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21. Burmese Days
...  The US and most other Western countries imposed sanctions.  Most neighboring Asian countries pursued a policy of engagement, especially China which developed very close economic and political ties.  ...
22. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... country of origin. And by lopsided margins, Asian Americans say the US is preferable to their country of origin in such realms as providing economic opportunity, political and religious freedoms, and ...
23. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Somalia ranked most troubled state for 5th straight year, and Finland remains at best position, while Libya, Japan and Syria tumbled. The annual Failed States Index (FSI) highlights the global political, ...
24. Human Rights in Asia
... of political change blew in from the Middle East and North Africa, several governments in the Asia-Pacific region responded by increasing their efforts to retain power by repressing demands for human rights ...
25. Nobel hopes for China
... 08. Modelled on Charter 77, a petition demanding the recognition of human rights in Czechoslovakia and drawn up by writers and intellectuals in 1977, Charter 08 is a declaration calling for political reforms ...
26. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
In 1991, Burmese political hero, Aung San Suu Kyi, was under house arrest and unable to collect the Nobel Peace Prize awarded for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.  Her son, Alexander ...
27. Views of Asia's next generation
... look for regional solutions.  Does this reflect a lack of imagination, a lack of political reality, or a yearning for a more unified Asia?  The answer is probably a mixture of the three. (v) Governance ...
28. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... outcome”. Such a system combines great openness towards international trade and markets with a strong political leverage on domestic economy.  Bremmer argues that the Chinese model is not only bearing ...
29. State capitalism
... China's SAFE Investment Company and China Investment Corporation. One should never underestimate the political dimension of state capitalism.  The Chinese Communist Party has cells in most big companies ...
30. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... from implicit subsidies, sheltered markets and politically encouraged loans.  Another driver of investment has been infrastructure ventures under the control of provincial or municipal authorities, but ...
In many traditional societies, women were treated as commodities -- bought and sold, and beaten and mistreated.  While the 20th century saw a revolution in women's political and economic empowerment, economic ...
32. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Japan's economy has been in a deep funk for two decades.  China is in desperate need of a new economic and political model.  At the same time, Korea keeps going from strength to strength, and is on track ...
33. 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 ...
34. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  In more recent years, Japan's confidence has been sapped by the sense of never-ending economic crisis, lack of political leadership, the dramatic rise and feisty behavior of China, confusion regarding ...
35. Poverty in India
... democracy is that these challenges are too much for the country's political and bureaucratic elite. If the Indian government doesn't get its act together soon, the past two decades of relative success ...
36. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... a possibility if the quality of political and economic governance can improve dramatically.  ...
37. Asia's uneven development
... Development Goal well ahead of the 2015 deadline. But on many other scores like health, nutrition and education, the region is lagging behind... Regarding issues like political freedom and respect ...
38. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... America, the US and elsewhere. But this investment provokes great suspicion in certain countries. Following political tension in the US, the Chinese petroleum company CNOOC had to withdraw its 2005 bid ...
39. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
...  Also, as countries develop, their societies usually become more complex and diversified, and therefore less easy to control through authoritarianism.  Political scientists often point to the cases of ...
40. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... aircrafts. In this dynamic world with shifting balance of power, building a strong political alignment with India is becoming one of the key components of Russian diplomacy. In one of the recent meetings ...
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