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21. China's reform in a bind
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
...  The Chinese government has been responding by fiscal stimulus and monetary easing.  But more fundamental changes are required, especially since the economy may weaken further. China needs to get more ...
22. Democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... least minimally efficient government, sufficient political participation and a supportive democratic political culture. It is not easy to build a sturdy democracy.  Thus, the EIU's democracy index is ...
23. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... government is allegedly interfering with the workings of the Hong Kong government.  Record property prices.  An increasing wealth gap.  A string of political scandals. Moving now to Shifang city in Sichuan, ...
24. Burmese Days
... exporter of rice, produced 75 per cent of the world's teak, and had a highly literate population. The military took over in 1958.  A military coup followed in 1962, whose government pursued an extreme ...
25. Living on $2 a day
... in the informal sector.  Thus, you make more on some days, less on others, and often get no income at all.  The government offers you very limited help, and when it does, the quality of assistance is apt ...
26. 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 ...
27. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... on race.  But in that year, the U.S. government opened the gates to immigration from all parts of the world, with the result that Asian Americans now represent 18.2 million or 5.8 per cent of the U.S. ...
28. 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, ...
29. 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 ...
30. 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 ...
31. Burma: some Nobel thoughts
... at peace.  It has not been able to develop the trust and understanding necessary to remove causes of conflict. The government's recent reform measures "can be sustained only with the intelligent cooperation ...
32. Mirage of Incredible India
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... government is showing no leadership.  The country continues to be dogged by masive corruption, and poor infrastructure, and recent anti-foreign investment laws are only making things worse. The emerging ...
33. Views of Asia's next generation
... not income that we should strive to equalize, and education is key.   Poverty, along with weak and ineffective governments, means that the poor are by definition vulnerable to everything from natural ...
34. 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 ...
35. India's urban squalor
... benchmarks.  Rather, the Annawdians were among roughly one hundred million Indians freed from poverty since 1991, when, around, the same moment as the small slum's founding, the central government embraced ...
36. 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 ...
37. State capitalism
... in the form of the East India Company.  Today, the advanced world has many remnants of state capitalism -- for example, the French government owns 85% of EDF, an energy company, the Japanese government ...
38. The Economist on China
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
China's economy is not at great risk in the short term, because the government still has lots of firepower to keep it afloat.  But inefficient and wasteful investment is storing up problems for the longer ...
39. China's urbanization
(Panorama/Change and innovation)
... of the urban population was putting pressure on cities.  So to control this movement, the government implemented regulations by which all citizens of China are assigned an agricultural or non-agricultural ...
40. Korea -- Asia's rising star
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... debt crises.  Korea recovered faster and more vigorously than most OECD countries and enjoys a low unemployment rate of 3.4% and modest government debt.  While growth slowed in late 2011, reflecting the ...
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