Asia Future Shock: Business Crisis and Opportunity in the Coming Years

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Springer, Oct 24, 2007 - Social Science - 188 pages
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China is the world's biggest market for cigarettes. By 2020, 300 million Chinese will be elderly. By 2010, China will have 7 of the world's biggest shopping malls. This book is an invaluable asset for corporate planners and strategists, futurologists, and anyone developing business in Asia as Backman provides an essential map for Asia's future.
 

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I always have a doubt when reading the book: how much I can trust what the book predict.The predictions are based on the newspaper reports, individual examples and author's thoughts, instead of the statistical data. It can give you an idea, but hard to judge the ideas.

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Contents

How Asias Face is Changing
1
Chapter 2 The Internet Big Business and Freedom
13
Chapter 3 Chinas Military Buildup
21
Chapter 4 20 Million Japanese to go Missing
31
Chapter 5 The Two Koreas to Reunify
37
Chapter 6 The Rush Out of India by Indian Companies
43
Chapter 7 Asias Nuclear Future
50
Chapter 8 Water Wars
57
Chapter 15 China Builds an Economic Bloc based on Corruption
103
The New China?
110
The Next Vietnam
118
Chapter 18 Does Indonesia Have a Future?
125
Chapter 19 From Malaysia Boleh to Malaysia Bodoh?
132
Chapter 20 Chinas Healthcare Sector to Boom
140
Mainland Chinese Tourists
147
Chapter 22 Medical Research to Shift to Asia
153

Chapter 9 China to Have the Worlds Biggest Number of English Speakers
66
Chapter 10 Chinas HR Nightmare
71
Chapter 11 Indias HR Nightmare
77
Asias Shocking Gender Imbalance
82
Chapter 13 Asias Meaningless Borders
89
Chapter 14 Growing Family Breakdown in Asia
97
Private Banking and Money Laundering Shift to Asia
161
Chapter 24 Asias Coming Medical Tourism Bonanza
167
Chapter 25 Growing Corporate Ownership by Charities in Asia
174
Index
181
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Michael Backman specialises in Asia's economies and Asian corporate practice. He is the author of the international bestseller Asian Eclipse: Exposing the Dark Side of Business in Asia named by The Economist as one of the finest non-fiction books published for the year. He is the author or co-author of four other books on Asian business and culture and has a long-running and widely-read Asian business column in the Melbourne Age newspaper. He has lived and worked in Asia, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on Asia, both for companies and at public events. He is based in London when not travelling in Asia.

See www.michaelbackman.com for more information.

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