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21. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... them. "...it is important we dispel the myth that democracy is somehow antithetical to Asian values and Asian experience and Asian history and Asian aspirations. People everywhere want a voice and ...
22. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... problems like this have occurred elsewhere.  The issues involved are not all uniquely Japanese. For example, the US government's incompetent response to Hurricane Katrina, the regulatory failures and ...
23. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Yes, China's reform is in a real bind, and what's more, China has bad relations with virtually all of its neighbors.  Where will this head? The need for China to rebalance its growth away from exports ...
24. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... by the Korean peninsula where South Korea is a full democracy, ranked 22nd, and North Korea props up the global listings, coming last of the 167 countries covered by the index.  Although parts of the region—from ...
25. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... countries really accept a completely changed world economy, and a shift of power away from where it has been the last 50 to 100 to 150 years, back to Asia, and will Asia be able to handle that new position ...
26. Burmese Days
... year, in which it won 43 of 45 seats, including one seat by Aung San Suu Kyi.  She has been permitted to travel to an international conference in Thailand and made a trip to Europe where she was finally ...
27. Living on $2 a day
... was born, they moved to Dhaka where they settled in a slum.  After spells as a cycle-rickshaw driver and construction laborer and many days of unemployment, Hamid whose health was not good, was taken on ...
28. Trying to do business in China
... with examples of ... ...tortuously long negotiations that are never concluded, successful Western companies which fail and retreat from China, and complex deals where it is necessary to grease the ...
29. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... been the fastest growing region in the world economy.  And Asia has enormous scope for continued rapid economic development -- the region's share of global GDP is only about 30 per cent, whereas the region ...
30. Human Rights in Asia
... reports of the existence of numerous prison camps where arbitrary detention, forced labour, and torture and other ill-treatment were rife. Executions, including public executions, persisted. Collective ...
31. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... democratic society where our people can live in peace, security and freedom." Aung San Suu Kyi concludes "When I joined the democracy movement in Burma it never occurred to me that I might ever be the ...
32. Views of Asia's next generation
The world of tomorrow belongs to our youth -- especially in Asia where there is an enormous "youth bulge" entering the work force.  But in Asia's hierarchical, seniority-based and male-dominated societies, ...
33. India's urban squalor
... of Annawadi. "Annawadi sat 200 hundred yards off the Sahar Airport Road, a stretch where new India and old India collided and made new India late.  Chauffeurs in SUVs honked furiously at the bicycle ...
34. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... game of gentlemen has been engulfed by series of corruption scandals where allegations of cricket betting, money laundering and spot fixing were witnessed.  And one could wonder why India companies are ...
35. State capitalism
... have a strong mandarin culture, whereas South Africa and Brazil do not.  And everywhere state capitalism favors well-connected insiders over innovative outsiders.  In China, highly educated princelings ...
36. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... -- the emphasis on where a person studied rather than on their abilities, accomplishments and potential.  This has led to an oversupply of university graduates, and there is now a greater need for vocational ...
37. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... markets in the US and elsewhere.  Again, like China, a fixed and under-valued exchange rate helped gave Japan a competitive edge.  But financial globalization and the collapse of the fixed exchange rate ...
38. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... now reached the point where they will bite not only the quality of growth, but also the quantity.  And the development challenges facing Asia remain enormous, with half the region still living on less ...
39. Asia's uneven development
... improved health. As a whole, the region is doing well in terms of improving access to safe drinking water.  There are however a number of countries where insufficient progress is being made, such as Indonesia, ...
40. 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 ...
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