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41. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... by absorbing foreign knowledge and capital.  In just one generation, Japan transformed itself from a nation of transister radio salesmen to global leaders in automobiles, consumer electronics and other ...
42. Human development in Asia
...  The HDI is very important, because there was a time when economists were just concerned with economic growth.  But there have been too many cases of economic growth without development -- where economic ...
43. Beating global poverty?
... $1.25 and $2 has almost doubled from 648 million to 1.18 billion between 1981 and 2008. -- the marked bunching up just above the $1.25 line points to the fact that a great many people remain vulnerable ...
44. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... power also requires a compelling ideology and values.  The US stands for democracy, human rights and market economy.  But China doesn't stand for anything.  The communism label is just a relic from the ...
45. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... just stand alone.  It is a backbone sector with very important linkages with the rest of the economy.  For example, many high-tech manufacturing activities and Asia's complex manufacturing supply chains ...
... 2,500 US marines through Darwin and ships (including nuclear submarines) through Perth.  On top of this, it has just come to light that there is now talk of the US using Australia's remote Cocos Islands ...
47. Will China overtake the US?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Many Americans fear that China will soon overtake the US.  With a population more than four times that of the US, and a fast-growing economy, it is just a matter of time before the total size of the Chinese ...
48. An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... energy and food prices, and even the risk of conflict.  All nations need a strategy to both adjust to and benefit from this historic re-emergence of Asia's giants. China is now the world's second biggest ...
49. Japan's triple crisis -- one year on?
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... Korean origin.  But he is an outsider.  He is evidence that a more diverse society, with more migration, could offer great opportunities for Japan to reinvent itself. But a more open migration policy just ...
50. Asia’s Development and the Leadership Issue
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of postwar economic development, has seen rising income inequality among working age people. As Justin Lin puts it, economic development is a “dynamic process” that “requires industrial upgrading and ...
51. International Trade
The amount of fuss that is stirred up by discussions on international trade is just amazing. Just think about it. A transaction between someone in Seattle and someone in Vancouver is international trade.  ...
... should not just adapt and adjust.  We should be innovative and creative -- like the Beatles, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein... Read more  ...
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