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21. Food security in Asia
... population.  India, in particular, remains one of the most undernourished countries in the world despite its economic gains.  Because of poor nutrition, about 44% of Indian children below the age of 5 ...
22. Asia's rising inequality
... in 2008, as 714 million were lifted out of poverty.   This reduction in poverty has, however, been accompanied by rising inequality in many countries.  Between the 1990s and 2000s, countries accounting ...
23. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to wealthy countries, that developing economies need to put economic growth first and worry about democracy later. Now Asia does have several examples of countries that have achieved initial economic successes ...
24. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
As countries develop, the role of government must evolve too.  In this regard, the report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission demonstrates clearly how Japan's government ...
25. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... based on five elements: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation; and political culture. Countries are placed within one of four types of ...
26. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... that Confucianism's emphasis on education and tolerance are fully consistent with education.  In any event, two Confucian countries, Taiwan and Korea, have made remarkable transformations from autocratic ...
27. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... with the Chinese and Russians, it matters to give help, both private and public, to those who campaign in both countries for the rule of law, not the rule of men, who want poor villagers to be fairly compensated ...
28. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... disparities between countries which threaten peace and stability, competition for resources, climate change and water crises, and natural disasters. The biggest challenge to overcome is the recent deterioration ...
29. Burmese Days
...  The US and most other Western countries imposed sanctions.  Most neighboring Asian countries pursued a policy of engagement, especially China which developed very close economic and political ties.  ...
30. Trying to do business in China
... by the local or central government.  This notion is not totally foreign to most Western countries, where you cannot buy a bank or a nuclear power station without government approval.  But in China, government ...
31. 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 ...
32. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... economic and social pressures experienced by states.  It ranks 177 countries using 12 social, economic, and political indicators of pressure on the state, including such issues as uneven development, state ...
33. Human Rights in Asia
Amnesty International is a tough judge of human rights in all countries.  According to Amnesty, my home country "Australia continued to violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples, stripping essential services ...
34. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... totalitarian regime is still in power, albeit with a softer heart. And many outside countries have their eyes on Burma's very rich natural resources, and its strategic location between China, India and ...
35. Views of Asia's next generation
... gone through their countries' education systems lament that there is an overemphasis on rote learning and a lack of emphasis on creativity and workplace skills.  Many of Asia's economies are transitioning ...
36. 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 ...
37. State capitalism
... in its special report of 21 January 2012, state capitalism also has many shortcomings, especially for advanced countries which depend on innovation-driven growth.  In fact, state capitalism serves more ...
38. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... it could even be two-thirds.  And based on the experience of advanced countries like the US and Japan whose urban populations are about three-quarters of total, China's urbanization will continue beyond ...
... the world's most dynamic region, is still way behind in providing women with economic opportunity. In most countries women's economic opportunity is still restricted through laws, regulations, practices, ...
40. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... debt crises.  Korea recovered faster and more vigorously than most OECD countries and enjoys a low unemployment rate of 3.4% and modest government debt.  While growth slowed in late 2011, reflecting the ...
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