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.TAGGED: Park Geun-hye
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|East Asia is in flux: Japan elected a new, more nationalist prime minister over the weekend. China's new leadership is settling in, as is North Korea's hereditary Stalinist dictator. And South Korea may elect its first woman... more ››|
|Nor does Asia have an existing model state. In interviews I have conducted in Asia over the past decade, China, Japan, and Singapore are often cited as possible models for emulation, but each presents its own problems. China has... more ››|
|South Korea this week elected its first female president, Park Geun-hye, in a free and fair vote, while North Korea celebrated the one-year anniversary of the repressive reign of dictator Kim Jong-un.
Talk about a stark — and... more ››|
|PARK GEUN-HYE, who was elected yesterday to be South Korea’s first female president, will also become the first elected female leader anywhere in the Confucian civilization, which consists of China, Japan, North and... more ››|