Oct 18, 2013 · Can Japan defend the Senkaku Islands? 19 October 2013. Author: Aurelia George Mulgan, [email protected] In the face of increasing Chinese incursions into its territorial waters and airspace over the past year, the defence of offshore islands in Japan's southwest has become a pressing issue for both Japanese maritime policing and security policy.
Background: Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. It consists of five major islands and about 30 smaller groups. The archipelago is on a crossroad between two oceans, the Pacific and the Indian, and bridges two continents, Asia and Australia/Oceania.
This map shows Human Development Index (HDI) for 169 countries in the World. Update for 2011 What is Human Development Index? The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living for
The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by Chinaâ€™s growing assertiveness, have fueled concerns over armed conflict and raised questions about Washingtonâ€™s security commitments in its strategic ...
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Position Paper of the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Matter of Jurisdiction in the South China Sea Arbitration Initiated by the Republic of the Philippines
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AQUASTAT does not have a wastewater section per se in the country profiles and not for all countries information on wastewater is available. If information is available, it can be found in either the "Water resources" or the "Water use" section of the profile.
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Geology. Polynesia is characterized by a small amount of land spread over a very large portion of the mid and southern Pacific Ocean.Most Polynesian islands and archipelagos, including the Hawaiian Islands and Samoa, are composed of volcanic islands built by hotspots.
Many people remember islands, land masses, and countries in alternate locations. Some of those memories are startlingly similar. I discussed this in two previous articles.
Terminal Handling Charges (THC) are the charges collected by Terminal authorities at each Port for handling equipment in relation to loading and discharging of containers.
This fourth edition of Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific presents a set of key indicators of health status, the determinants of health, health care resources and utilisation, health care expenditure and financing and health care quality across 27 Asia-Pacific countries and economies.
Jul 05, 2014 · The new Australia-Japan relationship 6 July 2014. Author: Shiro Armstrong, ANU. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Australia this week comes at a key time for the Australia–Japan relationship.
The name "Maldives" may derive from the Malayalam words maala (garland) and dweepu (island) or the Tamil maalai (garland / evening) and theevu (island), or මාල දිවයින (Maala Divaina, "Necklace Islands") in Sinhala.
Itinerary planning is a complex beast that is highly dependent on your likes and dislikes but here's how I go through the process of picking destinations. In this article, you'll find some of my travel routes through Southeast Asia.
Super-Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the eastern Philippines on 7 November 2013 as the strongest tropical cyclone of the year. Just before making landfall its maximum sustained winds were 314 kph/195 mph, with gusts up to 379 kph/235 mph. PAGASA, the Philippines weather organization noted that Hiayan's maximum sustained winds at landfall were near ...
The American Empire . By Wade Frazier. Revised July 2014 . Purpose and Disclaimer. Timeline. Introduction. The New World Before "Discovery," and the First Contacts
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