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21. Natural disasters in Asia
... and exposed to the elements, have borne the brunt of the region's cataclysms, Natural disasters can strike anywhere, reports the Asian Development Bank.  However, Asia's poor and those living in poor ...
22. Food security in Asia
... can afford -- "access".  It must be of satisfactory quality and safety -- "properly utilized".  Food insecurity is the most basic form of human deprivation.  Before people can provide for their education, ...
23. Asia's rising inequality
... and market-oriented reform -- are also the basic forces behind rising inequality in the region.  Working together, these have significantly impacted on inequality through a number of channels, in particular: ...
24. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... weekend. The Philippines held elections that were widely praised as a significant improvement over previous ones, and also they launched a concerted effort to fight corruption and increase transparency ...
25. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... is in desperate need of modernization and upgrading. But all countries can learn from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster.  We all have governance shortcomings.      First, the basics. The primary ...
26. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... and cover 31 per cent of the countries and 38 per cent of population. The world's ten most democratic countries are Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Finland, ...
27. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... government is allegedly interfering with the workings of the Hong Kong government.  Record property prices.  An increasing wealth gap.  A string of political scandals. Moving now to Shifang city in Sichuan, ...
28. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... both Russia and China, the regimes have quietly put Communism aside as a public belief system, but they have never faced up to Communist legacies of terror, starvation and persecution." We can't assume ...
29. Sen on development on youtube
... human lives, or in other terms removing "unfreedoms" -- these deprivations or unfreedoms can be economic, social, environmental and political in nature. The key to removing these deprivations is developing ...
30. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... have constructive relations with mny of its Asian neighbours.  For historical and cultural reasons, India can never be a real ally of any other country.  And the role of the US in the region means that ...
31. Burmese Days
... and the US government has just nominated Derek Mitchell as American Ambassador. Why the dramatic changes after all this time? It seems clear that the Burmese regime has wanted to reassert some independence ...
32. 2012 Conference of Montreal
... recommend that you make your way to Montreal for this great conference which takes place from 11 to 14 June -- see : http://forum-americas.org/montreal.  But if you can't join us there, just follow the ...
33. Living on $2 a day
... there is something to eat and drink each day?  How do they deal with emergencies?  How can they be sure that they can pay for the doctor and drugs when their children fall sick?  How do they put together ...
34. Trying to do business in China
... at a recent China Canada Business Council event. So what are some of the tricks to doing business in China? China is very heavily regulated.  Just to open an office, you may need to obtain five different ...
35. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... accounts for almost 60 per cent of the world's population.  And as most advanced OECD countries in the economic doldrums, with the notable exceptions of Canada and Australia, dynamically emerging Asia ...
36. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... decline, group-based inequality, institutionalized persecution or discrimination, severe demographic pressures, brain drain, and environmental decay. States can fail at varying rates through explosion, ...
37. Human Rights in Asia
... migrants. Singapore's elite believes that its benevolent dictatorship is superior to democracy, but: Singapore Opposition candidates made small but unprecedented gains in the May parliamentary elections, ...
38. 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.  ...
39. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... at peace.  It has not been able to develop the trust and understanding necessary to remove causes of conflict. The government's recent reform measures "can be sustained only with the intelligent cooperation ...
40. Views of Asia's next generation
... at the time they were born.  Thanks to heavy investments in eduction, more of them can go to school and, once there, study for more years than their parents.  They can aspire to jobs in areas of biotech, ...
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