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21. 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 ...
22. 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 ...
23. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... 177th, you have to look a good way down the list to find the best ranked Asian countries.  They are Singapore 157th, South Korea 156th, Japan 151st, Mongolia 129th, Brunei 123rd, Malaysia 110th, Vietnam ...
24. Human Rights in Asia
... on key Asian countries. China Fearful of a protest movement inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa, in February the authorities unleashed one of the harshest crackdowns on political ...
25. 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 ...
26. Views of Asia's next generation
... A generation born from 1978 to the early 1990.  This is Asia's Generation Y or Millennial generation.  They are almost 1.5 billion in number. The parents of today's young Asians knew hunger and revolution.  ...
27. 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 ...
28. 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 ...
... EIU's women's opportunity index is useful in that it estimates and confirms that which is obvious to the casual observer of Asian society, and reminds us only too vividly of the negative consequences. ...
30. 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/ ...
31. 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 ...
33. 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 ...
34. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Australia is awash with hype about the "Asian Century".  This is natural.  Asia is the world's fastest growing region, and accounts for the lion's share of Australia's exports.  Asia's rapidly urbanising ...
35. Asia's uneven development
... 1990.  Scratching below the surface we find that China and its East Asian neighbors have been the main contributors to this goal.  Leading South Asian countries like Bangladesh, India and Nepal, while ...
36. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... part because Beijing has difficulty controlling the People's Liberation Army which plays its own game.  It may also be in part a game of low-level terrorism to keep the US and its Asian allies off balance.  ...
37. Innovation Asia
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... way ahead of its Asian neighbors at 8th in the world, implying it gets more bang out of its innovation bucks.  Japan only makes it to 25th, while Hong Kong is 27th and Singapore 36th.  These countries ...
38. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
This week's invited contributor is my former deputy at the Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute, Turdakun Tashbolotov.  He has an interesting story to share with us about Russia and the East.   ...
39. Human security in Asia
What is human security?  And what does it mean in the Asian context?  Human security is concerned with both safeguarding and expanding people's vital freedoms -- in particular, the freedom from ...
40. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... though unequally, among Asian peoples. Now, as we look back on several decades of dramatic economic growth, how do we assess East Asia's performance, and what are the main challenges looking ahead? Let's ...
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