Asia and Oceania

Asia and Oceania - CAHS 5600/6600 Asia and Oceania Asia The...

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Asia and Oceania Asia The largest continent, in terms of size and population Almost one-third of the world’s landmass China and India The world’s two most populous nations, each with more than ?. Oceania Made up of 2 developed island countries Australia & New Zealand
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Four Major Trading Regions Subdivided into the four groups of nations East Asia China, Hong Kong, S Korea, Taiwan, and Japan Southeast Asia ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Asia India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Oceania Australia and New Zealand
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Wealth of each region Oceania Rich East Asia Relatively rich except for China Southeast Asia Relatively poor except for Singapore South Asia Poor
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Japan Fully developed country Japan used to be the first low cost producer of many products, including textiles and apparel, in Asia During the 1970s, as Japan developed and production costs increased, and South Korea took over the position of leading exporters of low-cost apparel. Currency in Japan: Yen
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Newly Industrialized countries In the early 1980s, they supplied 30% of world exports of textile and apparel products Since 1990s Wages began to increase in the big three as the countries developed, making room for production in nations with lower labor costs (eg., China ). South Korea and Taiwan had decreases in apparel
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