how to celebrate 2.5 bn asian millennials leading sd goal generation
Consequences what happens when America's richest programmer bill gates reviews Ezra Vogel- Asia-America's kindest connector. .. Macraes' last 100 trips to Asia - they started with dad Norman Macrae teen serving in allied bomber command (today's Myanmar)- The Economist became min diary of Norman Macrae's half century of asian trips from Myanmar 1943 on- we archive that at normanmacrae.neteconomistjapan.com; connection of my 50 trips with 5 generations of my family in Asia only made full sense from 2001 and mostly 15 trips to Bangladesh thanks to interviews with Fazle Abed & friends 123 and young chinese scholars at his 80th birthday filled most gaps EconomistPoor.com ..
Asia trips 1 to 51 india -1-3 1984-2004; indonesia 4-7 (1982-1994) ; singapore 8-10 (1982-1992) japan (11-17) 1985-2013; thailand (18.19) 1984-1995 ; malaysia (20-21) ; 1993 korea (22-23); 1990-2017 bangladesh (24-39) 2007-2018; dubai (40,41) 2015,6; qatar(42) 2017; china (43-50) 2016-2019 hong kong 51 (1996) like 7 members of my scotttish family tree i have enjoyed the huge privilege of learning more about advancing the human lot from the two thirds who are asian than my own race caucasian
Mapping livelihood economics of two thirds of humans- in 1983 london scot james wilson started the economist as a newsletter of royal societies chattering classes- his initial goal ro end poverty and starv=ation in scotland and nearest islands london ruled over- 17 years later queen victoria sent wilson to calcutta with charter bank to end poverty wherever britain ruled over asia; sadly james died 9 months after landing of diarrhea; it took another 120 years before bangladesh, china and unicef taught every village mother how to cure diarrhea with a recipe of water sugar and salts; from this first open source health service, a billion women across the continent spent 1970-2020 ending extreme poverty - with the help of universities who knew fazle abed vest, at www.abedmooc.com we track how/why the world used bangladesh as its lab for solutions that worked without access to electricity or any of the engineering that glasgow gave to the world from 1760; some people ask what happened to the economist mission- you can read 2nd editor walter bagehot's attempts to help victoria journey to commowealth at the english constituition; but progress was to slow to prevent the colonial eara where whites 15% designed world trade to exclude most of human development in the economist's 1943 centenary biography; at that tie my dad was teenage navigator in alied bomber command stationed in modrnday myanma; the east end of the bay of bengal opposite to calcutta's west end; what happened next to bay of bengal - yuo'd thnk kamala harris and berkeley let alone howard alumni would urgenrly follow coming from her mothers'schennai- in a hasty retreat from responsibility anywhere the british raj had rlued -india eas partioned; calcutta the superport of asoa's 19th century was assigned to india; the rest of the bay was given to pakistan to rule; it took 24 years for bangladeshi people to win back indepenence now the 8th most populous nation with less than zero capital; my father norman macrae mapped varios asian economic models from 1962 when he first surveyed hs war time foe japan - he named the model poorest villagers would need to network rural kensianism; while he named the win-win supercity/port model of tokyo capital belt roadtsrs; for the next 30 years those who saw the economist as the first viewspaper for debating globalisation exponentials were trewed to regular updates on every asian peoples progess or not in sharing these new economic modelsSustainability's last chance decade: Feb 2021 2025report.com 37th annual update- economistpoor.com - thanks to hard work of asian motherhood, one billion asians have ended extreme poverty in the last 40 years - research shows human development's greatest lesson is not yet a curriculum in any western university -can you help adamsmith.app change economists before year end summits in Glasgow 12 & Dubai -try applying Economist alphabet AiBankChildDiary Edu FoodGreenHealth Inclusion ..
my scottish family's concern for development of two thirds of humans who are Asian goes bac 150+ years to founding of the pharmacy kemp's corner in mumbai to grandad's sir kenneth kemp's 25 years of mediation with gandhi leading to sir ken's last project wrining up the legalese of india's independence to my father's 40 years reporting asia's sustainability entrepreneurial revolution in The Economist; to his last article 20 years later on lessons from bangladesh needed to rectify the west's subprime disaster: japan's ambassador to dhaka helped aspiring youth journalists and others listen to sir fazle abed legacy debriefs - see our catalogue abed.games offering the most vital alumni networks youth can linkin if they are to celebrate being the first sustainability generation
REFERENCES UN ENVOY EDUCATION -asia has proven to be greates champion of former uk prime minister Gordon brown -10 years un envoy edu links include A12 lots of moving parts - some are very radical empowering new universities and apprenticeships - I have been tracking the for 5 years since being at un launch 2016 - can try and help with queries firstname.lastname@example.org - if real summits return end 2021 hope to unite updates cop26 nov Glasgow and worlds largest edu summit allied to uae expo dec -meanwhile zooms can make connections ..
update april 23 I guess myanmar seemed the sleepiest of the asean countries to its membership unti recently- now its a test- wha't's the purpose of asean if it can't even get myanmar (one o0f its smalest economies0 to value the asean way - this at a time when china and usa are wooing the whole region - asean can affrd false steps as china is far its largest trading partner
According to the ASEAN Secretariat, the total merchandise trade between ASEAN and the seven countries I listed amounted to approximately USD 1.8 trillion in 2020. Here's a breakdown of the trade percentages between ASEAN and each of these countries for that year:
South Korea: 7.5%
United States: 7.1%
European Union: 7.0%
and of course asean is many things the first 2 countries in asia i visited in 1982 (start of 60 asian work epxpereibces) were indoensia tahnks to unilevever and singapire - i love them bot a slow rising giant and teh fastest development of any 6 million people - I also love hong kong and sort of wish it had been eligible to be in asean - nb in what follows brunei is an outlier rich for its people while cartbon rules the world Brunei is a small country with a population of around 460,000 and a land area of only around 5,700 square kilometers. However, it is one of the richest countries in the world on a per capita basis due to its significant oil and gas resources.
approximate percentages of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of ASEAN contributed by each member state in my previous answer. Here it is again for your reference:
Indonesia: 38.3% Mineral fuels, (eg palm) oils, distillation products, machinery
Thailand: 19.5% Electrical machinery and equipment, machinery and mechanical appliances, rubber
Malaysia: 14.8% Electrical machinery and equipment, mineral fuels, oils, distillation products (?rubber)
Philippines: 7.4% Electrical machinery and equipment, machinery and mechanical appliances, mineral fuels, oils, distillation products
Vietnam: 7.0% Electrical machinery and equipment, footwear, textiles
Myanmar: 2.0% Gas, wood products
Cambodia: 1.3% Knit or crochet clothing, footwear
Brunei: 0.3% petroleum
Laos: 0.2% Copper, electricity
These figures do not include tourism of which thailand leads in mass tourism whereas eg simagpore would elad business conferences etc- indonesia also has special tirist/business zone ie bali; also note impact of remittances The Philippines is known for having a large number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and remittances from these workers are a significant contributor to the country's foreign currency reserves. In 2020, remittances from OFWs amounted to approximately USD 29.9 billion, which represented around 9.3% of the country's GDP and around 9.2% of its foreign exchange earnings.
The importance of remittances to the Philippines' economy cannot be overstated. Remittances support millions of families in the country, contribute to consumer spending, and help boost the overall economy.
nb brunei is an outlier ----
what's the top 2 exports by asean country
Here are the top two exports by ASEAN countries based on the latest available data:
Brunei: Crude petroleum, petroleum gas
Cambodia: Knit or crochet clothing, footwear
Indonesia: Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, machinery and mechanical appliances
Laos: Copper, electricity
Malaysia: Electrical machinery and equipment, mineral fuels, oils, distillation products
Myanmar: Gas, wood products
Philippines: Electrical machinery and equipment, machinery and mechanical appliances, mineral fuels, oils, distillation products
Singapore: Integrated circuits, refined petroleum
Thailand: Electrical machinery and equipment, machinery and mechanical appliances, rubber
Vietnam: Electrical machinery and equipment, footwear, textiles
It's important to note that these rankings are subject to change over time and based on various factors such as economic conditions and global demand for certain products.
whats the ups and downs of the other asean countries
my dad (The Economist's Norman Macrae) served as teen navigator in allied bomber command stationed in burma as myanmar was then called; from the air 50 years ahead of other journalists and policy makers his mind was imprinted with google maps of the great bay of bengal to the west asean down to singapote to south east- continental china over which his then enemy japan might engage to north east; why is it in 2021 the country once beloved or orwell and kipling could make life so miserable for peoples; (in air force out of myanmar you got 6 dangerous hours in air followed by 24 hours down time where my father had 3 books to read 2 by adam smith and one by keynes -it was this ideology of celebaring human employement he used to turn the economist into a thrird ranked weekly into a one of a kind global)
dad married the daughter of sir kenneth kemps; 4 generations of kemps had been scottish pharmacists in bombay until sir keen studied law, became chief justiced; dialogued with Gandhi for 20 yeras before writing up legalese of india's independence; I am not saying this to boast- simply dad knew asia as much as he knew europe form being home schooled for most of his youth in places like british embassy in stalin's moscow -stalin and hitler were the 2 mademn humans needed to outlast; the first 180 yeras of applying smith and watts machines out of glasgow had gone disatrously wrong as it represented the intersts of 7 white empires (less than 15% of huamns and within that extremely few really powerful white men) we have had our second last best chnace mediating united natuons from 1945 now in 2021 we find ousrelves at last best chnace
one of the problems all over asia is how the british exited - absolutley every country needed independence but teh systems needed chnaging not just a top down handover to miltarries or bureaucratics
you can see my father's survey in the economist of which asian countries rise/fall from 1962- as keenedy agreed in 1962 there were 2 asia rising models 1005 village employmemt/microentreprenurship and hi-tech suprcities designing win-win sme supply chains which japan's keiretsu and korea's chaebol facilitated along with taiwan gutsy traders- there's never been a greater trading mindest than the chinese (fiaspora) frred from eg britain's insistence of opium as a currency or freed from staliesque communism; by 1972 the diaspora chinese were the 3ed most sustaible bankers to global trade after isa and japan- as permy fathere 1977 economist survey- imagine heaven r hell which now depends on one fifth of all humans - chinese mainland race to educate their one child generation and end poverty; the greatest economic miracle studies what china did between 1972 and 2010- part 2 of that miracle need us-china to lead sdgoalsgeneration -dont you think?
sir fazle abed gave 50 years of entrepreneurial knowhow to this question as he converted his career age 33 from the oil industry's leading Asian engineer - this ranged in 1972 from brac building a lab (1500 homes) of 100000 villagers which he brought partners to design village business solutions - last mile health services microfranchises village mothers could operate; last mile food production starting with rice science (anyone who knew of boralug's work could redesign local faming to end starvation- one of the greatest open source gifts of American R&D); but if you dont have 50 years to empower women ; he spent his last 2 decades on simpler starting points such as what development can be started around ay 20 children- one of the two simplest university research miracles ever seen is now scaling across 50 countries is early childhood playschools
I am convinced that if you are not happy with community anywhere you live early childhood is a core sustainability generation multiplier to focus on- the data on how to do this even in the most broken communities around the world makes early childhood schools one of abed's great legacies wherever asian new universities partner in demonstrating deep implementation of innovations human beings need the 2020s to ground!
for more tourd of abed miracles try A0A1A2 A3A4 - have we left out your abedian favorite -rsvp email@example.com
Although no new deals were struck during People’s Republic of China (PRC) President Xi Jinping’s trip to Myanmar on January 17 and 18, the visit was significant for several reasons. The visit was the first by a PRC president to Myanmar in 19 years, and the first by Xi to this country in his role as president. The visit was widely touted as marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of relations between the PRC and Myanmar. However, Xi’s first trip abroad this year was aimed at expediting implementation of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC), a key component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) (CGTN, January 17). During the visit, the two governments signed 33 agreements, memorandums of understanding, protocols and letters of exchange relating to railways, industrial and power projects, and trade. Several of these agreements firm up Myanmar’s commitment to the CMEC’s three central components: the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ), which includes a deep-sea port, an industrial park and other projects; the China-Myanmar Border Economic Cooperation Zone; and an urban development plan for Yangon (The Irrawaddy, January 18).
need assessments also new needs assessment - seecarnegie.org
replacing elderly us scholars with new blood
-additional year suport mandarin skills - quantuative/formal modeling
china fellowship program of wilson
need deeply more nuanced mediation us-chia
our carnegie alums
10:00am – 11:00am ET
Moderated by Abraham Denmark. Opening remarks by Robert Litwak, Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies at the Wilson Center, and Stephen Del Rosso, Program Director, International Peace & Security at the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Keynote Speaker: J. Stapleton Roy, Founding Director Emeritus and Distinguished Scholar, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.
12:30pm – 02:00pm ET
The Chinese Authoritarian Model and Its Global Impact
Moderated by Charles Kraus.
Under President Xi Jinping, several trends—technological advancements in surveillance and big data, an institutional strengthening of the CCP, and a growing authoritarianism—converged to witness a more aggressive approach to domestic security in places such as Tibet, Hong Kong, and Xinjiang. In China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang, the government has engaged in a widespread campaign of repression, mass surveillance, and detainment. In support of this effort over the past decade, China has implemented a surveillance system that combines traditional methods with high-technology such as facial recognition. With this expansion in surveillance, some analysts have identified a “China Model” of authoritarianism in opposition to liberal democracy that some warn could be exported elsewhere. Elsewhere in the world, China has begun exporting its suite of surveillance technologies to numerous countries throughout the world, an initiative that triggers some concern about negative impacts on democracy and governance. What does this approach to domestic security and surveillance mean for the international system? What does this issue indicate for the future of China and its relationships with other powers?
Darren Byler: “Chinese Technologies of Population Management on the New Silk Road”
Alexander Dukalskis: “Authoritarian Image Management & PRC ‘Advertorials’ in Foreign Publications”
Sheena Chestnut Greitens: “Assessing the Global Impact of Chinese Surveillance Technology”
02:30pm – 04:00pm ET
Global Norms, Governance, and Chinese Policymaking
Moderated by Robert Daly.
The Chinese government adopts an increasingly assertive role in multilateral institutions, such as the United Nations, even as it founds alternate fora, like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. It is conceivable that a stronger China will push for alterations to existing and emerging rules and norms to suit its interests. Across ungoverned spaces or areas of contested international governance, such as outer space, the deep sea, and poles, China has attempted to emerge as a global leader in norm-setting. Data policy constitutes another arena of contestation where China exerts increasing influence while advancing a competing vision of privacy and internet governance often at odds with Western models. However, Chinese policymaking does not occur in a vacuum, and a surprising history of “policy collaging” points to the oftentimes hidden outside influences on Chinese norms, legislation, and reform efforts.
Wendy Leutert: “The International Origins of China’s National Champions.”
Xiao Liu: “Understanding China’s Governance Space of Personal Data”
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
10:00am – 11:30am ET
China’s Foreign Policy Along a Contested Periphery
Moderated by Abraham Denmark.
In recent years, President Xi Jinping of China has embarked upon a more assertive and active Chinese foreign policy, particularly in its own neighborhood. 2020 witnessed a deadly dispute erupt over the Line of Actual Control with India that spurred a sharp increase in India-China tensions. Shortly thereafter, the United States and India signed an important bilateral defense agreement, the BECA, which signals stronger ties in the face of rising Chinese involvement in the region. In Pakistan, China has launched the geopolitically-significant China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as part of its Belt and Road Initiative. The question of China’s influence over Pakistani decision-making bears importance on India’s rise and the United States’ role in South Asia. Elsewhere, Taiwan is facing increasing pressure from China in the aftermath of President Tsai Ing-wen’s reelection in 2020. Within this tense atmosphere, the Taiwan-Japan-United States trilateral relationship will grow increasingly important for stability in the region. Going forward, these tensions and the future of the wider region will hinge upon China’s foreign policy approaches to its periphery, as well as the responses of local actors and great powers such as India, the United States, and Japan.
Christopher Colley: “An Emerging Great Power Triangle? China, India, and the United States in the Indian Ocean.”
Isaac Kardon: “China’s ‘New Era’ of Influence on Pakistan.”
Adam Liff: “The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Taiwan.”
12:30pm – 02:00pm ET
The BRI and Chinese Influence in the Global South
Moderated by Jennifer Turner.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) currently reaches a wide swath of countries with a particular emphasis on Southeast Asia and the broader Global South. Of China's numerous investments, nuclear exports constitute one of the key areas with the potential for strong impact geopolitically. China’s hydropower investments in Southeast Asia also have the potential to meet growing energy demand while mitigating climate change. However, they also bring challenges with cross-boundary water governance, environmental damage, and large-scale displacement of communities. Elsewhere, concerns about China’s intentions and the environmental impact have forced China to deploy new discourses throughout the Global South centered on a green BRI. Is this a genuine embrace of environmentally-minded development or a clever marketing strategy? Exploring and parsing out the on-the-ground facts and bird’s eye view of the BRI will expand our understanding and enable policymakers to craft effective and timely responses to this geopolitically significant effort.
Jessica Liao: “China’s Green Mercantilism and Environmental Governance: A New Belt and Road to the Global South?”
Lami Kim: “Nuclear Belt and Road: China’s Nuclear Exports and Its Implications for World Politics.”
Cecilia Han Springer: “Environmental Sustainability and China’s Hydropower Development in Southeast Asia.”
02:30pm – 04:00pm ET
Is a New Cold War Inevitable? Chinese Intentions and the Role of Misperception
Moderated by Robert Daly.
Over the past four years, policy discussion on the potential for a second Cold War have expanded greatly as tensions rise in the U.S.-China relationship. Indeed, great power competition to varying degrees has become bipartisan consensus under the Trump administration. On issues ranging from trade and human rights to intellectual property and international security, the United States and China increasingly identify the other as their chief rival. However, as shown in the American experience with the People’s Republic of China between 1949 and 1972, misperception and mirroring often cloud intelligence analysis and policy decision-making processes. On the other hand, American and Chinese national interests and strategic intentions are clearly divergent. On issues such as the South China Sea, China’s intentions and desired end state will greatly impact the course of U.S.-China relations. Understanding the nature of the competition and its historical parallels can serve to guide policymakers and reduce the risk of escalation. To what extent are the United States and China locked into competition? Are the current tensions the result of policy choices or the natural outcome of divergent national interests?
Sara Castro: “Lop Nur and the U.S. Intelligence Gaze: Evaluating the American Intelligence Process During China’s Nuclearization.”
Oriana Skylar Mastro: “The Heart of the Matter: Understanding Chinese Intentions in the South China Sea and Implications for U.S. Strategy.”
Joshua Shifrinson: “The U.S.-China Competition in Historical and Theoretical Perspective.”
Over the past year, the 2020 Wilson China Fellows have undertaken policy research on a range of vital issues relevant to the rise of China and the future of U.S.-China ties. From February 3rd to the 4th, our Fellows will publicly present and debate their findings on topics ranging from international security to the environment in order to address important policy questions, such as:
What does China’s approach to domestic security and surveillance in Xinjiang mean for the international system? How will its exports of this technology impact the world at large?
What role does China’s influence play in global norms, governance, and policymaking in international institutions, especially pertaining to emergent issues such as big data, internet governance, and “new frontiers”?
How does China’s assertive foreign policy impact security along its contested periphery? What is the extent of Chinese influence in Pakistan, the state of its competition with India, and the future of Taiwan's growing ties with Japan and the United States?
What is the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on the environment and geopolitics in Southeast Asia? How do these investments affect China’s influence in the region?
To what extent are the United States and China locked into competition and what role does misperception play in their rivalry? What are China's intentions and strategy towards the South China Sea and its other vital national interests?
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x ambassador roy -quote on washington - depotism - 50 years 20th century foreign service
- how easy it is abuse absolute power
why conern on rise of china?
media advice on what to do from good to horrid
america thinks anout change in china in much too short a time span
why has us policy of engament in china become unpopular with pundits - mirscilus human develop,ent - wester educate chinese governing chia institutions- modernised education ystem- -- wealth flows
modernised economy/society and its poitican system
dont prejudge where china is evolving over a few short years
globalisation winners and losers long term pattern n=both usa and china
focus on foreign policy goals not changes to its domestic system
if we cant help remake cuba why do we think we can rebuild china, afghanistan anywhere
more dsplay ore consciousness of danfers of nuclear war
lessons of cold war forgotten
4 dont underestimatedamage recovering from our soft power over last 4 years- all over world countries looking at cyhina and usa - china life is normal ; usa shutdown- china vaccine may work- china still growing;
us nit psatry to 2 trades tcpp rcp (mchina member rcp)
usa not well posituoned to take on onu=tegrated challenges other nations around world want supporton
us income discrepancues soarung - never seen such disparity - top 10 % own 88%
nothing forbottom 50%
friennd/allies could rely on reasonNLE CONSSTENY OVER TIME- DONT ASSUME USA CAN JUST RETURN- LOSS OF CONFIDENCE OF WORLDS NATIONS
us has abundat hyman and natural resources-could have celbrated wise in china-all past assumptions now broken