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21. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... have sent money to home in the past year. About half of Filipinos (52 per cent) also say they sent remittances home in the past year. By contrast, Japanese (12 per cent) and Koreans (16 per cent) are much ...
22. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... its first decade of independence this past May. Although the new nation's early years were characterized by political infighting and ethnic conflict, things were a bit more stable in 2011, and U.N. peacekeepers, ...
23. Human Rights in Asia
... had yet to yield results. Institutional mechanisms meant to protect human rights remained weak, and judicial processes were slow in ensuring justice for victims of past violations including extrajudicial ...
24. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... by the rule of law . . ." Over the past year, there have been steps towards democracy in Burma.  While the best-known prisoners of conscience like Aung San Suu Kyi have been released, there is however ...
25. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... economic growth the past two decades, this will not been sufficient to enable India to achieve most of the Millenium Development Goals by 2015.  Indeed, an alarming 80% of Indians live on less than $2 ...
26. 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 ...
27. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... market rate for their loans and land.  And China could have achieved the same rate of economic growth over the past three decades with half the rate of investment, had that investment been undertaken by ...
28. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... The influx in the 1990s of foreign investment in manufacturing in many coastal cities, and the resulting real estate boom, has largely driven China's ecoonomic growth for the past couple of decades. Town ...
29. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... be easy, it is essential for China to become a modern, harmonious, and creative high-income society. China's economic performance these past three decades has been spectacular.  Annual GDP growth rate ...
30. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Japan's very strong economic growth from the 1950s through to the 1980s was a virtual miracle.  Its stagnation for the past two decades seems a mystery.  How did it all happen? In the period up to ...
31. Poverty in India
Over the past two decades, India has become one of the stars of the world economy thanks to its rapid growth.  At the same time, India will not manage to realize the Millennium Development Goal of reducing ...
32. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... public enemy number 1!   For example, of all the anti-dumping cases brought to the World Trade Organisation this past decade, fully one-quarter of them have been leveled against China.  Management ...
33. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... unacceptable and a blow to national pride as Russia is still seen as a successor of the USSR which was a “mentor and big brother” of Communist China in the not so distant past. Russia is still a military ...
34. Human security in Asia
... want, the freedom from fear, and the freedom to take actions on one's own behalf. Over the past couple of decades, human security analysis has come to the fore in light of terrorist attacks, civil war, ...
35. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... ageing populations when past growth has benefited greatly from the demographic dividend due to work forces growing faster than the overall population. (vi) how to get the role of the state "right" at ...
36. Human development in Asia
... but also clearly ahead of Sub-Saharan Africa. Over the past three decades, both developing East Asia and the Pacific, and South Asia are the regions with the fastest rates of improvement, about a 1.4% ...
37. Beating global poverty?
... to extraordinary reductions in poverty in China and its neighbors.  These past three decades, East Asia has gone from having a much higher rate of poverty than sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia to having ...
38. Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... was almost five times that of China, as was also Hong Kong and Singapore. What to make of all of this? After centuries of stagnation, Asia's economic rise over the past half century is a miracle which ...
39. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... past.  The Chinese government is more concerned with internal stability and survival.  As the current unrest suggests, the next decade will be challenging for China. Lastly, what makes the US unique ...
... that Australia is transitioning out of Afghanistan, and also facing budget cuts, it is time to be more strategic. Australia's defense forces are likely, as in the recent past, to be called on for messy, ...
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