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1. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
... "stock" of migrants from Asia accounts for 17 per cent of all migrants in the advanced OECD countries (over 15 million). But these migrants are concentrated in just a few locations, with half in the US ...
... a tourist guide told her that the Berlin Wall would not last forever.  It might come down in some 30 or 40 years time.  To the surprise of most, the Wall did come down, just one year later, in 1989, and ...
3. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... economic and social portrait of the country and compare it to the United States in some cases as the US represents the ultimate to goal to catch up to. Singapore is a country of about just over 5 million ...
4. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... rate seems miniscule. Naturally, as countries develop, their growth rates slow as they can no longer just imitate other nations to grow. However, even when compared to its developed neighbor, Korea, which ...
5. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... have experienced dramatic economic development.  But few Asian immigrants are looking over their shoulders with regret. Just 12% say that if they had to do it all over again, they would remain in their ...
6. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... There is one big problem, though.  You are very unlikely to receive $2 a day in a steady cheque or payment from your boss.  It is just an average, since you are surely casually or part-time or self-employed ...
7. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and the US government has just nominated Derek Mitchell as American Ambassador. Why the dramatic changes after all this time? It seems clear that the Burmese regime has wanted to reassert some independence ...
8. Culture Wise China
(Panorama/Culture)
... and adjust to the new culture; and lastly, reverse culture shock when you feel like a foreigner in your own home. But Chinese President Hu Jintao's exhortation for government officials to be aware of ...
9. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... decline over the 3 decades.  Developing Asia's income per capita still remains below the global average, but it is rapidly catching up. In 1980, the income of the average Asian was just over a quarter ...
10. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... had an average 7 years of schooling, up by 4.1 years from just 2.9 years in 1970. By contrast, in the same period, the high-income countries raised their average years of schooling by 3.3 years (from 7.7 ...
11. Asia`s social development
(Panorama/Society)
... countries, just don't get sick.  Health spending drops to $600 for Malaysia, $300 for Thailand and on way down to Bangladesh at $47! A similar story emerges for social spending (labor market programs, ...
12. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... deliverable services, call centres, e-learning and e-health to name just a few.  ICTs also enhance social and political freedoms by providing access to information and the ability to communicate.  Political ...
13. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... soyabean prices are only just below their 2008 level. The Economist Intelligence Unit has estimated a Global Food Security Index for some 105 countries.  The top ten countries in terms of food security ...
14. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... rule to restore democratic governance. The people of Taiwan recently held vigorous but peaceful presidential elections. And Timor-Leste, Asia’s youngest democracy, held parliamentary elections just this ...
15. 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 ...
16. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... criteria of electoral process and pluralism, and functioning of government.  Just yesterday, a Japanese parliamentary panel has concluded in a report that the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was ...
17. 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 ...
18. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Development)
... and the US government has just nominated Derek Mitchell as American Ambassador. Why the dramatic changes after all this time? It seems clear that the Burmese regime has wanted to reassert some independence ...
19. 2012 Conference of Montreal
(Panorama/Globalization)
... recommend that you make your way to Montreal for this great conference which takes place from 11 to 14 June -- see : http://forum-americas.org/montreal.  But if you can't join us there, just follow the ...
20. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Development)
... There is one big problem, though.  You are very unlikely to receive $2 a day in a steady cheque or payment from your boss.  It is just an average, since you are surely casually or part-time or self-employed ...
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