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21. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... the 1980s, Japan went through a process of economic catchup.  This was no mean feat because, although all less developed countries have catchup potential, very few manage to succeed. In Japan's case, ...
22. Asia's uneven development
(Panorama/Development)
... the region as a whole, as well as its major sub-regions, will not achieve these goals by 2015.  Thousands of mothers die unnecessarily as a consequence of the natural process of childbirth -- often because ...
23. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... part because Beijing has difficulty controlling the People's Liberation Army which plays its own game.  It may also be in part a game of low-level terrorism to keep the US and its Asian allies off balance.  ...
24. Innovation Asia
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... because less advanced countries can absorb and assimilate knowledge and technology from other countries (a benefit of backwardness).  But even less advanced countries need to be innovative in assimilating ...
25. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to keep the economy afloat by government spending.  It built up a very large government debt, when it should have been doing the reverse because of its rapidly ageing population. More fundamentally, ...
26. Human development in Asia
(Panorama/Development)
...  The HDI is very important, because there was a time when economists were just concerned with economic growth.  But there have been too many cases of economic growth without development -- where economic ...
27. Multidimensional poverty
(Panorama/Development)
...  In other words, there is a second Sub-Saharan Africa located within South Asia because they both share comparable and tragic rates of multidimensional poverty. To appreciate how useful the MPI analysis ...
28. China: recent political developments
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  China’s growth depends on two pillars, one of them being the availability of surplus rural labour, sometimes referred to as “slave labour” because these people have little opportunity to work elsewhere ...
29. Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... has improved the lives of many Asians, and also improved the lives of people throughout the whole world.  If good policies are maintained, this should continue because it is a process of economic catchup.  ...
30. Urbanization in Asia -- 12 things to know in 2012
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... from the Asian Development Bank website, because they are so interesting. 1.  Asian cities are growing rapidly. Another 1.1 billion people will live in the region’s cities in the next 20 years. Source: ...
31. Whither China's economy?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  First, China's growth has been over-reliant on exports and investment, with domestic consumption playing a relatively minor role.  But China's exports are an expensive proposition for the country because ...
32. Will China overtake the US?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... have failed to stay the full course in catching up.  They have fallen into a middle income trap because they failed to keep improving their policies.  The path from being a poor country to becoming a middle ...
33. An Indo-Pacific Strategy for Australia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... them a stake in Australia's future, because they both need Australia as a stable supplier of resources. At the same time, we need a hedge against the uncertain future courses of the China and India which ...
34. China, India and Indonesia -- safety first, please
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... business! India is assessed to be a little bit safer.  DFTA advises Australians "to exercise a high degree of caution in India at this time because of the high risk of terrorist activity by militant ...
35. Youth and development in Asia
(Panorama/Society)
... well as reflected in mismatches in the labor market.  Many university graduates have difficulty getting jobs because there are too many of them or they don't have the right skills, while there are shortages ...
36. Gender equality and development
(Panorama/Society)
... mores in other parts of the world, including the role of women, possibly affecting attitudes and behaviors. Third, the incentives for public action for gender equality are stronger than ever because ...
37. Asia’s Development and the Leadership Issue
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... freedom and democracy?  They were attracted by the genuine, contagious dynamism born out of a common vision: increasing the nation's general level of prosperity. Now, Asia is at a crossroad because it ...
38. Breaking time for the BRICs?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... very grave risks of Asia's leading economies getting stuck in a middle income trap because of a failure to stay the course in policy reform. IBM's Chairman, Sam Palmisano, has recently developed this ...
39. Is China's economy in the balance?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of agriculture and into industry—certainly a good thing—labour’s share of national income falls. This is because labour’s share of income in agriculture is nearly 90%, but in industry it is only 50%. So ...
... almost surrealistic reading. One gets a sudden frisson for example at the thought of an aborigine spearing a fish at today's Bennelong Point -- because, to the untrained eye, there are no longer any visible ...
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