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21. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... neighbors of China to the north and Vietnam to the east. Still, the government does allow some leeway: The land devoted to growing opium increased by 38 percent in 2011, according to the United Nations. ...
22. Nobel hopes for China
(Panorama/Society)
Now that Aung San Suu Kyi has just been able to deliver her Nobel Peace Prize lecture, more than 20 years after she was awarded the prize, we can only hope that Liu Xiaobo does not have to wait so long.  ...
23. World Economy in Grave Danger
(Panorama/Globalization)
... down the value of the euro would also provide a filip to the old continent.  As reflected in the French elections, everyone is tired of austerity -- all the moreso given that it does not work.  And Merkel ...
24. Views of Asia's next generation
(Panorama/Society)
... look for regional solutions.  Does this reflect a lack of imagination, a lack of political reality, or a yearning for a more unified Asia?  The answer is probably a mixture of the three. (v) Governance ...
25. State capitalism
(Panorama/Investment)
... including Transneft, a pipeline company, Sukhoi, an aircraft-maker, Rosneft, Sberbank, Unified Energy Systems, an electricity giant, Aeroflot, and Gazprom.  How does state capitalism perform? The evidence ...
26. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... "China 2030", while it is urgent for China to implement a new development strategy, China also now has many vested interests which are stifling necessary reforms. Korea does not have the luxury of avoiding ...
27. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... structures. Although the World Bank does not draw the parallel, overall China seems to be looking more and more like Japan.  That is, a country that launched its development with great leadership, but ...
28. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  The current Democratic Party of Japan government has launched a "New Growth Strategy".  Regrettably, this strategy does not contain much hope for boosting growth as it is mainly a combination of old industrial ...
29. Poverty in India
(Panorama/Development)
... growth leading up to the global financial crisis, with China becoming a major trading partner. But economic growth is of limited consequence if it does not improve a country's poverty.  And according ...
30. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... than $2 a day, and the majority of its much-vaunted middle class being in the lower middle class category (consumption of $2-4 a day). Where does all this leave Australia? The land "down-under" should ...
31. Asia's uneven development
(Panorama/Development)
... put money in people's pockets and helped them consume and survive, but doesn't necessarily improve health and education outcomes. Greater emphasis should now be placed on more equitable and inclusive ...
32. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... bidding for contracts related to Australia's broadband network due to security concerns. If China is so exposed to the global system, why doesn't China push to change the system or at the very least ...
33. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... country towards democracy?  As development progresses, so usually does a country's level of education.  And a more educated public would typically prefer to have a say in the choice of its own government. ...
34. Human security in Asia
(Panorama/Development)
What is human security?  And what does it mean in the Asian context?  Human security is concerned with both safeguarding and expanding people's vital freedoms -- in particular, the freedom from ...
35. Human development in Asia
(Panorama/Development)
... purchasing power parity terms.  The HDI does not however attempt to measure aspects such as political participation, human rights, gender equality or environmental sustainability.  Thus, it only offers ...
36. Multidimensional poverty
(Panorama/Development)
...  What does the MPI have to tell us about poverty in the developing world? The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is based on 3 dimensions and 10 indicators which fall under the dimensions.  They ...
37. Beating global poverty?
(Panorama/Development)
... than beg or ask for help.  Begging basically does not exist.  Shame also has perverse aspects as families can disown their poor members, and wives leave newly unemployed husbands. Japan's high suicide ...
38. America and China: Asia's great powers
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... power also requires a compelling ideology and values.  The US stands for democracy, human rights and market economy.  But China doesn't stand for anything.  The communism label is just a relic from the ...
39. Whither China's economy?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... European and US markets, these subsidized exports have exposed the Chinese economy to the volatilities caused by financial crises. Why doesn't the government start reforming these policies, as it has ...
40. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
...  That's why a large and dynamic services sector is the hallmark of an advanced economy for which services are also an important area for exports and foreign investment. But the services sector does not ...
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