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Issue 6 • Date June 1991

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  • East Asia's power crescent

    Page(s): 26 - 29
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    The economic and technological advances of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore are examined, focusing on how these advances have been achieved, how they have affected these countries and their Asian neighbors, and how they might further reconfigure the region's economic and technological profiles. The economic and technological status of three other nations, which are trailing behind but are alluring enough to industries and investors to have reached development's first rung, is briefly discussed. The problems posed by the poverty and political instability of the region, as well as by regional rivalries, are considered. Predictions for the future of the region are offered.<> View full abstract»

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  • Poised for technological leadership

    Page(s): 30 - 42
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    Technological advances in the East Asian nations of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore are surveyed, focusing on how they are striving to adjust their strategies to a changing market and looking to new technologies to give them competitive edges. In addition to consumer electronics, microelectronics, and computers, where they already have an established lead, the areas of automotive electronics, manufacturing automation, telecommunications, aerospace and military, medical electronics, power and energy, and transportation are examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • Formula for competitiveness (electronics)

    Page(s): 49 - 62
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    Approaches taken by the countries of Asia's Pacific rim to competing successfully in the electronics marketplace are examined. Key elements are strong government support, national technical objectives, dynamic science and technology centers, and robust educational institutions. National teamwork in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore is discussed. The activities of Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), which is well known for its role in shaping the country's business environment, and its clones are described. The explosion of science parks and research centers throughout Asia is discussed. The East Asia approach to education is considered, focusing on science and technology.<> View full abstract»

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