America and China: Asia's great powers
With President Obama's recent "pivot" towards the Asia-Pacific, the US has returned to a more familiar military posture -- that of facing off against another superpower, in this case China.
Australia: America's poodle in the Asia-Pacific?
Australia is indeed too much of a poodle of the US in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Professor Alan Dupont and many of his Asian interlocutors.
Doing business in Asia
One thing that is very striking in Asia is how some countries have done extremely well, whereas many others are very much lagging behind -- despite all the talk of an "Asian Century"
Australia's Emerson on the Asian Century
Craig Emerson, Australia's Minister for Trade and Competitiveness, recently unveiled some of the thoughts in the Australian government's forthcoming White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century.
Australia's Gillard on the Asian Century
The Australian and Asian economies are joined at the hip, and Prime Minister Julia Gillard is charting a new strategy for Australia in the "Asian Century".
Leadership and Asia's Development
A return of leadership is needed in Asia, argues this week's invited contributor, Emanuele Schibotto.
Do you want to get ahead in the Asian Century?
According to a number of articles published in the blog, "The Conversation", Australia has a number of challenges in getting ahead in the Asian Century.
KIM Dae-jung, a tribute
This is a tribute that I wrote on Korea’s Nobel-prize winning former President, Kim Dae-jung: born 3 December 1925, died 18 August 2009.
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 ...
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