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41. Human development in Asia
The objective of development should be to create an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy and creative lives.  In other words, it's all about "human development". But what exactly is ...
42. Multidimensional poverty
There are several ways of looking at poverty.  Consumption (or income) poverty is a measure of absolute poverty based on "poverty lines" like $1.25 and $2.00 a day for people in the developing world.  Relative ...
43. Beating global poverty?
In 2005, when ageing rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono organized the "Live 8" rock festival, their message (and that of the 3 billion people who watched it), to the G8 leaders meeting in Gleneagles (Scotland) ...
44. China: recent political developments
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  China’s growth depends on two pillars, one of them being the availability of surplus rural labour, sometimes referred to as “slave labour” because these people have little opportunity to work elsewhere ...
45. Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... has improved the lives of many Asians, and also improved the lives of people throughout the whole world.  If good policies are maintained, this should continue because it is a process of economic catchup.  ...
46. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to contain these tensions. One issue that Sir Lawrence did not delve into is the relations between the Chinese government and the People's Liberation Army.  Unfortunately, while China's political leaders ...
47. Urbanization in Asia -- 12 things to know in 2012
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... from the Asian Development Bank website, because they are so interesting. 1.  Asian cities are growing rapidly. Another 1.1 billion people will live in the region’s cities in the next 20 years. Source: ...
48. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
...  Shepherd, Ben, and Gloria Pasadilla, "Services as a new engine of growth for ASEAN, the People's Republic of China and India".  Asian Development Bank Institute Working Paper No. 349. http://www.adbi.org/working-paper/2012/03/06/5017.services.new.engine.growth.asean.prc.india/ ...
... all, Australia needs to communicate more effectively with China, and to impress on China that it is not considered an enemy. Many people have different views on the possibility of Chinese aggression. ...
50. Will China overtake the US?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in science and technology, in particular: First, successful cases of catchup have involved considerable movement of people, both citizens of the backward country going abroad to learn and then returning, ...
51. International Trade
... The two people are residents of different countries which use different currencies. A similar transaction between two people, one in Seattle and the other in New York, a much greater distance, is just ...
52. Investment
Everyone likes investment.  It creates jobs, economic activity and opportunity. But many people start raising questions about investment coming from foreigners.  Could it be politically motivated?  Witness ...
53. Society
People group together in societies.  We surrender some of our individual freedoms from nature to be part of society.  We can thus benefit from greater security and a sense of belonging.  We can solve common ...
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