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21. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... good conditions for raising children. Respondents rated their country of origin as being superior on just one of seven measures tested in the survey—strength of family ties. We should not think that ...
22. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... rights records," a statement accompanying the report said. "Being located next to Afghanistan should not give Uzbekistan a pass on its horrendous record of torture and repression." (ix) Kyrgyzstan -- ...
23. Nobel hopes for China
... He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. There is in fact a long list government leaders, starting with Hitler, being upset ...
24. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... Prize did was to draw me once again into the world of other human beings outside the isolated area in which I lived, to restore a sense of reality to me ... And what was more important, the Nobel Prize ...
25. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... economy star may now be fading after being the one bright spot in the global economy in recent years. Reference: "India's slowdown".  The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2012/06/indias-slowdown ...
26. World Economy in Grave Danger
... in competitiveness. Asian Development Bank President Kuroda made a sobering presentation on emerging Asia, which is also being hit by the weakening in Europe, and desperately needs to make its growth ...
27. Views of Asia's next generation
... natural disasters than any other region in the world, with Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan being among the countries most vulnerable to to natural disasters.  One factor is that the 4.2 billion ...
28. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... is being severly tested. Ian Bremmer defines 'State capitalism' as “a match in which governments control most of the referees and enough of the players to improve its chances of determining the game's ...
29. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... age Chinese fell as a share of the population, and soon their number will begin to shrink.  China is in a unique position of being a country which will grow old, long before its becomes rich, and therefore ...
30. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... While progress is being made in many cities on control of SO2 through upgrades to thermal power generation, a growing contributor to air pollution is carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide through motor vehicle ...
31. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... investments in a range of low-pollution, energy- and resource-efficient industries to not only improve the level of well-being and sustain rapid growth, but also address China's manifold environmental ...
32. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... people were working rather than being on a pension. Already, by the 1980s, Japan's economic growth began slowing down -- Japan's annual economic growth was 3.8% from 1974 to 1990, compared with 9.2% from ...
33. 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 ...
34. Asia's uneven development
... by developed countries to be good development partners.  The concern at the time was that, while globalization was a very positive force, too many people in developing countries were being bypassed by ...
35. Innovation Asia
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... global challenges like climate change or infectious diseases, and to improving the well-being of our citizens. Innovation has always been more important as a source of growth for advanced countries, ...
36. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Korea and Taiwan as being countries that have made such a natural transition to democracy. Another driver towards democracy in China could be popular dissatisfaction with the immense corruption of the ...
37. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... of cooperation, according to some Russian experts, will result in Russia being China’s “little partner” in the future, similar to what the Gulf countries are for the United States and Europe. This is ideologically ...
38. Human security in Asia
... an important part of people's well-being, and therefore should be an objective of development.  Lack of human security can have adverse consequences on economic growth, and therefore development.  And ...
39. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Economic growth is a not a guarantee of a nation's development.  Too many resource-rich countries have experienced growth without development, as citizens have gained little in terms of well-being, and ...
40. Human development in Asia
... human development?  And how well are countries doing in the quest to improve the well-being of their citizens? In the words of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): "Human development is ...
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