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21. Trying to do business in China
... 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 ...
22. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... that nearly three-quarters of Asian-American adults were born abroad.  The six largest Asian-American groups by country of origin are Chinese Americans (4.0 million or 23 per cent of Asian Americans), ...
23. Human Rights in Asia
... and old-fashioned activism to challenge violations of their rights.   Zhu Yufu was detained by Chinese authorities in March, with the prosecutor citing a poem as key evidence in support of the charge of ...
24. Nobel hopes for China
... in South Africa, before the applause broke out thanks to the awards to Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk in 1993. So Liu Xiaobo, the first Chinese citizen to receive a Nobel Prize, is in distinguished ...
25. Views of Asia's next generation
...  Decades of underinvestment in agriculture, coupled with demand for more meat and dairy by Chinese and Indian consumers, mean that it's likely that food prices will remain on a sustained upward trend. ...
26. China: is “state capitalism” in crisis?
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... War.  'State capitalism' then saw new life when the Chinese leadership decided to rethink its development model in 1978. For three decades this model delivered extraordinary economic growth, but now it ...
27. India's paradoxes
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, "Agni V".  It was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead for distances of up to 5000 kilometres, putting major Chinese cities within striking distance ...
28. State capitalism
... 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 ...
29. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... term, argued the Economist magazine in an excellent survey of the Chinese economy in its 26 May-1 June edition. While we basically agree with their assessment, we think that it underestimates the gravity ...
30. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
The largest migration in world history is now taking place -- from Chinese rural to urban areas.  China's urban population has jumped from about 10% of total in 1949 to about 50% today.  By the year 2030, ...
31. 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 ...
32. Australia: beware of Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Fragile democracies like India, Indonesia and the Philippines are riddled with corruption and bureaucratic red-tape which undermine the business investment climate.  The Chinese Communist Party has proved ...
33. China's lack of global leadership
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... exposed to exchange movements.  65% of these reserves are in $US, 26% in euros, 5% in pounds sterling, and 3% in yen.  In this context, only 10% of China's trade is invoiced in the Chinese RMB.  The other ...
34. Is China cracking?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
Could China's mega-scandal involving former rising star BO Xilai be a sign that the edifice of the Chinese Communist Party is finally cracking? China has arrived at that level of development where non-democratic ...
35. Russia and the East
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... believes that rising power and role of China in the world is not a threat for his country but a great opportunity, bringing enormous potential for cooperation. As he said: “Russia should catch a “Chinese ...
36. Human security in Asia
...  Chinese rural peasants can be thrown off their land ("land grabs") with little or no compensation by local government officials and property developers in the context of China's urbanization. Insecurity ...
37. Reassessing Asia's economic miracle
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... go quickly back to the beginning.  When Chairman Mao Zedong proclaimed the People's Republic of China on 1 Ocober 1949, after the Chinese Communist Party's victory in the country's civil war, he was presiding ...
38. Multidimensional poverty
... to be MPI poor (28.4% of Chinese are estimated to live on $1.25 a day, and 51.2% on $2.00 a day). Most important contributions to MPI: years of schooling, nutrition, cooking fuel, and sanitation.  Although ...
39. China: recent political developments
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
This week's invited contribution comes from Frederic Langer, a Paris-based China watcher.  He provides some interesting insights into recent events concerning BO Xilai, the former Chinese Communist Party ...
40. Asian Century Hype
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
There is a lot of hype about the Asian Century.  The Chinese economy will soon exceed America's in size.  Asia's economy will become bigger than the West, as it was from the beginning of time until the ...
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