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21. 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, ...
22. 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 ...
23. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... it should be "smart" as well as rapid.  Smart urbanization involves delivering adequate levels of public services -- especially health, education, transport, water and energy -- in ways and at prices that ...
... of childcare has fallen sharply in recent years, especially with the reform of state-owned enterprises in the late 1990s, many of which provided kindergarten and similiar facilities. In the Indonesia, ...
25. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... more inclusive growth especially by ensuring better access to high-quality pre-primary education.  Well-targeted increases in social spending, in particular for low income groups, are also necessary.  ...
26. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... the fiscal system by mobilizing additional revenues and ensuring local governments have adequate financing to meet heavy and rising expenditure responsibilities, especially on the large social and environmental ...
27. 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 ...
28. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... -- like women and youth (especially in Japan and Korea), lower caste citizens in India, and indigenous peoples in many countries. Effective democratic governance, which is essential to become an advanced ...
29. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... only a bleak shadow of its past. Economic difficulties and unemployment after the collapse of the USSR led to massive internal migration of the population especially the younger generation to more economically ...
30. Human security in Asia
... both protecting people from acute threats, and empowering people to take charge of their own lives, especially women who are often the worst victims of insecurity. Actors who have a role in providing ...
31. Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... states, especially Venice.  Western Europe then overtook China (the leading Asian economy) in per capita GDP in the 14th century. Western Europe then continued its rise thanks to Portugal, Spain, and ...
32. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... especially when you add US allies into the equation.  True, US military spending is being cut for budget reasons.  But the US position is unique and no-one can replace it, even if it is diminishing.  China ...
33. Urbanization in Asia -- 12 things to know in 2012
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... young people with higher levels of education greater opportunities to integrate into urban life than they do for the less educated.  Education, especially for females, is a key driver in accessing the ...
34. Whither China's economy?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... than ever. The China bears argue that the 2008-2009 stimulus in response to the global financial crisis provoked a property bubble and inflation, created loads of debt (especially for local governments) ...
35. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... and barriers to the entry of new firms. Overall, the services sector and services trade suffer from much greater restrictions in these emerging Asia economies than in the advanced OECD countries -- especially ...
... Australia needs to be more independent in its defense strategy, and to develop better defense relations with our Asian neighbors, especially Indonesia and China. Ever since the end of World War 2, ...
37. An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... This creates many opportunities for all countries, especially those like Australia which can exploit their fast growing market demands for natural resources.  But it also creates many risks, like rising ...
38. China, India and Indonesia -- safety first, please
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of terrorist attack" and where one should protect one's "personal belongings at all times, especially your passport" as "Petty crime, including bag snatching and pickpocketing, is a serious problem in ...
39. Youth and development in Asia
... investing in youth will boost economic growth, reduce poverty, and make us all better off. This is especially the case for developing countries whose youth number 1.3 billion, or almost one-quarter of ...
40. Gender equality and development
... still remain.  Females are more likely to die, relative to males, in many low- and middle-income countries than their counterparts in rich countries, especially in childhood and during their reproductive ...
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