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China's foreign investment
... have not spent
reducing the ownership of sectors of the economy by our own governments, only to see them bought and controlled by foreign governments instead." The US government now has to consider ...
... likely to continue to attract important flows of skilled labor from Asia, which could provide a strong foundation for a renewed period of economic growth in the coming
. REFERENCES: OECD. International ...
Whither Obama, the global president?
... 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
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
time. To the surprise of most, the Wall did come down, just one year later, in 1989, and ...
Globalization, the word
... that this text is almost 30
old. He spoke of technology and globalization well before the Internet arrived and way before anyone imagined the end of the Cold War or the dynamism of China. He distinguished ...
Singapore in the Asian Century
... Century is said to be the Asian Century. We are now twelve
into the new millennium and, although Asia can glorify itself with major achievements, more needs to be done and Asia cannot rest on its ...
Japan in the Asian Century
... success before the start of the Asian Century (21st century); however, to truly join in the Asian Century, Japan faces many challenges. Firstly, after 20
of a stalled economy, Japan seems to be caught ...
America's Asian Century
... population. By comparison, non-Hispanic whites are 197.5 million or 63.3 per cent, Hispanics 52.0 million or 16.7 per cent and non-Hispanic blacks 38.3 million or 12.3 per cent. In recent
, Asians ...
China's reform in a bind
... towards domestic demand has been at the top of agenda for a few
now. With Europe, China's biggest export destination, mired in financial crisis, the need for rebalancing is becoming ever more urgent. ...
... being for nutrition,
of schooling, school attendance, and drinking water. Rural poverty is three times that of urban poverty. Another sign of Burma's backwardness is that about half its GDP still ...
Economic growth prospects in Asia
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few
. But what do the region's longer term economic prospects look like? In a recent working paper, the Asian Development ...
Human capital in Asia
... had an average 7
of schooling, up by 4.1
from just 2.9
in 1970. By contrast, in the same period, the high-income countries raised their average
of schooling by 3.3
(from 7.7 ...
Asia`s social development
... Macao and Korea being at 80
or above. Then there is a jump down to the mid-70s for Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and China. ASEAN's populous countries of the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand ...
Asia's information society
... Kong, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Netherlands and the UK. Germany comes in 15th and the US only 17th. Korea has been a leader in terms of ICT diffusion and uptake for many
. The country has made ICTs ...
Understanding the Rise of China -- Martin Jacques
... rival the US. This is a unique situation as we have not had for 200
a developing country as the world's dominant country. Moreover, Westerners assume that modernization means westernization -- ...
Asia's low quality jobs
... in industrial relations systems, which in recent
have led to a substantial increase in disputes. This challenge is compounded by the low level and slow pace of ratification of the fundamental ILO ...
Natural disasters in Asia
... with economies focused on one sector like tourism or a single crop, can see a 10-15% decline in GDP from a single disaster. Almost half the deaths from natural disasters in Asia during the last 10
Food security in Asia
... Asian Development Bank has estimated that a 10% increase in domestic food prices could push 64 million Asian people below the $1.25 a day poverty line. Despite its rapid economic growth in recent
Clinton on democracy in Asia
... 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
, Asia has been the only region in the world ...
Japan's governance problems
... historical record of mammoth tsunami going back hundreds of
? And would those responsible remain deaf to clear warnings of possible future tsunami, the last being delivered (and ignored) just four ...