The idea of Asia
We recently had the opportunity to discuss with Sven Saaler, from Tokyo's Sophia University, his work on Pan-Asianism. Saaler had many important insights to share with us.
Asia: give renewable energy a chance!
Asia's very rich renewable energy resources like solar, wind and geothermal have the potential to help the region meet its energy challenge in the Asian Century.
Globalization of Italian football
Italy is witnessing a revival in the globalization of one its most cherished treasures, football, writes Emanuele Schibotto.
Asia in 2014
In the year 2014, too many Asian countries will experience regional tensions, domestic political frictions and relative economic weakness.
Trade unions push for financial reform
We need to find the ways and means to socialize profits -- rather than privatizing profits and socializing losses -- for the common good of our society, argued Jayasri Priyalal from UNI Apro.
Cross cultural understanding in Asia
There is great potential to improve cross-cultural understanding in Asia. But more positive political leadership will be crucial.
Alliance of Civilizations' Asian Initiative
The UN Alliance of Civilizations, an initiative launched to address mutual distrust between the Islamic world and the West, is elaborating an impressive new program in Asia.
Getting Australians into Jobs
Australia has great success in getting its citizens into jobs, thanks to the effectiveness of its employment services industry and the National Employment Services Association.
Smart cities? The truly great have soul
The truly great cities have a soul, argues Asit K Biswas from Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and the Third World Centre for Water Management in Mexico.
Australia's Asian Century -- a North American Perspective
While Julia Gillard's Asian Century White Paper received a mixed reception in Australia, it was greeted with admiration in North America.
Asia's poor and vulnerable population
In developing and emerging Asia, most people who have been lifted out of poverty have moved into a "vulnerable" group, and are not yet in the middle class.
Job market problems in Asia
A number of job market problems -- like labor unrest, youth inactivity, rising inequality, skills shortages and widespread informality -- are holding back East Asia's development.
Ontario in the Asian Century
Asia's tiger and dragon economies are big and fast. And Ontarian businesses should catch them, if they can, according to the recent "Asia Pacific Global Export Forum".
Asian economy at critical crossroads
The East Asian economy is at a critical crossroads, according to the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council's State of the Region report.
Asia's dearth of leadership
Asia's miracle development was driven by "determined, devoted, and inventive leaders, in both business and government". But what is striking today is the dearth of Asian leadership.
Banking's Human Crisis
For bank CEOs, profits and bonuses are up, and the financial crisis is over. But for bank employees, a human crisis continues, with at least 200,00 jobs being lost since 2011.
Art & the Asianization of Canada
The Asianization of Canada is now moving apace. And over the past year, Toronto's East Gallery has been a vivid symbol of this Asianization.
Asian Century workshop at Wollongong University
The University of Wollongong is holding a workshop on "Development Issues in the Asian Century" on 6-7 November 2013. Registration details are in the Reference section below.
Towards ethical finance in Asia and Pacific
"Return on Ethics" should become the new ROE of banks, argues Jayasri Priyalal, UNI Apro's director for finance sector sctivities.
Bridging the infrastructure deficit
The gap between what infrastructure is needed and what is available is large and steadily expanding, write Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
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