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Asian Survey. 2020; 60141–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.41
Published: 01 February 2020
... on one sector of the economy and urged the government to foster manufacturing and eco- tourism, among other enterprises. They pointed out that the emphasis on mining undermined efforts to diversify the economy. Despite these difficul- ties, in 2018 GDP growth rebounded to 6.8%, due to export of...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601204–206 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.204
Published: 01 February 2020
... on inland waterways, health, agriculture, tourism, and public administration. July 2019 saw the first waterway consignment of stone aggregates shipped from Bhutan to Bangladesh. Lotay Tshering attended the two-day European Development Day in June as a guest of European Commission President Jean...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60169–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.69
Published: 01 February 2020
... in 2018, and tourism boomed, with hundreds of thousands of Chinese visitors thought to be streaming across the border by year s end.15 Belying these positive trends, when Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a three-day visit to Pyongyang in September, he was not given an audience with Kim Jong Un...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60193–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.93
Published: 01 February 2020
... phones, computers, and electronics. Exports of textiles and apparel approached US$ 39 billion in 2019, a billion less than the target, but 7.5% more than in 2018. Tourism, now Vietnam s leading services export, contributes an estimated 8% of GDP2; annual foreign and domestic tourist trips to and within...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60147–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.47
Published: 01 February 2020
... reform known as Abenomics. But actual growth has not matched government expectations, and the US China trade war caused a slump in Japan s exports which could imperil continued prosperity. In addition, the diplomatic dispute with South Korea put a dent in a major source of tourism revenue. A ray of good...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601125–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.125
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; 601196–203 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.196
Published: 01 February 2020
... the end of the fiscal year on wasteful activities like hurriedly paving the roads, which the monsoon rain soon sweeps away. The government could save millions in fuel, vehicle life and repair, and time by repairing the pothole-filled roads and highways in time. Tourism Year 2020 is another example of...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 5961044–1069 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.6.1044
Published: 01 December 2019
... & tourism 7.8 46.1 53.9 0.3 IV. Multi-sector aid 341.1 616.5 675.1 1,632.7 8.1 environment protection, etc. 38.4 35.3 231.1 304.8 1.5 Urban/rural development 302.7 581.2 443.9 1,327.8 6.6 V. Commodity aid and others 156.1 998.1 1,154.2 5.7 food aid 73.2 73.2 0.4 VI. Debt relief 19.1 19.1 0.1 VII...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 581138–141 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.138
Published: 01 February 2018
... on Bhutan’s border highlighted the kingdom’s strategic regional position. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 monarchy democracy planning happiness tourism border THIERRY MATHOU Bhutan in 2017 Preparing a New Cycle ABSTRACT Bhutan s agenda in 2017 was dominated...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 595795–821 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.5.795
Published: 01 October 2019
..., including services, tourism, and retail sales. They permit people to reside on site, and provide a much broader set of incentives and benefits than EPZs. Specialized zone Designed for sector-specific activities, these include science/technology parks, petrochemical zones, pharmaceutical zones, textile parks...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 595870–888 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.5.870
Published: 01 October 2019
... to make concerted efforts to develop Guizhou s red tourism (hongse lu¨you travel to sites significant in CCP history),48 and after he paid a visit to the rock, the Party press leapt on the story. Guizhou was portrayed as one of the CCP s key bases during the revolutionary period, and the...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 594673–692 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.4.673
Published: 01 August 2019
... stay in Korea permanently. While Korea is a popular destination for tourism and study abroad, especially among Southeast Asians, many skilled foreign workers confess discomfort with the prospect of migrating to Korea. They point to the rigid and hierarchical primary education system, persistent...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 593407–428 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.3.407
Published: 01 June 2019
... cooperation and investment in addition to the four primary 16. CPEC: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Expansion and Reconstruction of Existing Line ML-1, , accessed June 24, 2018. REHMAN / PERILS OF OVERDEPENDENCE ON CHINA S BRI 415 sectors. Agriculture, tourism, and...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 593573–594 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.3.573
Published: 01 June 2019
.... While the pre-1965 students of Mandarin were exclusively Chinese, now many are natives (pri- bumi). Mandarin proficiency is attractive in the job market because it fetches higher wages in Indonesia, especially with the growing commercial demand in areas like education, business, translation, and tourism...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 57156–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.56
Published: 01 February 2017
... the University of California 2017 monarchy Buddhism decentralization tourism environment THIERRY MATHOU Bhutan in 2016 A New Era Is Born ABSTRACT Celebrated nationwide as a symbol of change in continuity, the birth of the future king gave confidence to Bhutan, which continued its path...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 592246–271 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.2.246
Published: 01 April 2019
... director of the NSP office, stressed that, unlike the efforts of previous governments, the NSP would also develop more compre- hensive and mutually beneficial relations between Taiwan and ASEAN, including tourism, education, and cultural exchanges.47 The policy would figure 3. Outward Investment (US...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 591204–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.204
Published: 01 February 2019
... President Halimah Yacob in May. In October, the sultan made a state visit to Jordan, where a number of agreements on defense, tourism, and infra- structure were signed. Relations with the United States have been of paramount importance to Brunei since 1984, as the sultanate sees the US as an implicit...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 591170–176 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.170
Published: 01 February 2019
... military ties, social links (including tourism, student exchange, and a growing Chinese diaspora in Cambodia), and information links are also deepening. Beijing significantly stepped up aid and training for the Cambodian military, and the militaries of the two counties now regularly carry out joint...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 591140–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.140
Published: 01 February 2019
... Vietnam s Recent Economic Developments, 2018, Washington, DC. 142 ASIAN SURVEY 59:1 tourism sector. Growth in exports included a US$ 4 billion increase in exports of phones and accessories, and the same in textiles and garments, and a nearly US$ 3.8 billion increase in machinery, equipment, and spare...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 591177–184 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.177
Published: 01 February 2019
... standards of living for the impoverished majority, many of whom are landless. Foreign tourism has helped, but tourist numbers increased less than 1% in 2018, far below the 7% rise in 2017. Western tourists largely avoided Myanmar due to the instability in Rakhine State. To boost tourist arrivals, in...