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21. Burmese Days
... abuses against local people.  Abuses include: extra-judicial killings, torture and other forms of ill-treatment; widespread and systematic forced labour; and violations of the rights to freedom of movement ...
22. Living on $2 a day
If you are living on more than $2 a day in a developing country, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank.  Indeed, you are a lot better off than those poor people who live on less than ...
23. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Korea -- $50,000. Asian Americans have a pervasive belief in the rewards of hard work -- 69 per cent say people can get ahead if they are willing to work hard, a view shared by a somewhat smaller share ...
24. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... for 46 years, Kim Il Sung, in 1994; and the world's worst famine in decades, which led to the starvation of hundreds of thousands of people. The year 2011 saw both the ascension of Kim Jong Un, after the ...
25. 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 ...
26. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... aspirations of the common people, …… it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected ...
27. Views of Asia's next generation
... educational opportunities than boys, especially in South Asia. Education is important not as an end in itself.  It is the means through which people gain financial access to a better life through employment, ...
28. India's urban squalor
The movement of people from rural to urban areas (urbanization) and from low-productivity agriculture to the manufacturing and services sectors is, in theory, an important part of the economic development ...
29. 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 ...
30. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of 10%.  Over 500 million people lifted out of poverty.  China is now the world's largest exporter and manufacturer, and its second largest economy.  2 of China's banks are among the world's top 10, and ...
31. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... regime meant that by the end of the 1970s Japan could no longer rely on an undervalued exchange rate.  Japan also benefited from a very low share of elderly people during this time -- in other words, most ...
32. Poverty in India
... and Pakistan.  The ADB recently came up with an Asian poverty line of $1.35, on which basis two-thirds of India's population or 740 million people live in poverty. The UNDP's multidimensional poverty ...
33. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of growth, as people move from rural to urban areas, and shift from low value-added agriculture to higher value added manufacturing and services.  Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo have succeeded very well, ...
34. Asia's uneven development
Asia has wowed the world with its massive reduction in the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day, the standard measure of extreme poverty.  The region has thus achieved the first Millennium ...
35. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... part because Beijing has difficulty controlling the People's Liberation Army which plays its own game.  It may also be in part a game of low-level terrorism to keep the US and its Asian allies off balance.  ...
36. Innovation Asia
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... better fit their needs, more job opportunities, new management practices, and access to technology.  This is also reshaping the mindset of people who are now more informed and increasingly connected to ...
37. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... is characterized by intense infighting. Successful leadership today means balancing the interests of the factions and being people of compromise rather than real leaders.  This has made the Party more ...
38. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... future as a great country with highly educated people, balanced social system, strong democracy, technically advanced army, and diversified and sustainable economy. In his last article which was published ...
39. Human security in Asia
What is human security?  And what does it mean in the Asian context?  Human security is concerned with both safeguarding and expanding people's vital freedoms -- in particular, the freedom from ...
40. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... though unequally, among Asian peoples. Now, as we look back on several decades of dramatic economic growth, how do we assess East Asia's performance, and what are the main challenges looking ahead? Let's ...
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