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  Asia - MSN Encarta
Most geographers regard Asia as bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the southwest by the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
On the west, the conventional boundary between Europe and Asia is drawn at the Ural Mountains, continuing south along the Ural River to the Caspian Sea, then west along the Caucasus Mountains to the Black Sea.
Asia is bounded on three sides by oceans: the Arctic to the north, the Pacific to the east, and the Indian to the south.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574726/Asia.html   (1214 words)

 ZNet | Asia | Targeting North Korea
The decision by KEDO drew a sharp response from North Korea.
Although North Korea is beginning to recover from the natural disasters, the situation is still difficult, particularly for the urban population which must devote 75 to 85 percent of its earnings for the purchase of food.
North Korean officials correctly gauged that KEDO had no intention of completing work on the light water reactors, and they resented the expectation that they were obligated to continue adhering to the terms of the Agreed Framework while the other party failed to honor even one provision.
www.zmag.org /content/AsiaWatch/elich_northkorea.cfm   (11096 words)

 North Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
North Asia or Northern Asia is a subregion of Asia.
the region also known as East Asia with or without the inclusion of Russian territory.
consisting of all or part of Russia, namely Asian Siberia; however, by some definitions, not all of Siberia is part of Northern Asia and vice versa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_Asia   (125 words)

 NORTHEAST ASIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
North Korea also uses sales of equipment and technologies to generate hard currency revenues for its depressed economy and as a means of supporting continued research and development for its NBC weapon and missile programs.
North Korea is abiding by its provisions of that agreement.
North Korea is not a member of the MTCR and is not expected to join, at least for the immediate future, but is engaged in missile talks with the United States.
www.defenselink.mil /pubs/prolif97/ne_asia.html   (4333 words)

 BBC News | Asia-Pacific | North Korea famine warning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
North Korea has often been accused of exaggerating the crisis to gain increased aid and political concessions.
Ms Bertini says her mission, which went to North Korea to monitor the distribution of food aid, was given access to areas few foreign visitors have ever seen.
Hazel Smith, a Korea analyst from the University of Warwick, told the BBC of the importance of the continuation of aid to North Korea.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/416193.stm   (632 words)

 North Korea's Nuclear Tests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Asia Society, with our unique focus and resources, is specially positioned to bring you analysis and points of view from experts who have lived, worked and studied in a variety of Asian countries.
To the extent that North Korea's nuclear program is newsworthy, it was news in the late 1980s, when a large plutonium reprocessing plant was discovered by satellite imagery, or in the early 1990s, when intelligence analysts began to release estimates that the North Koreans had reprocessed sufficient plutonium to make one or two bombs.
North Korea has followed in the footsteps of the other nuclear weapons states by manufacturing an arsenal of nuclear weapons, and now, as a matter of course, the arsenal is being tested.
www.asiasource.org /news/special_reports/northkorea.cfm   (2831 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | North Korea's missile programme
North Korea first obtained tactical missiles from the Soviet Union, as early as 1969, but its first Scuds reportedly came via Egypt in 1976.
By 1984, North Korea was building its own Scud-Bs and developed two new versions, the Scud-C and Scud-D. It has since developed a medium-range missile, the Nodong, and a long-range missile based on Scud technology, the Taepodong.
North Korea is now believed to be working on modifications to the Taepodong, including the Taepodong-2, which could have a range of up to 6,000km (3,500 miles), and which was first test fired in July 2006.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/2564241.stm   (691 words)

 asia map and map of asia countries landforms rivers and information pages
Asia has three important recognized political divisions: The Middle East, (or West Asia) countries are colored a lighter shade of gray; Southeast Asia (or South Asia) countries are colored a medium shade of gray, and North Asia countries are colored a darker shade of gray.
Significant features of the continent of Asia include the world's tallest mountain, Mt Everest in Nepal (and China), rising to 29,035 ft (8,850m).
Middle East: Countries considered part of the Middle East (or West Asia) are shown in a lighter shade of green, and their names are indicated in red.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/as.htm   (651 words)

 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Asia - Korea, North - Relations with U.S.
North Korea agreed to accept the decisions of KEDO, the financier and supplier of the LWRs, with respect to provision of the reactors.
In late 2002 and early 2003, North Korea terminated the freeze on its existing plutonium-based nuclear facilities, expelled IAEA inspectors and removed seals and monitoring equipment, quit the NPT, and resumed reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel to extract plutonium for weapons purposes.
The North Korean proposal was unacceptable to the United States, which insisted on a multilateral resolution to the issue, and refused to provide benefits or incentives for North Korea to abide by its previous international obligations.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/kn/Korea_North_us_relations_summary.htm   (1587 words)

 Asia Times - North Korea's case for nuclear weapons
These analysts argue that once the US offers North Korea a sizable economic package and a non-aggression pact, Pyongyang will abandon its nuclear program; in fact, according to this argument, it is not in Pyongyang's national interests to develop such weapons, as it would only further alienate neighboring countries as well as the United States.
North Korea is certainly not China; yet if Pyongyang were able to develop a large nuclear arsenal with second-strike capability it would reduce the risk of attack by the United States and other adversaries.
North Korea would have then in effect played two regional powers against each other, giving it time to develop its own country free from outside interference.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Korea/EH22Dg02.html   (1161 words)

 Association for Asia Research- North Korea launched missiles
Christopher Hill, assistant secretary of state, was to travel to North Asia on Wednesday to consult with countries there on the latest series of tests, Snow said.
North Korea is believed to have the capability to produce several nuclear weapons but has never tested one.
The base is the seat of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, and some of its command-and-control operations might be used if the United States attempted to use its ballistic missile interceptors to shoot down a Taepodong-2 test.
www.asianresearch.org /articles/2915.html   (930 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | North Korea's 'creative' history
North Korea's version not only rewrites the war, but also re-interprets facts in an effort to shore up the Pyongyang regime, which continues in power to this day.
For example, it is generally accepted that North Korea started the war by storming across the 38th parallel.
On 27 July 1953, as UN and North Korean delegates signed an armistice to end two years of stalemate, the North Korean political mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun proclaimed a "glorious victory" in the war.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/3096265.stm   (568 words)

 North East Asia: A Region of Vital Concern to the United States
Chairman, members of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, it is a great pleasure to testify today on the subject of North East Asia, a region of vital concern to the United States.
As we have repeatedly made clear to the North, the Six-Party Talks are the best way forward for North Korea to address the concerns of the international community about its nuclear program and to end its international isolation.
North East Asia is vital to the interests of the United States not only in the Asia-Pacific context, but globally.
www.state.gov /p/eap/rls/rm/2005/46827.htm   (3647 words)

 Human Rights Watch: Asia : Democratic People's Republic of Korea
The North Korean law governing the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), a new industrial joint venture between North Korea and South Korean companies, should be amended to ensure adequate protections of basic workers’ rights, Human Rights Watch said in a new briefing paper released today.
Recent decisions by the North Korean government to suspend the operation of the World Food Programme, ban the private sale of grain, and fully reinstate the discredited Public Distribution System could lead to renewed hunger for North Korea’s already poor and destitute people, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
The resolution should urge reforms to North Korea’s penal code, which criminalizes the act of leaving the country without state permission as an act of treason.
www.hrw.org /doc?t=asia&c=nkorea   (1263 words)

 TIME Asia: North Korea - It IS a Crisis
The great gulping sound heard across Asia last week was the fear that just such a scenario could come to pass.
Suddenly the continent seemed that much closer to everyone's worst-case scenario: war in Asia, with nuclear-armed North Korea on one side, Japan and the U.S. on the other, and South Korea perilously trapped in the middle.
For North Asia, that renders irrelevant the debate over who is a bigger threat to the world—Kim Jong Il or far-off Saddam Hussein.
www.time.com /time/asia/covers/501030224/story.html   (809 words)

 Is China Complicit in North Korean Currency Counterfeiting?
North Korea was subsequently named, but China’s role remains shrouded.
The nature of the evidence, especially the ease with which North Korean counterfeiters were able to relocate from Macau to more secure offices inside China, indicates that China gives aid and asylum to North Korean counterfeiting operations as a matter of policy.
If so, there is little hope that North Korea’s criminal activities can be brought to heel until China changes its ways—whether by diplomacy or by litigation of its banks and officials.
www.heritage.org /Research/AsiaandthePacific/wm1046.cfm   (1291 words)

 Association for Asia Research- North Korea's war strategy of massive retaliations against US attacks (Part II)
North Korea's war plan in case of an US attack is total war, not the 'low-intensity limited warfare' or 'regional conflict' talked about among the Western analysts.
For this reason, North Korea's war plan is offensive in nature: North Korea's war plan goes beyond repulsing US attackers and calls for destruction of the United States.
South Korea, too, regards North Korea its main enemy but North Korea does not regard South Korea its main enemy because South Korea is a client state of the United States and has no ability or power to act independent of the US.
www.asianresearch.org /articles/1357.html   (570 words)

 TIME Asia: North Korea - It is a Crisis
At the time, the 1994 agreement was considered a shrewd compromise: the North's nuclear weapons program was supposedly closed down, and IAEA inspectors were stationed round-the-clock to ensure that it remained so.
"North Korea is so worried about its own security that nuclear weapons have really become part of its defense," says Yan Xuetong, a professor of international relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
North Korea is insisting on direct talks with the U.S. It's an old Pyongyang ploy: it wants to be treated as an equal, without sharing prestige with South Korea or Japan.
www.time.com /time/asia/covers/501030224/story2.html   (927 words)

 ABC Around the World - History - North Asia
The early years of the North Asia bureau in Tokyo, from 1966.
In mid 1966 the ABC expanded into North Asia - correspondent Neville Petersen opened a bureau in Tokyo to cover the growing importance of Japan and the trade ties with Australia.
Petersen established the first ABC bureau in North Asia.
www.abc.net.au /aroundtheworld/content/temp_nasia.htm   (452 words)

 Center for International Policy
Staff: CIP's Asia Program is staffed by Director Selig S. Harrison and a Program Intern.
According to Japanese and South Korean officials North Korea may be preparing for a second nuclear test, CIP's Selig S. Harrison and Heritage Foundation's Balbina Hwang debate whether the sanctions will deter North Korea.
North Korea to remove fuel rods from nuclear reactor within 3 months: scholar
ciponline.org /asia/index.htm   (303 words)

 Family Feud - TIME Asia Magazine, Dec. 23, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Increasingly, it is the country with the closest ties to North Korea that could play a key role in dissuading Kim from his nuclear brinkmanship: China.
Today the mainland is North Korea's biggest benefactor, providing an estimated 40% of immediate food needs and 90% of its oil, according to the Heritage Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based research institute.
To China, the greatest fear is of a destabilized North Korea, perhaps leading to what the Bush Administration calls "regime change." A breakdown in the North's government could send a flood of millions of starving North Koreans into China, a situation that can be avoided if Kim remains in control.
time.com /time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501021223-400045,00.html   (1652 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Asia: North Korea: Society and Culture
Asia Times: Pyongyang Watch - Journalist Aidan Foster-Carter writes this commentary on North Korean society, politics and events as a regular column for the Asia Times.
Asia Times - Cracks in North Korean 'Stalinism' - Documents how the major peculiarities of Stalinism are slowly disappearing from North Korea, and how the "Hermit Kingdom" is not as hermetic as the government would like.
Korea Times - Situation Remains Bleak for North Koreans - Describes the increasingly hard times in the country as slowly leading to some reforms, but their effect is difficult to measure.
dmoz.org /Regional/Asia/North_Korea/Society_and_Culture   (535 words)

 North Asia - Regional Information page - NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
North Asia’s economic prosperity and political stability is crucial to New Zealand.
The economies of North Asia are becoming increasingly linked to New Zealand’s economic growth and prosperity.
MFAT produces and maintains information papers for certain countries and territories in the North Asia region.
www.mfat.govt.nz /Foreign-Relations/Asia-North/index.php   (564 words)

 North Korea : Asia : AFSC
Since the program’s inception, AFSC has contributed over $2 million in farming supplies and equipment to the rehabilitation of four large North Korean farms, one in the outskirts of Pyongyang and three in the western coastal plains.
Through these contacts, North Korean representatives have increased their knowledge and understanding of international research developments and cooperative associations of agriculture specialists.
By providing technological and material aid to North Korean farms, AFSC has helped to improve the standard of living, and created opportunities for North Koreans to interact with the world community in a positive way which supports their own values and institutions.
www.afsc.org /asia/nkorea.htm   (564 words)

 South Korea Won't Back Bush on Inspections - iht,asia,Asia Bush North Korea - Asia - Pacific - International Herald ...
North Korea is a primary target of the Proliferation Security Initiative.
In all, leaders of 21 nations and territories are gathered here, and it is unclear whether the summit will produce a unified stand toward North Korea.
As for local Vietnamese, the turnout for Bush as his motorcade moved past storefronts was far more subdued than the enthusiastic reception that greeted President Clinton six years ago.
www.iht.com /articles/ap/2006/11/18/asia/AS_GEN_Asia_Bush_North_Korea.php   (904 words)

(Kitakyushu, Japan: 6 July 2005): North Asia is set to capitalize on its massive potential for low cost airline growth, according to leading Asia Pacific advisory firm, The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation.
The Centre's upbeat expectation for LCC (Low Cost Carrier) development in North Asia comes as the New Kitakyushu Airport, Japan, prepares to host the Second Annual North Asia Low Cost Airline Symposium on August 4-5, 2005.
Momentum in LCC and new airline entry in North Asia is building rapidly, with China's first private carrier, Okay Airways, taking to the skies in March and four other new private entrants recently licensed by the CAAC," added Mr.
www.centreforaviation.com /aviation/Press_Releases_%26_Speeches/Press_Releases/NORTH_ASIA_THE_NEXT_MECCA_FOR_LCC_DEVELOPMENT   (414 words)

 North Asia Country   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
North Asia - Country information - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade...
North Asia nad@mfat.govt.nz Tel: +64 4 439 8422 Fax: +64 4 439 8519 Japan Country Paper- January 2005...
Japan, Korea and China, the three countries of North Asia dealt with here, are all involved in the APEC Asia...
www.explore-asia.info /Explore/north-asia-country.html   (228 words)

 North Asia open-source deal signed - Software - News - ZDNet Asia
The three North Asian countries will meet in Seoul later this month to discuss details of the project, and again in November in Osaka, Japan, for private companies that might be interested in participating in the project, according to other reports.
There is a limit to the role played by the government, and the industry has to continue efforts to promote the project, the spokesman said.
Early this week, Japan news daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that the three North Asian giants were close to signing a deal to co-develop an open-source operating system that will rival Windows.
www.zdnetasia.com /news/software/0,39044164,39149440,00.htm   (551 words)

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