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China's foreign investment
... In 2011, the Australian government also excluded Huawei from tendering for the National Braodband Network. Why is there all this fuss about FDI coming from China? After all, FDI brings much
ed fresh ...
for migrants in light of rapidly ageing populations and chronically low birth rates. Foreign workers make up only 1.3 per cent of total in Japan and 2.1 per cent in Korea. Japanese and ...
Whither Obama, the global president?
... One thing that may, however, play in Obama's favor is a "CNN" effect. With CNN's
to be constantly selling new stories, it can help shift sentiment as it seeks to create a new angle of the news ...
Globalization and the challenges of our youth
to be globally operational. We all live in a global society and your future work -- whether it be in government, business or civil society -- will no doubt work in some area of the global economy. ...
Globalization, development and culture
... to financial crisies. The US will
every ounce of optimism that it can muster to get it out of the current turmoil. All things considered, optimism and self confidence may be the ultimate strength ...
... Newt Gingrich, American politician (AD 2009). But as Mark Gerzon argues in his book, “Global Citizens”, the world of today is in desperate
of global citizens. We human beings are now challenged ...
Singapore in the Asian Century
... Century is said to be the Asian Century. We are now twelve years into the new millennium and, although Asia can glorify itself with major achievements, more
s to be done and Asia cannot rest on its ...
Japan in the Asian Century
... and hasten its growth, it will be left out of the Asian Century. If the Japanese government is really interested in promoting growth and change in the country, it
s to address many issues currently ...
China's reform in a bind
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
for China to rebalance its growth away from exports ...
Living on $2 a day
... the instruments for financial management are not satisfactory in several ways. First, they are not reliable -- your partners may not have the cash when you
it. Second, they lack privacy since informal ...
Culture Wise China
China is different, very different. So if you wish to negotiate an international agreement, do business with China, live there or even simply visit, you
to be "culture wise China". And to obtain ...
... making it very inefficient. By providing transfer services, poor individuals and families can send small amounts of money to their families members in
. This also allows for family members to send ...
Human capital in Asia
... demands for skilled labor, the region also suffers from a gap between education outputs and labor market
s that is widening more rapidly than in other developing regions. OECD's PISA Programme ...
Asia`s social development
ed information on social development. Let's start at the top and work down. First, life expectancy. Asia has the world's highest life expectancies, with Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, ...
Asia's low quality jobs
... makes our iPhones and iPads,
to improve the quality of their jobs. The proportion of developing Asia's population living on or below the $1.25-a-day poverty line fell from 51.8% in 1990 to 20.8% ...
Natural disasters in Asia
... good PR thanks to the CNN effect. The ADB proposes three lines of very useful action. First, we
to reduce populations exposure to natural disasters by: accelerating infrastructure improvements ...
Food security in Asia
... when "all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary
s and food preferences for an active and healthy life. To ...
Asia's rising inequality
... to opportunity" -- especially to education, health and public employment services by population groups as defined by their income, gender, ethnic origin, or birth location. The
for action is urgent ...
Clinton on democracy in Asia
... to wealthy countries, that developing economies
to put economic growth first and worry about democracy later. Now Asia does have several examples of countries that have achieved initial economic successes ...
Japan's governance problems
... is in desperate
of modernization and upgrading. But all countries can learn from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. We all have governance shortcomings. First, the basics. The primary ...