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21. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... for governance failures are greater in oligarchic societies which are either non-democratic or weakly democratic -- and it is in these types of countries, such as China, where a massive growth in nuclear ...
22. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... on the great benefits that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) enjoy -- benefits like virtual exemption from paying taxes and dividends, privileged access to bank finance, and artificially low prices for their ...
23. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... that can provide a true test of a democracy, and in this case Japan has been found greatly wanting. Reference: Economist Intelligence Unit.  Democracy Index 2011, "Democracy Under Stress". http://www.eiu.com/public/thankyou_download.aspx?activity=download&campaignid=DemocracyIndex2011 ...
24. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... greatly from China's authoritarian capitalism. I wonder how he interprets the recent protests in Hong Kong and China? In the longstanding debates about Asian culture and values, some cultural theorists ...
25. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... as mentioned above, the leading powers of Asia have great trouble in cooperating together.  Europe has shown that even a group of like-minded countries can struggle to generate political power as a group. ...
26. Burmese Days
... Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest on 13 November 2010.  Notwithstanding these impressive measures, economic reform has greatly lagged political reform. The NLD then stood in by-elections in April this ...
27. 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 ...
28. Living on $2 a day
... to be low.  Your greatest source of support is your family and community, though most often you'll have to rely on your own devices! So how do the poor budget?  In particular, how do they make sure that ...
29. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... continuing through the worst economic crisis that America has seen since the great depression.  It is taking place at a time when the countries of origin of the migrants are experiencing historically unprecedented ...
30. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
...  So what are the main lessons from this year's failed states index? Countries can have a false air of stability and security which can be greatly disturbed by sudden events -- complacency is one of ...
31. Human Rights in Asia
... Yufu, who had already spent nearly nine of the last 13 years in prison for demanding greater political freedom, was just one of dozens of critics, activists, and dissidents detained and harassed by the ...
32. Nobel hopes for China
... by the Nobel Peace Prize. Indeed, there was a great deal of trouble in 1935, when the Nobel Committee gave the award to Carl von Ossietzky. Hitler was furious, and prohibited all Germans from accepting ...
33. World Economy in Grave Danger
... to contradict this dire warning. True, European Commissioner Michel Barnier reminded us of the unique and great ambition of the European project.  No other region has attempted such cooperation.  And ...
34. Views of Asia's next generation
... elites. Across the board, young Asians concerned with the lack of effective representation advocate a greater role for ordinary citizens in choosing their leaders. With young Asians demanding more ...
35. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... outcome”. Such a system combines great openness towards international trade and markets with a strong political leverage on domestic economy.  Bremmer argues that the Chinese model is not only bearing ...
36. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... reading, we have the impression of a great, advanced, dynamic country.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  A cursory glance of the India Premier League is symbolic of India.  It reveals that the ...
37. State capitalism
... private-sector oligarchs to heel. The collapse of the Soviet Union provided a great lesson to the Chinese Communist Party which fears for its survival.  Thus, China privatized small state-owned enterprises ...
38. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
China's economy is not at great risk in the short term, because the government still has lots of firepower to keep it afloat.  But inefficient and wasteful investment is storing up problems for the longer ...
39. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... citizens to subsized healthcare, unemployment insurance, guaranteed minimum incomes and basic welfare support which are only available in cities. During the unstable times of the "Great Leap Forward" ...
... the lesser developed countries of Asia, development prospects are greatly hindered by low investments in female health and education, and policies and cultural practices and norms which limit women's capacity ...
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