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Asian Survey (2003) 43 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 February 2003
... whether Taiwan's poorly designed institutions can weather the relentless storms battering the island. ©© Regents of the University of California TAIWAN IN 2002 Another Year of Political Droughts and Typhoons Shelley Rigger Abstract Taiwan s streak of bad luck continued in 2002, as economic and...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 157–164.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Ian Coxhead The 12th party congress showed a preference for stability. Vietnam and the US grew closer over trade and China, but the US election results introduced uncertainty. The Vietnamese economy grew steadily despite drought and global economic weakness. Reform of state firms fell behind...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 146–151.
Published: 01 February 2020
... continuing limitations on free speech. KEYWORDS: Laos, climate change, Mekong, inequality, resources IN 2019, DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE FLOW of the Mekong brought home the reality of climate change for many in Laos. Extended drought, record low water levels, and floods threw into relief the factors that can be...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 125–131.
Published: 01 February 2020
... in real estate and construction was a key engine for growth, abetted by gains in the garment, footwear, and tourism sectors and modest increases in agricultural output following an early-year drought. Economic expansion 3. UNHuman Rights Special Procedures, Cambodia: UN Experts Concerned at...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 213–220.
Published: 01 February 2020
... concerns outlined above, 2018 registered only 1.8% economic growth, reflecting deteriorating investor confidence in the face of the prospective US withdrawal and the uncertain presidential elections. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, export growth has been hampered by drought. According to...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (6): 1111–1135.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in steep decline as the result of a drought, in 2016 there was partial recovery, largely due to the resurgence in opium cultivation and labor opportunities in the brick kilns of Mazar-i-Sharif. In Herat, households were mostly in decline or barely coping, much as in 2002 03, and the ejection of a...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (4): 726–746.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Peace. 730 ASIAN SURVEY 58:4 challenge for Sirisena to achieve rapid growth. Real GDP growth was 5.5% per year between 2002 and 2013, 4.4% in 2016, and only 3.1% in 2017, due to drought.16 Per capita income in 2016 was $ 3,835. Sri Lanka reduced income poverty from 22.7% in 2000 to 6.7% in 2012 13.17...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 120–126.
Published: 01 February 2018
...- ons storage depot, the collapse of a garbage dump, and drought and heavy rains leading to floods and landslides, have also posed real challenges to the government. Sirisena has announced that the government will allocate LKR 5.8 billion (US$ 38 million) next year to fight natural disasters. By the...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 86–99.
Published: 01 February 2018
...: Cambridge University Press, 2014): 4. 90 ASIAN SURVEY 58:1 Saurashtra a peninsular coast off the Arabian Sea where farmers have suf- fered from, among other things, drought and low prices for cotton. The majority of farmers in the region are of the Patel ethnic group, a community that formed a tacit...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 194–198.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... The borrowing also provided some relief to businesses constrained by a lack of foreign exchange. Production at the Ok Tedi gold and copper mine resumed in March (the mine having been shut down in 2015 due to a continuing drought). As against this, LNG operations in the volatile Hela Province were...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 135–141.
Published: 01 February 2017
... 2.1%, all during the same year. The latter may reflect widespread drought due to the El Nin o weather condition. Despite the political noise, the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank raised their forecasts of the country s GDP growth to 6.4% for 2016, although they differed in...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 April 2016
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 123–128.
Published: 01 February 2016
... budget deficit. The impact of lower gas prices has been exacerbated by generally lower commod- ity prices for Papua New Guinea s mining and agricultural exports and by El Nin o related drought and frosts, which have caused severe food shortages, resulting in some deaths, and bushfires in extensive parts...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 168–173.
Published: 01 February 2016
... suffered a lower growth rate (estimated at a mere 2.8%) than predicted, owing to the sharp drop in exports and to the drought, which hurt much of the agricultural sector. Overall, people s purchasing power fell, causing lower private invest- ment. The military junta first tried to address the negative...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 204–209.
Published: 01 February 2016
... the countries most vulnerable to the disastrous effects of climate change. With higher temperatures, increasingly variable precipitation, and sea-level rise, global warming has already spawned intense flooding and drought, with devastating impact on agriculture, a sector that still accounts for...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 108–114.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Straits Times, August 26, 2015. TAN / SINGAPORE IN 2015 113 due to the severity of theElNin o triggered regional drought. Singaporewas one of the countries badly affected by the haze, with a spike in haze-related medical expenses, a general loss of productivity, and other detrimental impacts and...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 129–137.
Published: 01 February 2016
... by land clearing for palm oil plantations, but this year s was much worse due to the drought caused by El Nin o. It 6. Deasy Simandjuntak, Persistent Patronage: Explaining the Popularity of Former Corruption Convicts as Candidates in Indonesia s Regional Elections ISEAS Perspective, no. 55 (2015...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 68–77.
Published: 01 February 2016
... also faced a severe drought that worsened hydroelectricity shortages. Yet agricul- ture appears to have had a bumper crop, largely due to an increase in the private share of agricultural production. The service sector has also grown quickly in the major cities. Large formal markets operate fairly...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 60–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
...) growth in the first half of 2014 remains impressive, at 7.6% in the first quarter and 7.8% in the second. The agricultural sector met with a setback in the first quarter due to drought, but recovered in the second half owing to favorable weather conditions in tea- growing areas. Industry and services...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 February 2015
... threatens its coastal areas with major floods and powerful cyclones. In addition, global warming-induced sea level rise, erratic rainfall, seasonal drought, and excessive soil salinity threaten not only the coastal belts and riverbanks but also production across regions. This has raised the spectre of food...