What if Australia’s Asia-connected schools were nestled in local communities and cities that were also well connected? Well connected, that is, both internally via social media, and internationally as hubs between Asian, US, and developing nation cities?
Countries previously considered prosperous find themselves mired in debt they cannot repay. The Antipodean Village Blogger argues that understanding some of the basic causes of this problem should help with the identification of realistic proposals to deal with it. The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s Australian strategy for the Asian Century is seen as an instructive example of such proposals.
John Gallagher who nominated this award says, “I am very pleased to see New Zealand expertise being developed that can recognize and assess how New Zealand business is doing in the world economy, especially the Chinese one.”
John Gallagher nominates the Canterbury Development Corporation for this week’s Ladder Award (6 November 08) for its highly innovative brokering of a joint venture partnership between New Zealand’s Endeavour Capital and China’s Wuhan Huagong Venture Capital Company.