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REDEFINING US-ASEAN TIES
AMIDST THE RISE OF CHINA
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AseanAffairs Magazine
March - April 2010
CONTENT
 • ASEAN EDUCATION
• ASEAN MONEY
   • ASEAN TRAVELLER
INSIDE OUT
 • OPINION
• SPOTLIGHT  AUSTRIA
• SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING

The United States is facing daunting prospects in the Asia-Pacific region, a huge market for US goods, while China’s influence is growing as it makes rapid trade inroads in the region. The implications for the US and its need to redefine its ties with Asean are explored in our exclusive interviews with Ernest Z. Bower, Senior Adviser & Director - Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Founding Partner, Brooks Bower Asia LLC and former President of the US-Asean Business Council, and Demetrios Marantis, Deputy United States Trade Representative for Asia.

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72 Asean Tech

THE FUTURE OF NETWORKS
AND THE INTERNET

Having provided an outlook on cloud computing and digital / IP TV in Asean, Ralf Hundertmark delves into those ongoing developments which need considerable amounts of bandwidth, a lot higher than what can be envisioned.

48 Asean Traveller

 FROM THE COASTAL RESORT…
TO THE HILLTOP HIDEAWAY

Vietnam is a country of many facets: driving from the balmy coast you can find yourself in the cool of the mountains in three hours. Take a virtual tour of Nha Rang on the southeast coast and see the contrast by visiting the historic refuge of Dalat. 
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74 Asean Marketing
IS THE GLOBAL SERVICE ECONOMY
GOOD FOR ASIA?

Macro Trends and their Implications Services have become the main driver of economic growth hand in hand with the rapid development of Asia’s economies. The proportion of services in total employment in Asia’s most advanced economies is reaching levels similar to those of the US and Europe, notes Dr. Jochen Wirtz. 
52 Opinion
The “NOT SO” Great Society
The eradication of poverty and the end of racial injustice embodied the noble causes espoused by Lyndon B. Johnson that ushered in The Great Society. The questions of who would protect and who would provide were details obscured by a vision of a Utopia that promised everyone their cut of the spacious skies, the amber waves of grain, the purple mountain majesties, and the fruited plains, writes the Anonymous American. 
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78 Asean Education

THE BOTTOM OF THE PYRAMID
In most developing countries, responsibility for providing education has resided with the central government. Rohit Bajoria writes how a growing number of countries throughout the world, including those in Asia, are transfering this responsibility away from the government. 
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66 Spritually Speaking
Is The God of the Bible and The Koran One and The Same?
Second in the series of articles written by Dr. Fikre Tolossa, an Ethiopian poet-playwright, educator and movie-maker who explores the track that is less beaten. 
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80 Featured Companies
Radisson Hotel Bangkok Sathorn
A leading upscale, full-service brand managed by Carlson
Hotels Worldwide – Asia Pacific.

German Technical Cooperation – GTZ
Established by the German Government in 1975, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH is a non-profit cooperation enterprise for sustainable development.

 

84 Asean in Figures

85 Asean Events

86 Asean Bazaar

68 Asean Auto
FTAs Driving Thailand’s Car Market Rebound
Along with the recovery in both domestic and export markets, the top-4 automotive markets in Southeast Asia (Asean), are all back on growth as the region has now been the focus of major car manufacturers.

Leading the pack is Thailand, which is reaping the benefits of free trade deals Asean has set up.

 

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