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China's foreign investment
... of a trend, but rather the end of a trend". At the same
, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper laid out new, more stringent guidelines for future takeover bids by SOEs. Harper said, "Canadians ...
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 ...
Whither Obama, the global president?
... the Democrats will likely retain their majority in the Senate and the Republicans in the House of Representatives. But one week is a long
in politics, and the two weeks to the election even longer. ...
Globalization and the challenges of our youth
... a tourist guide told her that the Berlin Wall would not last forever. It might come down in some 30 or 40 years
. To the surprise of most, the Wall did come down, just one year later, in 1989, and ...
Globalization, the word
... 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
Globalization, development and culture
... 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
s be excessive, leading ...
Singapore in the Asian Century
... 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
America's Asian Century
... 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
when the largest sending countries ...
... Mao era. At that
, 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 ...
Living on $2 a day
... 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-
or self-employed ...
... and the US government has just nominated Derek Mitchell as American Ambassador. Why the dramatic changes after all this
? It seems clear that the Burmese regime has wanted to reassert some independence ...
Culture Wise China
... known them for a long
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 ...
... that some
s 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 ...
Economic growth prospects in Asia
... 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
s during the period, ...
Human capital in Asia
... the quality of Asia's education systems. The
s Higher Education World University Rankings are dominated by the US and UK, with California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, ...
Asia's low quality jobs
... This can lead to exploitation of workers through low wages, long and variable working hours, no over
pay, and no benefits. Typically, own-account workers and unpaid family workers all belong to the ...
Natural disasters in Asia
... in low-lying urban settlements, it is
to learn all the lessons possible for dealing with a more disastrous future. Reference: Asian Development Bank. Development Asia, "Dealing with Disasters". ...
Food security in Asia
... when "all people, at all
s, 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 ...
Asia's rising inequality
... development process, the gap between the two groups tends to widen, but then to diminish over
as the weight of the population in the urban/modern sector rises. So why is inequality rising in such ...
Clinton on democracy in Asia
... minority express their views peacefully, and that helps ensure stability and continuity through political transitions." "Another argument we some
s hear is that democracy is a privilege belonging ...