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21. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... complacency in the lead-up to the Lehman shock, the recent alleged fraud and corruption at JP Morgan and Barclays, the Penn State University scandal and so on.  But what is worrying is that the potential ...
22. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... is still reverberating, with Chinese boats recently entering into Japanese territorial waters.  Russia feels nervous about its massive open border with China.  Burma has made a decisive switch away from ...
23. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... by the index, only 25 are judged to be full democracies, representing 15 per cent of the 167 countries covered, and only 11 per cent of the world population.  Some 53 countries are flawed democracies, ...
24. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
An old friend of mine recently assured me that the Chinese people are not interested in democracy.  They only want prosperity and stability.  He is of course an Australian businessman who has profited ...
25. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
Russia and China are the chief strategic threats to the moral and political commitments of liberal democracies, argued Michael Ignatieff in his recent stirring Isaiah Berlin Memorial Lecture, delivered ...
26. 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 ...
27. Burmese Days
... exporter of rice, produced 75 per cent of the world's teak, and had a highly literate population. The military took over in 1958.  A military coup followed in 1962, whose government pursued an extreme ...
28. Trying to do business in China
Almost everyone would like to do business in China.  After all, China is the world's second biggest merchandise importer and also recipient of foreign direct investment. Recent history is however littered ...
29. 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 ...
30. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... implosion, erosion, or invasion over different time periods. Before delving into Asia's failed states, let's have a first look at the global picture.  In the 2012 Failed States Index recently released, ...
31. Human Rights in Asia
... human rights within the country and abroad. Around 250 people were killed in ongoing clashes between armed Maoists and security forces in several central and eastern states. At least 40 people were killed ...
32. Nobel hopes for China
... end to one party rule in China. His current imprisonment, for "inciting subversion of state power", was imposed for statements in recently-published essays and the 2008 document he helped write, Charter ...
33. 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 ...
34. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
In a few recent articles, we have dealt with the deep and growing problems of the once "incredible India".  The Economist magazine has also be weighing in on the topic in recent weeks. The Economist ...
35. World Economy in Grave Danger
... and the other European bad boys -- and ultimately to save the euro.  The European Central Bank could buy up all the region's toxic debt.  A good dose of inflation would also help erode the debt.  Pushing ...
36. Views of Asia's next generation
... a long way to go in winning this space race of education when it comes to quality rather than test scores.  Despite recent years of economic growth, the eduction system is archaic. Tiger cubs who have ...
37. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Corporations?, drew international public attention to the concept of 'state capitalism', which was widely studied during the first half of Twentieth century but vanished from the end of the Second World ...
38. India's urban squalor
... benchmarks.  Rather, the Annawdians were among roughly one hundred million Indians freed from poverty since 1991, when, around, the same moment as the small slum's founding, the central government embraced ...
39. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... one of the world's largest centers of film production.  India is also home to the glizy Indian Premier League cricket competition, the highest paying cricket event in the world.  At this stage of our ...
40. State capitalism
... has 50% of Japan Tobacco, and the German government 32% of Deutsche Telekom. More recently, the failure of Boris Yeltsin's post-Soviet privatization convinced many emerging countries of the benefits that ...
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