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1. China's foreign investment
(Panorama/Investment)
... of a trend, but rather the end of a trend". At the same time, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper laid out new, more stringent guidelines for future takeover bids by SOEs. Harper said, "Canadians ...
2. Asian Migration
(Panorama/Migration)
... the time when their countries are succeeding famously, and much better than the crisis-stricken OECD countries. According to a recent Pew Research Center, Asian Americans say that the US is preferable ...
3. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... the Democrats will likely retain their majority in the Senate and the Republicans in the House of Representatives.   But one week is a long time in politics, and the two weeks to the election even longer.  ...
... 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 ...
5. Globalization, the word
(Panorama/Globalization)
... corporation. … (it) accepts for better or for worse that technology drives consumers relentlessly toward the same common goals – alleviation of life’s burdens and the expansion of discretionary time and ...
6. Globalization, development and culture
(Panorama/Globalization)
... culture of optimism and risk taking also seem to play an important role in entrepreneurship and innovation.  As also seems to be the case today, optimism and risk taking can at times be excessive, leading ...
7. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... health problem relating to air pollution has been to put on separate islands, away from the main island, the most polluting type of industries such as the oil refineries. Unfortunately, from time to time, ...
8. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... for the overall US population (Whites $54,000, Hispanics $40,000 and Blacks $33,300). It is somewhat ironical that the immigration wave from Asia has occurred at a time when the largest sending countries ...
9. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Mao era.  At that time, China had the nuclear bomb and satellite technology, but had over 90% of its population living on less than $1 a day.  Deng Xiaoping had the good sense to see the necessity of economic ...
10. 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 ...
11. 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 ...
12. Culture Wise China
(Panorama/Culture)
... known them for a long time and we know what is underneath the skin".   You may be surprised to learn that although Westerners are turning more and more to Chinese medicine, young Chinese prefer the faster ...
13. Microfinance today
(Panorama/Finance)
... that sometimes the power of profit can outweigh good intentions. Microfinance is not limited to developing nations, and Muhammad Yunis has stated that even developed countries can benefit from it. One ...
14. Economic growth prospects in Asia
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... case of Japan. This catchup process has been behind developing Asia's high growth rates in per capita income these past 3 decades.  Real per capita income expanded more than four times during the period, ...
15. Human capital in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... the quality of Asia's education systems.  The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are dominated by the US and UK, with California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, ...
16. Asia's low quality jobs
(Panorama/Society)
... This can lead to exploitation of workers through low wages, long and variable working hours, no overtime pay, and no benefits.  Typically, own-account workers and unpaid family workers all belong to the ...
17. Natural disasters in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... in low-lying urban settlements, it is time to learn all the lessons possible for dealing with a more disastrous future. Reference: Asian Development Bank.  Development Asia, "Dealing with Disasters".  ...
18. Food security in Asia
(Panorama/Environment)
... when "all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. To ...
19. Asia's rising inequality
(Panorama/Society)
... development process, the gap between the two groups tends to widen, but then to diminish over time as the weight of the population in the urban/modern sector rises.   So why is inequality rising in such ...
20. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... minority express their views peacefully, and that helps ensure stability and continuity through political transitions." "Another argument we sometimes hear is that democracy is a privilege belonging ...
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