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21. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... towards domestic demand has been at the top of agenda for a few years now.  With Europe, China's biggest export destination, mired in financial crisis, the need for rebalancing is becoming ever more urgent. ...
22. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
That democracy has shallow roots in Asia, the most dynamic part of the world economy, is clearly evident from the Economist Intelligence Unit's "Democracy Index 2011".  Indeed, over the past five years, ...
23. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to a democratic systems these past couple of decades. Just last week marked 15 years since Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule.  China's President Hu Jintao made the trip to Hong Kong to swear in businessman ...
24. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... few years, though that is toning down as its economy is now having problems. For all its obvious problems, liberal democracy does not suffer from the moral bankruptcy of these post-Communist oligarchies.     ...
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
... being for nutrition, years of schooling, school attendance, and drinking water.  Rural poverty is three times that of urban poverty. Another sign of Burma's backwardness is that about half its GDP still ...
27. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... population.  By comparison, non-Hispanic whites are 197.5 million or 63.3 per cent, Hispanics 52.0 million or 16.7 per cent and non-Hispanic blacks 38.3 million or 12.3 per cent. In recent years, Asians ...
28. 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 ...
29. Human Rights in Asia
... Yufu, who had already spent nearly nine of the last 13 years in prison for demanding greater political freedom, was just one of dozens of critics, activists, and dissidents detained and harassed by the ...
30. Nobel hopes for China
Now that Aung San Suu Kyi has just been able to deliver her Nobel Peace Prize lecture, more than 20 years after she was awarded the prize, we can only hope that Liu Xiaobo does not have to wait so long.  ...
31. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... 20 years ago, her son Alexander Aris said: "I personally believe ... she has come to be a worthy symbol through whom the plight of all the people of Burma may be recognised ... The plight of those in ...
32. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... halt.  There has been no serious reform in years.  And there is very little support for reform, with the domestic bureaucracy and other vested interests providing resistance.  India's weak and fractious ...
33. Views of Asia's next generation
... at the time they were born.  Thanks to heavy investments in eduction, more of them can go to school and, once there, study for more years than their parents.  They can aspire to jobs in areas of biotech, ...
34. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... political freedom”. The current economic model allowed the Chinese to reach the first freedom (freedom from hunger) for the majority of the population. The years ahead will tell us if 'state capitalism' ...
35. India's urban squalor
... set to work, hacking down the brush that habored snakes, digging up dirt in drier places and packing it in mud." "Seventeen years later, almost no one in this slum was considered poor by official Indian ...
36. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... rationing entitlements have by now largely disappeared as most commodities and services have been marketized over the last 25 years, hukou is still today used to preclude access by 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, ...
38. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Carbon, Green Growth" as the vision to guide Korea's development during the next 50 years. It is with the benefit of such enlightened leadership that Korea could be on track to become the leading star ...
39. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... old before it becomes rich.  The world economy on which China has depended for its economic development will likely remain much more dangerous phase for a number of years.  Further financial crises cannot ...
40. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... up the long-running problems in Japan's banking sector.  The major banks reduced the amount of their non-performing loans by more than half in two years.    But Japan was knocked off its perch again when ...
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