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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... the US, Brazil and Canada. In 2012, China's FDI in the US could rise to $10 billion, making it the important destination. Being new players, Chinese investors have been going through a learning experience ...
2. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
... falling from 14.7 per cent in 2000 to 12.9 per cent in 2010, despite borders being mostly open to skilled migrants in the region. Will OECD countries be able to rely on this continued stream of skilled ...
3. Global citizens
(Panorama/Globalization)
... Newt Gingrich, American politician (AD 2009). But as Mark Gerzon argues in his book, “Global Citizens”, the world of today is in desperate need of global citizens. We human beings are now challenged ...
4. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of 63.5. Of course, Singapore being a small country, in which most industries are mostly high-tech and not highly polluting, inhabited by a small population, it is difficult to compare it in terms of ...
5. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... good conditions for raising children. Respondents rated their country of origin as being superior on just one of seven measures tested in the survey—strength of family ties. We should not think that ...
6. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... strong leadership. In other words, China's economic reform process is being increasingly blocked by the country's many political interest groups. Political reform itself is also on the agenda.  Even ...
7. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... 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 ...
8. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... 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 ...
9. Culture Wise China
(Panorama/Culture)
... results provided by orthodox Western medicine.  A Chinese man's home is his castle, and the drawbridge is usually up, so don't be offended by neve being invited across that threshold.  By contrast, a consultation ...
10. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... services, and there is a rapidly growing middle class. This middle class is not the same as the middle class of the United States and western nations. Being middle class in Asia can mean simply living ...
11. Asia`s social development
(Panorama/Society)
... Macao and Korea being at 80 years or above.  Then there is a jump down to the mid-70s for Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and China.  ASEAN's populous countries of the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand ...
12. Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... itself from China because it does not like being dominated by China. America and the West can also rule the world because they have values and ethics like pluralist democracy, respect for human rights ...
13. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
Japan's triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis) of 11 March 2011 provided a harsh reminder that no country is without risk of being hit by natural disasters which wreak havoc without discrimination, ...
14. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... historical record of mammoth  tsunami going back hundreds of years? And would those responsible  remain deaf to clear warnings of possible future tsunami, the last  being delivered (and ignored) just four ...
15. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... strong leadership. In other words, China's economic reform process is being increasingly blocked by the country's many political interest groups. Political reform itself is also on the agenda.  Even ...
16. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... flawed democracies -- Taiwan (37th ranked), India (39th), Thailand (58th) Indonesia (60th), Malaysia (71st) and the Philippines (75th). In only nine countries in the region are elections rated as being ...
17. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... efficiency, entrepreneurship/innovation/technology, financial systems, governance/institutions, and moving from growth to well-being. -- At the regional level, issues include development cooperation, ...
18. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Development)
... 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 ...
19. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Development)
... 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 ...
20. Trying to do business in China
(Panorama/Investment)
... mistakes made by foreign companies are: (i) poorly defined specifications; (ii) not knowing what China costs should be in advance; (iii) failure to conduct due diligence; (iv) being seduced by the "golden ...
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