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Japan's governance problems
... for governance failures are
er in oligarchic societies which are either non-democratic or weakly democratic -- and it is in these types of countries, such as China, where a massive growth in nuclear ...
China's reform in a bind
... on the
benefits that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) enjoy -- benefits like virtual exemption from paying taxes and dividends, privileged access to bank finance, and artificially low prices for their ...
Democracy in Asia
... that can provide a true test of a democracy, and in this case Japan has been found
ly wanting. Reference: Economist Intelligence Unit. Democracy Index 2011, "Democracy Under Stress". http://www.eiu.com/public/thankyou_download.aspx?activity=download&campaignid=DemocracyIndex2011 ...
Democracy in China?
ly from China's authoritarian capitalism. I wonder how he interprets the recent protests in Hong Kong and China? In the longstanding debates about Asian culture and values, some cultural theorists ...
Asian Century on Youtube
... as mentioned above, the leading powers of Asia have
trouble in cooperating together. Europe has shown that even a group of like-minded countries can struggle to generate political power as a group. ...
... Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest on 13 November 2010. Notwithstanding these impressive measures, economic reform has
ly lagged political reform. The NLD then stood in by-elections in April this ...
2012 Conference of Montreal
... recommend that you make your way to Montreal for this
conference which takes place from 11 to 14 June -- see : http://forum-americas.org/montreal. But if you can't join us there, just follow the ...
Living on $2 a day
... to be low. Your
est source of support is your family and community, though most often you'll have to rely on your own devices! So how do the poor budget? In particular, how do they make sure that ...
America's Asian Century
... continuing through the worst economic crisis that America has seen since the
depression. It is taking place at a time when the countries of origin of the migrants are experiencing historically unprecedented ...
Asia's Failed States
... So what are the main lessons from this year's failed states index? Countries can have a false air of stability and security which can be
ly disturbed by sudden events -- complacency is one of ...
Human Rights in Asia
... Yufu, who had already spent nearly nine of the last 13 years in prison for demanding
er political freedom, was just one of dozens of critics, activists, and dissidents detained and harassed by the ...
Nobel hopes for China
... by the Nobel Peace Prize. Indeed, there was a
deal of trouble in 1935, when the Nobel Committee gave the award to Carl von Ossietzky. Hitler was furious, and prohibited all Germans from accepting ...
World Economy in Grave Danger
... to contradict this dire warning. True, European Commissioner Michel Barnier reminded us of the unique and
ambition of the European project. No other region has attempted such cooperation. And ...
Views of Asia's next generation
... elites. Across the board, young Asians concerned with the lack of effective representation advocate a
er role for ordinary citizens in choosing their leaders. With young Asians demanding more ...
China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
... outcome”. Such a system combines
openness towards international trade and markets with a strong political leverage on domestic economy. Bremmer argues that the Chinese model is not only bearing ...
... reading, we have the impression of a
, advanced, dynamic country. Nothing could be further from the truth. A cursory glance of the India Premier League is symbolic of India. It reveals that the ...
... private-sector oligarchs to heel. The collapse of the Soviet Union provided a
lesson to the Chinese Communist Party which fears for its survival. Thus, China privatized small state-owned enterprises ...
The Economist on China
China's economy is not at
risk in the short term, because the government still has lots of firepower to keep it afloat. But inefficient and wasteful investment is storing up problems for the longer ...
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... citizens to subsized healthcare, unemployment insurance, guaranteed minimum incomes and basic welfare support which are only available in cities. During the unstable times of the "
Leap Forward" ...
Women's economic opportunity in Asia
... the lesser developed countries of Asia, development prospects are
ly hindered by low investments in female health and education, and policies and cultural practices and norms which limit women's capacity ...