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While China’s rapid urbanisation is securing headlines, the other part of the country’s growth story is garnering less attention. Rural communities make up nearly 50 per cent of China’s population and it’s their prosperity that will underpin the country’s future overall progress.
Collecting the thoughts of 19 contributors from ten countries and three continents, this book offers first-hand insights on the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.
Editor’s note: China’s rural sector needs finance to meet its growth needs. But with the high costs associated with lending, banks often find it hard to justify loans and villagers can find it hard to access funding. As Andrew Cainey, Senior Fellow and Project Director of Fung Global Institute writes, the answer lies in regulators and businesses working together to build the institutional framework needed to support rural finance.
Editor’s note: In his welcoming address on 31 May 2012 at the inaugural Asia-Global Dialogue, Victor K Fung, Founding Chairman of the Fung Global Institute, explains what motivated the launch of this new economic think-tank in Hong Kong. He outlines why “our generation” needs to act quickly to secure sustained global prosperity and a better life for its children and grand-children
Editor’s note: Asia plays a crucial role in the global supply chains of many industries. Now, thanks to several emerging trends, the region’s small and medium-sized enterprises have an unprecedented opportunity to get in on the act. [more] Masato Abe, an economic affairs officer of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), discusses how they can take advantage.
Editor’s note: Signs abound that the major advanced economies may be heading for a second downturn, followed by slow growth. In the first of two articles, Fung Global Institute Academic Board Chairman and Nobel Laureate Michael Spence considers the implications for emerging economies.
Editor's note: While Western and Japanese multinationals once dominated the global economy, Asian firms are set to play a bigger role in a more interdependent 21st century. Don Lessard, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, looks at what these relative newcomers might bring to the global table.