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    1.0 Introduction The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political and economic organisation which was introduced in Bangkok, Thailand on 8th August 1967 by Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore to foster the existing bonds of regional unity and cooperation. The founding fathers of ASEAN are Adam Malik for Indonesia, Narciso Ramos for Philippines, Abdul Razak for Malaysia, S.Rajaratnam for Singapore and Thanat Khoman for Thailand. In 1984

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    The Oppressed People of Burma

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    Burma, like many other Southeast Asian nations, is a land of much culture and diversity of ethnic groups. Unfortunately, unlike the people of other nations, the people of Burma have been stripped of their human rights. Since the military junta had overtaken the Burmese government in 1988, the people of Burma have been among the most oppressed people in the world. The continuation of the government’s brutality has caught the attention of many outside nations around the world who increasingly have

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    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Introduction Formed in the mid-1960s by five anti-Communist states, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) serves the Southeast Asia (SEA) region as a multilateral institution with the primary responsibility of promoting social and economic cooperation among its members and maintaining peace in the region. ASEAN is quite unique in that it is built upon a cultural respect for the authority of individual nations to control what goes on within

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    Japan and e-commerce

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    the past five years, Western nations have had a considerable advantage in this race, since the concept of the Internet originated from the Western Hemisphere. Yet many Asian countries have a huge market potential for on-line businesses, and have been steadily catching up to the West and are currently within striking distance of the West's lead. The world has been increasingly interested in the market potential of the Asian Internet, especially the various Asian nations themselves. In the past three

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    of the People's Action Party (PAP) in Singapore acted to keep broad citizen participation in government to a minimum. Hong Kong after World War Two remained a colony of England and it's government remained under colonial rule. Unlike in other Asian nations such as Singapore their existed no major anti-colonial movement and the Colonial government was insulated from political pressure because many residents and immigrants from China appreciated the commercial opportunities that Hong Kong had to offer

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    The Benefits of Responsible Human Cloning

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    The Benefits of Responsible Human Cloning On an unremarkable afternoon in July of 1996, in an unremarkable shed in Scotland, a lamb was born. This lamb was to spark a controversy that would be one of the defining arguments of this era. This lamb, simply named "Dolly" (after Dolly Parton in reference to the mammary cell used as the donor), was the first clone to be born using specialized cells from an adult mammal. The fact that the lamb was cloned from these specialized cells - such as muscle

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    Offshore Outsourcing: Good or Evil?

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    Economic experts have noticed a trend in certain industries in recent years – there is an increasing number of businesses hiring workers in foreign lands, especially India and other Asian nations, to perform work that has traditionally been done by Americans. This trend had been particularly noticeable in the field of information technology, where most analysts believe salaries have been negatively impacted by this practice, known as “offshoring” (“Offshoring Eats”). Since information technology

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    Muslims

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    Muhammad in the A.D. 600's. Muslim is an Arabic word that means one who submits (to God). There are about one billion Muslims throughout the world today. They form the majority of the population in the Middle East, North Africa and the southeast Asian nations such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Pakistan. There are three to six million Muslims in the United States. A Muslim's chief duties are prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage. Muslims pray five times a daily: at dawn, at noon

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    ASEAN is the regional community established in 1967. The ASEAN’s vision to establish one community under the integration plan which was initiated in 2000 at ASEAN leader summit launched the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI). The IAI work plans is to implement the blueprint for the integration of the community, which established the integration of the three communities; the ASEAN Political-Security Community, the ASEAN Economic Community, and ASEAN Socio-Cultural community. The ASEAN Economic

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    Introduction Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the premier regional groups in Southeast Asia. It made widely credited for major contributions to Southeast Asia for the better, nice, stable and prosperous than might otherwise be the incident. ASEAN has also played an important role as promoters of regional cooperation that has wider to provide a forum for the countries of Southeast Asia, the major powers and other countries who are interested to discuss and coordinate approaches to

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    Australia/Asian relations to illustrate these ideas. In order to apply these ideas to Australian and Asian relations, we must first establish how we some have come to realise that “no one today is purely one thing”, as opposed to years gone by. As Said (1978) and others have shown, Europe, from which Australia’s culture originates, has traditionally viewed Asia and Asians with contempt and inferiority, and “one of its deepest and most reoccurring images of Other” (Said 1978, p.1). Asians have been

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    Filipino Americas

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    increase of people migrating from Asian countries; “they make up 3.6 percent of the U.S. population, a 199 percent increase from 1980 when they constituted only 1.5 percent of the population” (Ng). Like other immigrants, Asians come here in order to seek a better life and experience civil liberties. According to statistics, “Filipino Americans today make up the second largest Asian Pacific American (APA) group in the country” (Aquino). Filipinos alongside other Asians have experienced and overcome racism

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    Collge Admissions? One of the first questions that people ask me is “What country are you from?” I originally took this comment as an insult, but then saw that this comment came from the ignorance of people in my community who had seen very few Asians. Realizing that my peers were just curious about who I was lightened my tone and I began to laugh every time I got that question. For me it was hilarious that I could be mistaken from really being from another country. I am half Chinese and half

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    business in asia

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    GDP above that of the leading nations of Western Europe. Singapore is located in the South-eastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia. Because of this strategic location, Singapore has been known as a trading center almost continuously since the 7th Century, when it was a Sumatran seaport called Temasek. Singapore has probably gone through more changes in the last 30 years than any other country in the world. Family life is particularly important to Asians. The socialization of children

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    An Asian Nuclear Cooperation Regime

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    An Asian Nuclear Cooperation Regime I. Introduction Nuclear cooperation regimes have long been considered as confidence-building measures designed to reduce tensions arising from the uncertainty of nations’ nuclear energy programs. The first such regime was EURATOM, which emerged in Europe as a separate system of safeguards and transparency measures for European states. This regime was consistent with the goal of the political unification of the European Economic Community, and might not have

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    Asian

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    Asian Financial Institutions and Markets The Asian financial markets can be compared to the economic philosophy of mercantilism, which is regulated commerce to produce a favorable balance of trade. Governments regulate production techniques to ensure the quality of exports, and in general, subsidize production in their exporting industries. Tariffs can be high on imported manufactured goods and low on imported raw materials. The state exercises much control over economic life in these environments

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    chinese

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    to leave, and factors present at the other end must attract immigrants and pull them to a new place. For the Chinese it was the need to provide for their families that pushed them and the gold and labor that pulled them. The Chinese were the first Asians to immigrate to America. Most Chinese immigrated as sojourners, immigrants who from the beginning intended to return to their homeland. In the mid 1800's many unskilled Chinese began their journey to the West, particularly California, arriving in

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    General Motors' Asian Alliances General Motors, an American-based automotive manufacturer with a large global presence, has long held a large share of the worldwide automotive market. Despite its market position and reputation for quality, the company has recently begun to struggle with new competitors in the Asian Pacific region, which has pushed their needs to develop new manufacturing technologies, as well as to better control costs and quality in its American manufacturing facilities.

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    We Are What We Know

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    the east, just north of the Black Sea. Through out history many Europeans and Asians have invaded Ukraine. They wanted to control its rich farmland and mineral resources. Ukraine has withstood border disputes with other surrounding Slavic countries. Since 1700, the Ukrainians belonged to czarist Russia, and western Ukraine lay in the Austrian Empire. In 1917, czarist Russia fell and Ukrainian tried to set up their own nation. During World War I, Ukraine became the battleground for the Poles who together

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    Malaysian Economic Policy and FDI BACKGROUND AND COUNTRY ATTRACTIVENESS. Malaysia is the second fastest growing economy in the South East Asian region with an average Gross National Product (GNP) growth of eight-plus percent per year in the last seven years. Since independence in 1957, Malaysia has moved from an agriculturally based economy to a more diversified and export oriented one. The Malaysian market is fairly openly oriented, with tariffs only averaging approximately fifteen percent

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