Is Australia ready for the Asian Century?
Not really, is the clear message from a series of articles published by the Australian blog, "The Conversation", last year.
Asia's information society
Korea is the world’s most advanced ICT economy, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), surpassing many other economies with higher levels of overall economic development.
Asia's rising inequality
While emerging Asia continues to achieve a stunning performance in poverty reduction, the gap between rich and poor keeps widening too. Why? Does it matter? And what to do?
Is Asia a Region?
Is Asia an economic team that works together through trade, investment, finance and migration?
Foreign Aid in the Asian Century
Should advanced countries like Australia still be giving official assistance to Asia's emerging and developing countries in the Asian Century?
Betting on biotech for development
Betting on biotech in Korea, Singapore and Taiwan is easier said than done, according University of Toronto's Joseph Wong.
Building an Asian Community
Building an Asian Economic Community offers the prospect boosting the region's economic development, tackling common problems, and strengthening Asia's voice on the world stage.
The power of Asian Americans
Could the increasing migration of highly skilled Asians launch an Asian-driven American century?
Asian Art in Toronto
The East Gallery's upcoming exhibition in Toronto on "Light from the East: Representations of Spirituality in Vietnamese and Burmese Contemporary Art" promises to be well worth a visit.
An Emerging Middle Class
An excellent piece on the world's emerging middle class by Mario Pezzini, director of the OECD Development Centre, provides a nice complement to our article on Asia's middle class.
Asia's fast track development
The advent of global supply chains has provided Asian and other emerging economies with a fast track for development, as explains Professor Richard Baldwin.
Asia's middle class
Poor countries typically have a tiny rich elite, large impoverished masses, and a very small "middle class". When development succeeds, society's middle class expands as ...
Asian Century on Film
If you want to get a quick idea of what the Asian Century is all about, have a look at the Centennial Group's 12 minute video on Youtube (link below).
Natural disasters in Asia
Last week's earthquakes in China and Japan's triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis) of 11 March 2011 provide harsh reminders that no country is without risk of ...
Canada's catchup game in Asia
As Asia has emerged as a global economic and political power these past two decades, Canada has been caught napping --
Economic growth prospects in Asia
Developing Asia has been sailing through the global economic crises these past few years.
Asia's social development
Discussions in the Asia-Pacific focus substantially on the region's economic development...
Free trade agreements in Asia
In the post - World War Two - period , the progressive move towards freer trade has taken place mainly through multilateral negotiations under the GATT / W.T.O and regional integration arrangements...
Democracy in Asia
That democracy has shallow roots in Asia, the most dynamic part of the world economy, is clearly evident from the Economist Intelligence Unit's "Democracy Index 2011".
Korea - Asia's rising star
Japan's economy has been in a deep funk for two decades. China is in desperate need of a new economic and political model.
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