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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... the 1990s, Chinese outward FDI has only really taken off over the past 7 years. Chinese FDI has grown from an annual average of less than $3 billion before 2005 to $20 billion in 2006, and to more than ...
2. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
... of its educated citizens. As political and social instability have grown over the past year in China, there has also been much anecdotal evidence of Chinese citizens migrating to the US, Canada and Australia ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to be a viable alternative.  This shifted the mood and momentum.  Now there is a choice.  Obama saw a loss in popularity,and attention began to focus more strongly on the problems of the past four years, ...
4. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... out of the doldrums. For the past 10 or so years, Japan's GDP per capita growth rate has been only 1%. Compared to China or India's rates of the same period, 8.8% and 5.1%, respectively, the Japanese ...
5. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... have sent money to home in the past year. About half of Filipinos (52 per cent) also say they sent remittances home in the past year. By contrast, Japanese (12 per cent) and Koreans (16 per cent) are much ...
6. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... economic growth the past two decades, this will not been sufficient to enable India to achieve most of the Millenium Development Goals by 2015.  Indeed, an alarming 80% of Indians live on less than $2 ...
7. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... there is much more uncertainty than ever before. Notwithstanding its complex domestic economic (and political) challenges, China has in fact been much more effective in the past at managing the domestic ...
8. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... urban areas (up from 25 per cent, twenty years ago). Burma has managed an average annual economic growth of more than 10 per cent over the past decade, and more than 5 per cent in the past three years.  ...
9. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few years.  But what do the region's longer term economic prospects look like?  In a recent working paper, the Asian Development ...
10. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... Asia has shown strong growth in educational attainment in the past 4 decades compared with other regions, according to analysis by the Asian Development Bank.  In 2010, its population aged 15 and over ...
11. Asia's information society
(Panorama/Society)
... in the region in 2010. More generally, the spread of mobile networks in developing countries remains buoyant, with 20 per cent growth in mobile subscriptions over the past year and no signs of a slowdown.  ...
12. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... the past decade, resulting in a disproportionate 80% of the world's disaster deaths.  In China, for example, 2.7% of annual GDP is lost to disasters, while poorer countries, particularly small islands ...
13. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... years were underweight in 2009, while 48% were stunted and 20% were wasted. Over the past decade, global food prices rose twice as fast as inflation.  Huge price swings for wheat, maize, soybeans and ...
14. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... a vote in the decisions that affect their lives, and they deserve governments that protect their rights and respect their dignity." "During the past five years, Asia has been the only region in the world ...
15. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... times  this is a plus, and in the past a reason for Japan's economic success. But in the nuclear power industry it is a clear negative.  The Japanese admit this when they talk of their 'takotsubo' (octopus  ...
16. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... there is much more uncertainty than ever before. Notwithstanding its complex domestic economic (and political) challenges, China has in fact been much more effective in the past at managing the domestic ...
17. 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, ...
18. 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 ...
19. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Leninism dies hard, but sheer ruthlessness is a brittle basis for legitimacy." "Neither China nor Russia has made peace with their Communist past.  Societies that suppress secrets are not stable. In ...
20. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Development)
... urban areas (up from 25 per cent, twenty years ago). Burma has managed an average annual economic growth of more than 10 per cent over the past decade, and more than 5 per cent in the past three years.  ...
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