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21. Human Rights in Asia
... Chinese authorities after February in what has been one of the worst political crackdowns since the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. In addition to Zhu Yufu, the long list of those detained, placed under ...
22. Nobel hopes for China
Now that Aung San Suu Kyi has just been able to deliver her Nobel Peace Prize lecture, more than 20 years after she was awarded the prize, we can only hope that Liu Xiaobo does not have to wait so long.  ...
23. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... to sway Burma out of the China camp and into its own.  Other Western countries are also lining up.  And both the ASEAN countries and India are also after Burma's resources. There is much to worry about.  ...
24. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... economy star may now be fading after being the one bright spot in the global economy in recent years. Reference: "India's slowdown".  The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2012/06/indias-slowdown ...
25. State capitalism
... protect fragile industries.  Think of the US after the war of independence.  George Washington's treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton introduced a plan to get the young economy going by protecting its ...
... to win is specialization and excellence in a few clearly defined core strengths, to build a competitive advantage over global competitors. And after decades of economic stagnation, many Japanese corporations ...
27. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... by poisoning a drink with cyanide compound.  This scandal became public when Bo's former police chief Wang Lijun fled to the US consulate in Chengdu, fearing his life after falling out with Bo, with information ...
28. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... only a bleak shadow of its past. Economic difficulties and unemployment after the collapse of the USSR led to massive internal migration of the population especially the younger generation to more economically ...
29. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... go quickly back to the beginning.  When Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China on 1 Ocober 1949, after the Chinese Communist Party's victory in the country's civil war, he was presiding ...
30. Beating global poverty?
... OECD member countries, just after Mexico, Turkey and the US.   The OECD also reports that household incomes have declined in the past 10 years, with lower income groups feeling the pain most in the late ...
31. Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... year 1000, Asia's GDP per capita had crept a little ahead (about 10%) of the West. After the year 1000, Western Europe gradually started to emerge from the Dark Ages with the rise of the Italian City ...
32. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... than to the West.  The US will remain in the Middle East, although it may get tougher on Israel after the Presidential elections. But as the US squares up to China, could the rising dragon be considered ...
33. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... Tokyo only ranks as number 5, after London, New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore in The Global Financial Centres Index.  Both Hong Kong and Singapore are ranked above Japan in the World Economic Forum's ...
... Defense Force After Afghanistan.  Lowy Institute for International Policy.  Policy Brief, March 2012. http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=1827  ...
35. Will China overtake the US?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... sophistication, really surpass the US?  After all, in 2010 China's gross national income in purchasing power parity terms was only $7640 whereas that of the US was $47360. These questions bring us ...
36. An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... second highest military spending, after the US.  This is a source of tensions in Asia.  India's military spending is on the rise too. There is risk of an arms race in the region. What is very troubling ...
37. Youth and development in Asia
There is no time like the present for investing in our youth, those between the ages of 12 and 24.  After all, today's youth are tomorrow's workers, entrepreneurs, parents, citizens and leaders.  Indeed, ...
38. Japan's triple crisis -- one year on?
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... explored this question by conducting surveys (both before and after the earthquake) of Japanese in their 20s and 30s from all non-crisis-afflicted prefectures.  The results suggest that about half of ...
39. Breaking time for the BRICs?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... the productivity, their economies will eventually overtake those with smaller populations. And this is what has been happening.  After decades of bad policies, the emerging world is increasingly adopting ...
40. Central Asia Update
... Tajikistan expressed their interest to join the Union after they conduct a careful analysis of all economic costs and benefits. However there is a risk that this Custom Union will promote only geopolitical ...
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