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21. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... greatly from China's authoritarian capitalism. I wonder how he interprets the recent protests in Hong Kong and China? In the longstanding debates about Asian culture and values, some cultural theorists ...
22. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
If you want to get a quick idea of what the Asian Century is all about, have a look at the Centennial Group's 12 minute video on Youtube -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtPXQ-ab9Sg.  It's based on the ...
23. Burmese Days
... a parliamentary democracy, and was considered to be the South East Asia country with the brightest future.  Under British rule, it had been the wealthiest country in Southeast Asia, was the world's largest ...
24. Trying to do business in China
... culmination of the process of legal, business and financial due diligence, and should be strictly enforced.  For Chinese and most Asians, a contract is more like a letter of intent, a stage in the business ...
25. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Pundits and policy wonks the world over are predicting that the 21st century will be the "Asian Century". But there is another alternative or parallel scenario by which migration of highly skilled Asians ...
26. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
As Asia sits on top of the world economy, it may be difficult to imagine that this vast unwieldy region is home to more than a handful of the world's "failed states", as estimated by the Fund for Peace ...
27. Human Rights in Asia
... human rights highlights vividly the growing tensions between Asia's miraculous economic growth and the region's poor human rights record.  Set out below are some key extracts from this report. As winds ...
28. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... of such movements throughout Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa." So the Burmese people, who were one of the very first in modern times to rise up against their totalitarian regime, can now see signs of ...
29. World Economy in Grave Danger
... in competitiveness. Asian Development Bank President Kuroda made a sobering presentation on emerging Asia, which is also being hit by the weakening in Europe, and desperately needs to make its growth ...
30. Views of Asia's next generation
The world of tomorrow belongs to our youth -- especially in Asia where there is an enormous "youth bulge" entering the work force.  But in Asia's hierarchical, seniority-based and male-dominated societies, ...
31. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Asian states, but they will find the handling of domestic situations ever more problematic. Italian great economist and statesman Luigi Einaudi wrote that “economic freedom is the essential condition for ...
32. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... giant.  Ranbaxy is India's largest pharma company, and is now in the global top 10 generics companies with exports to 150 countries.  Biocon is Asia's largest biotechnology company, the world's largest ...
33. State capitalism
... will become less competitive.  State capitalism works better in areas like infrastructure than in consumer goods. State capitalism only works well when directed by a competent state.  Many Asian countries ...
... opportunities for women still lag behind those for men. The Economist Intelligence Unit's women's economic opportunity index makes a good attempt at measuring this.  In particular, it shows that Asia, ...
35. Beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
I look forward to receiving your comments on these few thoughts of mine on the Asian Century, published by the Australian National University's East Asia Forum blog. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/05/19/australia-beware-of-asian-century-hype/ ...
36. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of East Asia. Reference: OECD.  "Further reforms needed to sustain Korean growth and social cohesion".  http://www.oecd.org/document/35/0,3746,en_21571361_44315115_50205091_1_1_1_1,00.html  ...
37. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... agenda.  Four of the ten Asian cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels are in China.  (f) Seek mutually beneficial relations with the rest of the world.  China has benefited greatly through integration ...
... and exporting.  By the time that Japan had become advanced country in the 1990s, this approach no longer worked.  Japan has lost its cost advantage to other Asian countries, which also matched its quality ...
39. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... electronics and other industries were offshored to East Asia, setting up the now very familiar production networks and supply chains. Lastly, Japan has been undergoing the most rapid aging of its population ...
40. Poverty in India
... to the Asian Development Bank, India's poverty is widespread and rampant, and the country's vulnerable population seems to have grown ever more vulnerable, especially to food insecurity. Despite poverty's ...
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