December 25, 2012

Northeast Asia in Turbulence

Korea Times, Korea Times

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Three Northeast Asian countries account for nearly 20 percent of the global economy in terms of gross domestic product with a combined population of about 1.6 billion. With China’s clout getting bigger in recent years, more attention is being paid to this region.

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