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21. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... how Japan’s nuclear industry managed to avoid absorbing the critical lessons learned from Three Mile Island and Chernobyl; and how it became accepted practice to resist regulatory pressure and cover up ...
22. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... without democratization, there are growing calls for more accountability, transparency and less corruption.  The Communist Party knows this, but it is not clear that it is capable of action.  In short, ...
23. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... them to join the Party, meaning that they are not likely to oppose the current system from which they benefit. Much of this speculation ignores how the world has changed, and some of the lessons of the ...
24. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... state was as a spy and whose understanding of power was learned in an interrogation rooms of a police state." Putin's weakness makes him more ruthless. He "is not a barbarian of old, since he does ...
25. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... GDP, not much less than its 60 per cent share before the Industrial Revolution. This is what the "Asian Century" is all about.  It would be driven by seven economies, which account for 85 per cent of ...
26. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Development)
... to her country as Burma, rather than Myanmar, and she was also scolded for comments at a conference in Thailand that international business men should avoid reckless optimism about Burma, and be aware ...
27. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Development)
If you are living on more than $2 a day in a developing country, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank.  Indeed, you are a lot better off than those poor people who live on less than ...
28. Trying to do business in China
(Panorama/Investment)
... palms of government and Communist Party officials.  But there are nevertheless many successful cases where a long-term commitment and loyalty to Chinese business partners has paid off, according to discussions ...
29. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... historically recent phenomenon.  In 1965, the Asian-American share of the U.S. population stood at less than 1 percent, having been held down by a century’s worth of exclusionary policies explicitly based ...
30. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... year, citing widespread lawlessness, ineffective government, terrorism, insurgency, crime, and well-publicized pirate attacks against foreign vessels.  Meanwhile, Finland has remained in the best position, ...
31. Views of Asia's next generation
(Panorama/Society)
... is increasingly scarce, and a shortage of clean water could bring a range of problems from disease to war.  The bigger problem for many Asians is less absolute scarcity than the problem of flilthy wter ...
32. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... and incompetent government, and with 80% of its population living on less than $2 a day. How can we understand this country? India demonstrated its technological prowess in April this year when it ...
33. State capitalism
(Panorama/Investment)
... private-sector oligarchs to heel. The collapse of the Soviet Union provided a great lesson to the Chinese Communist Party which fears for its survival.  Thus, China privatized small state-owned enterprises ...
34. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... net profits of $142 billion.  Nevertheless, returns on equity among SOEs are substantially lower than among private firms.  Nor do SOEs really "earn" their returns.  The markets they occupy tend to be ...
35. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... But contrary to popular impressions of a massive wave of migrants to coastal cities from poor central and western provinces, less than a third of migrants to China's cities come from other provinces.  ...
... the lesser developed countries of Asia, development prospects are greatly hindered by low investments in female health and education, and policies and cultural practices and norms which limit women's capacity ...
37. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... to overtake Japan's income per capita. Korea's economic catchup has been nothing short of miraculous.  Its income per capita has jumped from less than 20% of Japan's four decades ago to 90% today.  ...
38. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... less fortunate than China. The fact that China is the second-largest economy in the world and yet ninety-third in terms of per capita income has created a huge gulf between the world's expectations about ...
... some 20% of Japanese manufacturing is located outside Japan (for cars, it is 51%; for electronics it is over 30%).  So while Japanese companies export less from home, they still reach foreign markets and ...
40. 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, ...
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