Thursday, June 30, 2005

Where are you from?

It's great to see so many cultures, nations and languages are represented and reading this blog. In that vain, let's share with everyone where we are from and what we think is the BEST THING about East Asia.


I'll start: I'm from Denmark and the best thing about East Asia is the region's economic and political development over the past 30 or so years. This has pulled millions of people out of poverty. Something other regions (especially Africa) could learn from.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll continue.

I'm from Thailand. I believe that the geopolitical situation in East Asia is unique for many reasons, perhaps the most obvious one being the amount of ethnic diversity located in Asia. A Billion Indians living across teh border from a Billion Chinese. Where tensions from borders still exist and are real 'hotspots'. See the recent history between India-Pakistan, China-Japan, North and South Korea, ASEAN-Burma, Thailand-Cambodia. Then you have seperatist elements in cases like The phillipines, Indonesia, and to a lesser extend Thailand.
This is in spite of the massive investments and economic prosperity that East Asia has been receiving in the past 30 years or so.

What happens in this region today is almost like history unfolding in front of your very eyes as so many different and diverse ethincities become globalized and borderless that could lead either into an immense renaissance of sorts, or one where the whole system could collapse (like Europe did in the early 1900's) and political commitments, etc. may create a massive War.

Dr. Berham Ercevitz al Halwa