momentum.  Now there is a choice.  Obama saw a loss in popularity,and attention began to focus more strongly on the problems of the past four years, ...
... a tourist guide told her that the Berlin Wall would not last forever.  It might come down in some 30 or 40 years time.  To the surprise of most, the Wall did come down, just one year later, in 1989, and ...
5. Globalization, the word
... that this text is almost 30 years old.  He spoke of technology and globalization well before the Internet arrived and way before anyone imagined the end of the Cold War or the dynamism of China.  He distinguished ...
6. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Century is said to be the Asian Century. We are now twelve years into the new millennium and, although Asia can glorify itself with major achievements, more needs to be done and Asia cannot rest on its ...
7. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... success before the start of the Asian Century (21st century); however, to truly join in the Asian Century, Japan faces many challenges. Firstly, after 20 years of a stalled economy, Japan seems to be caught ...
8. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... population.  By comparison, non-Hispanic whites are 197.5 million or 63.3 per cent, Hispanics 52.0 million or 16.7 per cent and non-Hispanic blacks 38.3 million or 12.3 per cent. In recent years, Asians ...
9. 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. ...
10. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... being for nutrition, years of schooling, school attendance, and drinking water.  Rural poverty is three times that of urban poverty. Another sign of Burma's backwardness is that about half its GDP still ...
11. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few years.  But what do the region's longer term economic prospects look like?  In a recent working paper, the Asian Development ...
12. Human capital in Asia
... had an average 7 years of schooling, up by 4.1 years from just 2.9 years in 1970. By contrast, in the same period, the high-income countries raised their average years of schooling by 3.3 years (from 7.7 ...
13. 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 ...
14. Asia's information society
... Kong, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Netherlands and the UK.  Germany comes in 15th and the US only 17th. Korea has been a leader in terms of ICT diffusion and uptake for many years.  The country has made ICTs ...
15. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... rival the US.  This is a unique situation as we have not had for 200 years a developing country as the world's dominant country.  Moreover, Westerners assume that modernization means westernization -- ...
16. Asia's low quality jobs
... in industrial relations systems, which in recent years have led to a substantial increase in disputes. This challenge is compounded by the low level and slow pace of ratification of the fundamental ILO ...
17. Natural disasters in Asia
... with economies focused on one sector like tourism or a single crop, can see a 10-15% decline in GDP from a single disaster. Almost half the deaths from natural disasters in Asia during the last 10 years ...
18. Food security in Asia
... Asian Development Bank has estimated that a 10% increase in domestic food prices could push 64 million Asian people below the $1.25 a day poverty line. Despite its rapid economic growth in recent years, ...
19. 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 ...
20. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... historical record of mammoth  tsunami going back hundreds of years? And would those responsible  remain deaf to clear warnings of possible future tsunami, the last  being delivered (and ignored) just four ...
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