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21. 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 ...
22. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... have experienced dramatic economic development.  But few Asian immigrants are looking over their shoulders with regret. Just 12% say that if they had to do it all over again, they would remain in their ...
23. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... been a proxy battleground for influence among those powers, often cracking down on Tibetan refugees at the behest of its neighbor to the north. Nepal's biggest problem is that it just can't seem to form ...
24. 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 ...
25. 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.  ...
26. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... political and economic growth that is balanced and sustainable. The potential of our country is enormous. This should be nurtured and developed to create not just a more prosperous but also a more harmonious, ...
27. Views of Asia's next generation
... people living in Asia represent about 60% of the global population, yet live on just 30% of its land area, and many live in coastal regions or along rivers.  Natural disasters have a disproportionate impact ...
28. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... growing troubles the Party is having in managing dissent. Just think that on average every year around 100,000 mass protests are estimated to take place in China, generating “domestic stability maintenance” ...
29. India's urban squalor
... to be just one watchful presence: a small, unspookable boy from Nepal.  He was sitting, arms around knees, in a spangly blue haze by the sewage lake -- the reflected neon signage of a luxury hotel across ...
... to participate in the economy.  On a global basis, women could be considered the world's most underutilized resource.  Female labor force participation reached just 52% in 2008, well below the 78% rate ...
31. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... This must be done with caution since the effect of population ageing alone will automatically lead to substantial increases in public spending.      Most importantly, inclusive growth is not just a question ...
32. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... will inevitably be gradual as the international community and China make constant adjustments to accomodate each other. There may very little new in the World Bank's recommendations, and many of these ...
... are some of the key points: Japan is not a country with just large, sluggish, bureaucratic corporate conglomerates.  There is a strong new dynamic as its companies slowly throw off the old and embrace ...
34. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... mid-1970s, Japan enjoyed average economic growth of around 10% a year, just like China has over the past three decades.  A key driver of this growth was substantial capital investment, often fueled through ...
35. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and become global centres of finance, business and culture.  But the cases of Kolkata, Djakarta, Dhaka and Manila to name just a few show the downside of urbanisation.  Their vast swathes of slums and ...
36. Asia's uneven development
... almost with pride, that in India there are more mobile phones than toilets!  Something must be wrong in this country.  Sanitation facilities are not just a question of human dignity, but also result in ...
37. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... want to rock the boat.  When China is criticized, it can just resort to stubborn stone-walling. Thus, the cautious and stability-oriented China, has not taken an active role at the IMF, World Bank ...
38. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... people fight for positions and influence, like a democracy behind closed doors. It is just a matter of time before further cracks appear in the Communist Party edifice.  It is too big, complex, divided ...
39. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... of Europe is just about 6 million, while the population of just the Heilongjiang province in neighboring China is about 40 million and it is on a continuously increasing trend. Therefore, catching the ...
40. Human security in Asia
... neighbors in the South China Sea, border disputes between Cambodia and Thailand, and the ongoing tense relations between most of the countries of South Asia, to name just a few. In conclusion, Asia has ...
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