Technology reduces developing countries’ comparative advantage in traditionally labor-intensive manufacturing (and other) activities, and decreases their gains from trade.
Japan is digging in deeper in support of Myanmar and Cambodia even as the U.S. and Europe ramp up criticism of human rights violations, choosing to preserve its influence in the region by playing an alternative to China’s economic might.
As one of the countries hardest hit by climate change, Vietnam has been actively performing international commitments and exerting efforts to ease its impacts, on official has said.
China has also dammed and now controls the flow of the Mekong River; complaints about the Mekong have been muffled, partially because China has little to fear from these smaller countries.
Vietnam highlighted the need for Japan’s help in building houses for manual laborers and the poor; large-scale urban planning; applying new technologies and materials for construction projects.
The Lower Seasan 2 dam threatens to drastically reduce Cambodian fish stocks, which will undermine food security, particularly among the rural poor.
A visualization of recent UN World Tourism Organization data, Thailand outranks every other nation in Asia when it comes to tourism spend.
An estimated 3 million Cambodians owe money to banks and MFIs, with estimates suggesting eight out of ten Cambodians are in debt.
Port shows 1.3 million tons of scrap were imported in the first nine months this year, an eye-popping 402 percent increase in volume, year-on-year.