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21. Natural disasters in Asia
... the past decade, resulting in a disproportionate 80% of the world's disaster deaths.  In China, for example, 2.7% of annual GDP is lost to disasters, while poorer countries, particularly small islands ...
22. Food security in Asia
... and Malaysia (33rd).  In the middle third are: China (38th), Thailand (45th), Vietnam (55th), Philippines (63rd), Indonesia (64th) and India (66th).  And in the bottom third are: Pakistan (75th), Myanmar ...
23. Asia's rising inequality
... Bank.  This was driven by high average growth in China (9.9%) and India (6.4%).  Thus, the proportion of Asia's population living on or below the $1.25-a-day poverty line fell from 51.8% in 1990 to 20.8% ...
24. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
There is no better person than Hillary Clinton to remind us of the importance of democracy in Asia. Here are some extracts from her three recent speeches in Mongolia.  Let's hope that China reads ...
25. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... for governance failures are greater 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 ...
26. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
Yes, China's reform is in a real bind, and what's more, China has bad relations with virtually all of its neighbors.  Where will this head? The need for China to rebalance its growth away from exports ...
27. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... Myanmar and North Korea to Laos, Vietnam and China—are still entrenched authoritarian regimes, the past couple of decades have seen the spread of democracy in the region overall. Over the past decade, ...
28. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... greatly 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 ...
29. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
Russia and China are the chief strategic threats to the moral and political commitments of liberal democracies, argued Michael Ignatieff in his recent stirring Isaiah Berlin Memorial Lecture, delivered ...
30. Asian Century on Youtube
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Asia's GDP, namely, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand. But to achieve this Asian Century, Asia must confront mega-challenges like inequities, overcoming the middle-income trap, ...
31. Burmese Days
...  The US and most other Western countries imposed sanctions.  Most neighboring Asian countries pursued a policy of engagement, especially China which developed very close economic and political ties.  ...
32. Trying to do business in China
Almost everyone would like to do business in China.  After all, China is the world's second biggest merchandise importer and also recipient of foreign direct investment. Recent history is however littered ...
33. Asia's Failed States
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... 96th, Thailand 84th, India 78th, China 86th, Indonesia 63rd and the Philippines 56th.  (Bytheway, the US comes in at 159th.) While Somalia wins the prize as the world's most failed state, Pakistan is ...
34. Human Rights in Asia
... “inciting subversion of state power”.  Here is the offending poem: “It’s time, people of China! It’s time. China belongs to everyone. Of your own will It’s time to choose what China shall be.” Zhu ...
35. 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 ...
36. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... totalitarian regime is still in power, albeit with a softer heart. And many outside countries have their eyes on Burma's very rich natural resources, and its strategic location between China, India and ...
37. Views of Asia's next generation
... students' heads with facts.  The notion of producing critical thinkers, of making students learners for life, has been slow to come to Asia.  There is recognition that China, and indeed much of Asia, has ...
38. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
In this week's invited contribution, Emanuele Schibotto* asks if China's "state capitalism" is in crisis. In 2010, Ian Bremmer's book,  The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and ...
39. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... tape, lousy infrastructure, and the limits imposed by poverty and discrimination against women. Notwithstanding India's much vaunted democratic credentials, it scores well behind China on most economic ...
40. State capitalism
... capitalism is China, but Russia and some Gulf States are also active.  There is a long history of state capitalism.  Rising powers have always used the state to kick-start economic growth or at least ...
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