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21. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... India and Japan. China's authoritarian capitalism makes it difficult for it to have open, cooperative relations with other countries.  Lingering historical animosity towards Japan, limits its ability to ...
22. Burmese Days
... more than $1 a day, which makes it the lowest of all countries in the Asia-Pacific, even lower than North Korea and Afghanistan (in purchasing power parity terms it is around $1000).  The government estimates ...
23. 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 ...
24. Living on $2 a day
... in the informal sector.  Thus, you make more on some days, less on others, and often get no income at all.  The government offers you very limited help, and when it does, the quality of assistance is apt ...
25. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... recent non-Asian arrivals, and almost surely makes the recent Asian arrivals the most highly educated cohort of immigrants in U.S. history. Recent Asian immigrants are also an elite group from their ...
26. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... the most common is the loss of physical control of its territory or a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. Other attributes of state failure include the erosion of legitimate authority to make collective ...
27. Nobel hopes for China
... and increased human rights in China. The declaration reiterates certain 'universal values' such as freedom, equality, democracy and constitutional rule and makes recommendations for, among other things, ...
28. World Economy in Grave Danger
... in competitiveness. Asian Development Bank President Kuroda made a sobering presentation on emerging Asia, which is also being hit by the weakening in Europe, and desperately needs to make its growth ...
29. Views of Asia's next generation
... toward elite governance, which is deeply embedded in Asian culture.  It is virtually impossible for unknowns to make their mark.  Political leaders are usually descendants of political pedigree or foreign-educated ...
30. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and describing Chinese politics is no easy task, two recent episodes make it quite manifest that the Communist Party is undergoing a moment of deep stress, which could hold structural features. What ...
31. State capitalism
... the world's third-largest ports operator.  The airline Emirates is growing at 20% a year. State companies make up 80% of the value of the stockmarket in China, 62% in Russia and 38% in Brazil.  They ...
32. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of producers, many of them state-owned.  It keeps the currency undervalued, which makes imports expensive and exports cheap, thereby discouraging the consumption of foreign goods and encouraging production ...
33. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... encourage efficient use.  Finally, cities that invest in effective risk reduction and disaster response capabilities often find these will be among the best public investments they make. Perhaps the ...
... opportunities for women still lag behind those for men. The Economist Intelligence Unit's women's economic opportunity index makes a good attempt at measuring this.  In particular, it shows that Asia, ...
35. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... by other countries like Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.  This makes the role of government relatively straightforward -- providing roads, railways, energy, and other infrastructure to complement private ...
... make profits which come back to head office -- like when Toyota produces a car in Kentucky, or when Bridgestone makes a tire in Thailand to sell it in India.  Japan has in fact been a leader in the globalization ...
37. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... close connections between government, business and banks.  Industrial upgrading was facilitated by imitating and importing foreign technologies.  True, Japan was often able to make improvements, but most ...
38. Poverty in India
... improve the country's overall prospects for growth.  It also needs to make it more inclusive by promoting human development and providing much greater opportunities for groups suffering the most from deprivations.  ...
39. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... China-centric approach.  The Australian government should also make better efforts to capture more of the "rents" of the resources boom, and invest them in other national assets like education, research ...
40. Asia's uneven development
... making progress in reducing poverty, will not make this MDG by 2015. Asia has also achieved the goal of eliminating gender inequities in primary, secondary and tertiary education, although South Asia ...
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