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21. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... regimes: full democracies; flawed democracies; hybrid regimes; and authoritarian regimes. Last year, 2011 was an exceptionally turbulent year politically, characterised by sovereign debt crises and weak ...
22. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... are introduced, once a middle class is created, an unstoppable demand arises for press freedom, for political pluralism, for rule of law and for an independent judiciary, that is, for all the institutional ...
23. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... region with different levels of development, different philosophies and different political systems. It comprises different types of economies -- some are high income, some are fast-growing converging ...
24. Burmese Days
... in their agricultural sector in tandem with industrialization and the rise of their service sectors).  Consistent with this, Burma has a low rate of urbanization -- 34 per cent of its population live in ...
25. Living on $2 a day
... obligation. Microfinance institutions originally came into being to provide microcredit to microenterprises.  But poor people need finance for other reasons, notably for: (i) Managing basics: cash-flow ...
26. Trying to do business in China
... between English and Chinese, and you should have your own translater. There are two broad categories of foreign investment in China -- wholly foreign-owned enterprise or equity joint ventures.  The sectoral ...
27. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... PewResearchCenter publication, "The Rise of Asian Americans".  After all, the growth and dynamism of the United States has always been driven by successive waves of immigration.  And today, Asian Americans ...
28. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Asian state is rife with government corruption and barely supports its economy through drug-trafficking and labor exported to Russia. In recent years, the rise of radical Islam has led the Tajik government ...
29. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... of such movements throughout Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa." So the Burmese people, who were one of the very first in modern times to rise up against their totalitarian regime, can now see signs of ...
30. Views of Asia's next generation
... to social enterprises as a way to effectively distribute aid to those in need.  For example, Grameen Danone Foods, a social enterprise started by Group Danone and Grameen Bank of Bangldesh aims to provide ...
31. 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 ...
32. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Spending on plant, machinery, buildings and infrastructure accounted for about half of China's GDP in 2011.  But too much of this investment is undertaken by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which benefit ...
33. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... entitled to employment in cities, largely with state-owned enterprises or government agencies that provided full housing, healthcare and education services. Under this two-tier management system, agricultural-registered ...
... of childcare has fallen sharply in recent years, especially with the reform of state-owned enterprises in the late 1990s, many of which provided kindergarten and similiar facilities. In the Indonesia, ...
35. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... debt crises.  Korea recovered faster and more vigorously than most OECD countries and enjoys a low unemployment rate of 3.4% and modest government debt.  While growth slowed in late 2011, reflecting the ...
36. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... 61 Chinese enterprises are on the Global Fortune 500 list. Before we examine the World Bank's proposals for future policy reforms, let's have a look at the key features of China's reforms which have ...
37. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... regulation in some sectors, and on average regulatory barriers in the service sector actually started to rise from the late 1990s.  Service sector productivity has been flat since the early 1990s.     ...
38. Poverty in India
... for a broad cross section of the nation.  In fact, income inequality has risen and poverty reduction trends have not improved in the reform era, a period when improved growth has been concentrated in the ...
39. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... recent times as Europe and the US try to muddle through their financial crises. However, a close reading of Asia's situation suggests that there are many risks in Australia's high dependence on Asia ... ...
40. Asia's uneven development
... in the health area?   (i)  addressing the social determinants of health such as gender, class, ethnicity, caste, language, and religion -- these can arise from ingrained social structures, norms and processes ...
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