Though a serious bird flu spread Vietnam, 2004 could still be considered as a year of stability, when it enjoyed stability in politics, fast and sustainable growth in economy and took positive steps in foreign relations. In the light of the its present situation of development, Vietnam will still deepen its reform, enforce its opening up to the outside world and its economic growth rate is expected to be higher than that of last year.
2004 is one of the most important years in Cambodian history. In politics, Sihanouk abdicated from the throne and passed it to the new king so that the system of constitutional monarchy changed substantially. In economy, it met new opportunities and faced new challenges after entering the WTO. In foreign relations, its prime minister, Hun Sen, visited China three times, bringing the relationship of the two countries into their best period. Furthermore, its relations with the US also improved.
In 2004, Myanmar‘s situation can be described as “domestic disturbance and foreign pressure”, in which its military government continues to keep quite stable in its domestic affairs, yet it still faces even greater pressures beth at home and abroad. Therefore, analysts are not optimistic for its prospect.
2004 was an election year for Indonesia, in which the political situation changed dramatically and the political parties reshuffled in the new parliament. Susilo Bambang, a new president directly elected by the vote of the citizenry, formed his “unity cabinet” and a power government began to develop. The government made great efforts on the re - construction and its economy began to turn better. However, terrorist attacks still frequented its territory. When the devastating tsunami flooded the area and made great loss to the country, the international community extended a helping hand to provide aid to its people.
The article analyses the security situation of Southeast Asian Region in 2004 from the following aspects, which are antiterrorist situation and cooperation, joint military maneuver, military modernization and the internal turbulence in the area and together with an outlook of the security situation there in 2005.
Singapore is a country which practices the system of harsh laws and severe punishments. Although there is no official “Law on News”, many laws related to mass media and their enforcement reflect the severity over its control. This essay arranges the laws and the articles from both political and moral angles to find out the three obvious characters of the mass media control in Singapore, which are the detailed previsions of the laws, the power flexibility of the law executors, and the close coordination of economic methods. Therefore, Singapore‘s practice is of current significance for China in the new information circumstance.
The Chinese people generally believe in the totem of dragon whereas the Lao people always take “Naga” - a kind of dragon - like mystery, as their icon. In the Lao society, “Naga” can be found everywhere, even in their mind. It deeply influences the national mentality and their behaviors and constitutes a special kind of traditional Lao culture, which combines their religions and customs. This paper elaborates and discusses the origin, development and symbolization of “Naga” and also expounds the characteristics and essence of this belief to clarify our understanding about their traditional culture.
During the mid - 1950s, both the US and the Soviet Union changed their political leaders and adjusted their foreign policies. Along with China‘s pursuit of peaceful foreign policy, the relationship between the West and the East was eased up for the first time after World War Ⅱ . As a result, the change in the international situation had great effect on Vietnum and in that period, the US interfered with the affairs in Indochina by means of politics and economy rather than military affairs, and Vietnam adopted a peaceful way to struggle for the national reunification. By the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s,the situation of the Cold War was relatively tensed, and the US launched the arms intrusion into Vietnam. Both China and the Soviet Union supported the Vietnamese people to take up arms to resist the US.
In the early period of the Pacific War, the British colonists in the Far East Asia were driven out of Burma. In order to return to Burma after the war, the British government was unwilling to express its attitude toward Burmese future. Although studies and plans had been done on Burmese development after the war within the British Conservative Party, yet they were all denied by Churchill, who later had to work out an explicit policy towards Burma after the counter attack against the Japanese fascists began. Britain worked out a white book, which reflected its dilemma. On the one hand, its government was unwilling to retreat from Burma and on the other, it could not find a better way to control Burma. So this paper argues that the above reasons are the essential cause for Burma to seek independence from the British Commonwealth.
With positivist analysis of the intra - industrial trade between China and ASEAN, the paper finds out that the division of labor in this field is intensified and the ratio of their bilateral trade is increasing, especially in the fields of capital intensified and technology - intensified models, which further develop with that of the Asian level. The fast economic growth is largely due to the direct investment of transnational corporations in the region.
China - ASEAN Exposition is a rare grand gathering, which should be understood as not only an opportunity but also a challenge and more of a test. Based on the Central Government‘s diplomatic strategies of “Good, Peaceful and Prosperous Neighbors” and “Being a Good Partner and Neighbor with our Neighbors”, the issue of developing software strength has been raised. According to the proposal, first , a power like China should have an open mind of “seeking common ground while reserving differences”, then, the governments at different levels should have relative capability of diplomacy and uniting all walks of life and finally the diversity of cultures in Southeast Asia should be fully understood and jobs should be done well to clear the possible non - tariff trade barriers.
The first China - ASEAN Exposition was successfully held in Nanning of Guangxi on the 3 - 6 of November of 2004. This essay relies mainly on the statistics of the bilateral trade volume between China and ASEAN from 1999 to 2002 to analyze the total volume of the bilateral trade closely connected with freight transportation, the trend of the trade growth and the trade structure. Then it combines them with their characteristics of transportation methods to subdivide international freight transportation and to predict its scale and trend, thus offering the market with a strong basis for relevant strategic policy.
This paper first introduces the status quo of the construction of the ASEAN information resources and databases in the Web at home and abroad and then analyzes the trend of the demand for the information in the construction of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area and finally deals with the main problems that might arise and their solutions.
ASEAN countries play an important role in China‘s international travel and Sichuan, which is rich in tourism resources, is also an important province in West China. The paper tries to take a first probe into ways to enforce the tourism coopecation with ASEAN to realize the “win - win” principle against the background of West China Development.
Russia‘s special geographical environment, and unique traces of historical development have contributed to the forming of its unique political culture and has so far deeply influenced its people‘ s viewpoints of life philosophy and social values as well as producing a lasting effect on the making and carrying out of its foreign policies.