THE greatest wave of voluntary migration in human history transformed China’s cities, and the global economy, in a single generation.
After a generation of intense rural to urban migration in China, barriers to social mobility still remain intact.
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African traders have congregated around the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in recent years. For one trader, success came quickly — but it was followed by a rude awakening as he negotiated his deals.
This NPR podcast provides a glimpse into the inner working of how the global market is spurring interregional interactions.
Chinese authorities have tightened security around Tibet after a series of demonstrations by Tibetans demanding more religious and political freedoms.
How are China's renewed efforts to control Tibet and the Monks protests geopolitically intertwined? How does this impact the region?
"TED Talks Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force."
Regions, cultures and economies are not static in this era of globalization. However, in the United States we are accostumed to a position of prominence that is assumed to be a 'birthright.' The data presented here shows how countries such as India and China might "catch up" to the United States and United Kingdom later in the 21st century (2048?).
Sub-Saharan Africa is being sold misguided agricultural policies based on hybrid seeds and chemical inputs.
Written by Bill Moseley, a geography professor from Macalester College, this is a fantastic example of the importance of not simply using a mass-produced "one-size-fits-all" approach to economic develop and agricultural policies throughout the world. (Not so) Surprisingly, geography, place and local context matter.