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21. Sen on development on youtube
... people's "capabilities".  People must be "enabled" or "empowered" to take charge of their lives. Reference: Amartya Sen and FXB International -- Strides in Development http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sd0hqhQhQg ...
22. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in governance in many countries. Addressing these challenges will require actions at three levels: -- At the national level, actions must address inclusiveness and inequities, urbanization, resource ...
23. Burmese Days
... won by Aung San Suu Kyi's party (the National League for Democracy -- NLD).  She was placed under house arrest, the election results were disavowed, and the country's name was changed to Myanmar in 1989. ...
24. 2012 Conference of Montreal
... in the health sector, the equitable use of resources, welcoming immigrants, the free trade agreements and sustainable development. The 150 international speakers will include: Alan Greenspan, former ...
25. Trying to do business in China
... in China, you already have to be thinking of how you can get out, if you need to.  Dispute planning is essential.  International private arbitration is a much better bet than relying on the Chinese court ...
26. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... decisions, an inability to provide reasonable public services, and the inability to interact with other states as a full member of the international community. The 12 indicators cover a wide range of state ...
27. Human Rights in Asia
Amnesty International is a tough judge of human rights in all countries.  According to Amnesty, my home country "Australia continued to violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples, stripping essential services ...
28. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... a fear that the remainder, the unknown ones, will be forgotten. Burma is a country of many ethnic nationalities and since independence in 1948, there never has been a time when the whole country was ...
29. Views of Asia's next generation
... initiated by the Asia Business Council, Time magazine, and the National University of Singapore.  There is very much food for thought for Asia's leaders. A new generation is coming to power in Asia.  ...
30. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Corporations?, drew international public attention to the concept of 'state capitalism', which was widely studied during the first half of Twentieth century but vanished from the end of the Second World ...
31. India's urban squalor
... Tamil Nadu to repair a runway at the international airport.  The work complete, they decided to stay near the airport and its tantalizing construction possibilities.  In an area with little unclaimed space,  ...
32. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
India is a land of many paradoxes.  It is a country of remarkable high technology, world class multinational companies, and a leader in business process offshoring.  But it is also a country with a corrupt ...
33. State capitalism
... the past decade or so with the rise of state-owned or controlled enterprises.  These enterprises are backed by the state, but behave like private-sector multinationals.  The leading practitioner of state ...
34. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... 2030.  Let's have a quick look at the trends and issues. When the People's Republic of China was established in 1949, the country embarked on a national strategy of intensive industrialization, modelled ...
35. Beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
I look forward to receiving your comments on these few thoughts of mine on the Asian Century, published by the Australian National University's East Asia Forum blog. http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/05/19/australia-beware-of-asian-century-hype/ ...
36. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
With political instability in Beijing, and a change of national leadership coming up, the Chinese government is trying to maintain stability.  This means that there is little prospect of economic or political ...
37. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to a leader in motor vehicles and electronics. Japan's growth was also export-oriented which meant that product standards had to be raised to international market standards.  Japan benefited from open ...
38. Poverty in India
... multiple dimensions, most estimates of poverty are based on "poverty lines" which are defined by the minimum expenditure that an individual requires to meet his or her needs. Based on an international ...
39. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and human rights abuses, and wants freedom.  A deeply worrying governance problem in Asia is the rise of international economic crime, in the form of human trafficking, money laundering, counterfeiting ...
40. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... spotlight at the World Economic Forum at Davos. Chinese leaders are much more preoccupied by domestic rather than international issues.  Domestic stability is vital for the survival of the regime ...
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