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21. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... services and respect for human rights and the rule of law. Other notable changes this year include countries affected by the Arab Spring. Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Tunisia all ranked significantly ...
22. Human Rights in Asia
... of political change blew in from the Middle East and North Africa, several governments in the Asia-Pacific region responded by increasing their efforts to retain power by repressing demands for human rights ...
23. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... similarly.  And without a clean and decisive regime change, there is always the risk of a go-slow in policy change or even a return to old-ways.   Reference: Nobelprize.org http://www.nobelprize.org/index.html ...
24. Views of Asia's next generation
... estimates that Asia accounts for two-thirds of the 800,000 premature deaths caused globally by air pollution.  Asia is on the front lines of climate change.  Hundreds of millions of Asians live near ...
25. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... It would take a great systemic change to pressure China's SOEs to become more efficient, and it is difficult to see how such pressure could be brought to bear on China's elite.  Indeed, there is a grave ...
26. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... rapid evolution of the urban populace into a consumer base that is changing what global firms produce, and how they market them.  In short, economic changes in China's cities are fundamentally changing ...
27. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... very rapidly ageing population, threats to social cohesion, and the possibility of political change in North Korea.  The country that has done so so well, needs to lift its game even further to realize ...
28. China's reform challenges
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
With political instability in Beijing, and a change of national leadership coming up, the Chinese government is trying to maintain stability.  This means that there is little prospect of economic or political ...
... change.  In the old days, what it took to win was size.  This is how companies like Hitachi or Panasonic ended up with several hundred subsidiaries, many in unrelated businesses. Today, what it takes ...
30. Why did Japan stop growing?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... markets in the US and elsewhere.  Again, like China, a fixed and under-valued exchange rate helped gave Japan a competitive edge.  But financial globalization and the collapse of the fixed exchange rate ...
31. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of its exchange rate has been a flashpoint in relations with the US and Europe, but also countries like Brazil, Turkey and Argentina. China is the world's biggest importer of energy and other resources, ...
32. 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, ...
33. Human security in Asia
... change and some will be irreversibly damaged. Measured by future populations that will be exposed to half metre sea-level rises, 15 of the world's 20 most exposed cities are in Asia.  The list of 20 ...
34. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... maintaining an undervalued exchange rate, protecting the local market, providing first class infrastructure, and educated and training its diligent work force.  Open markets in the US and Europe also played ...
35. China: recent political developments
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... in the context of the upcoming change of leadership in China. The economic background of this event has not however been sufficiently highlighted.   Chongqing was and still is the model for a fundamental ...
36. Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... century, it caught up with and overtook China in per capita income.  The Meiji takeover in 1868 involved a massive institutional change aimed at catching up with the West.  By 1950, Japan's GDP per capita ...
37. Urbanization in Asia -- 12 things to know in 2012
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
Asia is moving into an era of unprecedented urbanization, a change bringing prosperity and problems. Here are 12 facts and figures about the rise of the city which are lifted directly and unashamedly ...
38. Whither China's economy?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... they are subsidized in many ways -- cheap land, energy, finance, tax breaks, low wages -- and they are also subsidized by China's exchange rate which is kept artificially low. These subsized exports ...
39. Asia's services challenges
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... as the other two economies ... Even if Tokyo were a city-state, it would still not compete with Hong Kong and Singapore in services.  For example, notwithstanding Japan's immense foreign exchange reserves, ...
40. Youth and development in Asia
... partners themselves. Thus, relationships between generations have changed.  Patriarchal (and in a few places matriarchal) dominance has been eroded.  The family is much less the unit of economic (as ...
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