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Asia dealt with incredible quick momentum of activity in just 30 years. Shenzhen going from a small fishing village to a megalopolis of 10 million is the epitome of this phenomenon. Between 1990 to 1995 Shenzhen increased population 300% 1.2 million to 4.4 million people. Where are these people coming from? Shanghai didn't have a Pudong skyscraper district just some decades ago, and then the entire area profile rated with mass urban planning architecture projects right away. Singapore asserted ultra successful separation from Malaysia, and solidifying this position. Vietnam became more capitalistic, less extreme communist. Taiwan having accomplished independent sovereignty already in the same time frame.

What on South Korea, Japan, and Malaysia especially?

Explain these astronomical changes anywhere in Asia with anecdotal stories, and stay extra specific with what you have encountered on topic. Maybe there is tons of stores opening recently, or a drastic alteration in the demographic, or an innovative mall opening that wasn't there just 1 year ago, and definitely thousands of buildings starting up not existing there before.
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My god. It's midterms all over again.
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They used to live outside the big citiez in small villages in the past and now almost everyone in Asia have moved to the big citys since there's jobs over there
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I'm still jealous. Dem Asian Countries be outpacing my home Asian country.

No one is itching to speak Khmer or various other languages spoken in such a region. SMH.


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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I'm still jealous. Dem Asian Countries be outpacing my home Asian country.

No one is itching to speak Khmer or various other languages spoken in such a region. SMH.




Are you in Cambodia?
Posted 10/25/15

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I'm still jealous. Dem Asian Countries be outpacing my home Asian country.

No one is itching to speak Khmer or various other languages spoken in such a region. SMH.




Are you in Cambodia?


Both Cambodian and Vietnamese, with a hint of Chinese. I mean, we're getting there, but it's so sloooooooooooooooooooooooooow.
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Posted 10/25/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I'm still jealous. Dem Asian Countries be outpacing my home Asian country.

No one is itching to speak Khmer or various other languages spoken in such a region. SMH.




Are you in Cambodia?


Both Cambodian and Vietnamese, with a hint of Chinese. I mean, we're getting there, but it's so sloooooooooooooooooooooooooow.


I think Japan is the best asian country.
Posted 10/25/15

biscuitnote wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


biscuitnote wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I'm still jealous. Dem Asian Countries be outpacing my home Asian country.

No one is itching to speak Khmer or various other languages spoken in such a region. SMH.




Are you in Cambodia?


Both Cambodian and Vietnamese, with a hint of Chinese. I mean, we're getting there, but it's so sloooooooooooooooooooooooooow.


I think Japan is the best asian country.


I do too. People from my region are a bit too dark to be attractive to me. :/ Be careful how you say it though, lest you offend someone.
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I'm from Taiwan and, as far as I know, the only reason people think it's part of China is because China throws its weight around and nobody wants to challenge it. Different money, government, flag, language, etc. Not a big surprise that it's going for blatant land grabs and making Japan feel uncomfortable enough to change its military policy.
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Posted 10/25/15
Meanwhile, Japan's baby boomers will leave an significant drop in population that is already freaking out economists.
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biscuitnote wrote:

Asia dealt with incredible quick momentum of activity in just 30 years. Shenzhen going from a small fishing village to a megalopolis of 10 million is the epitome of this phenomenon. Between 1990 to 1995 Shenzhen increased population 300% 1.2 million to 4.4 million people. Where are these people coming from? Shanghai didn't have a Pudong skyscraper district just some decades ago, and then the entire area profile rated with mass urban planning architecture projects right away. Singapore asserted ultra successful separation from Malaysia, and solidifying this position. Vietnam became more capitalistic, less extreme communist. Taiwan having accomplished independent sovereignty already in the same time frame.

What on South Korea, Japan, and Malaysia especially?

Explain these astronomical changes anywhere in Asia with anecdotal stories, and stay extra specific with what you have encountered on topic. Maybe there is tons of stores opening recently, or a drastic alteration in the demographic, or an innovative mall opening that wasn't there just 1 year ago, and definitely thousands of buildings starting up not existing there before.


I see it like this, if you live in the United States(or even Western Europe) and want to know what the economy will be like in the next ten years, look at where Japan is now. And if you live in China and want to see what the economy will be like in the next ten years, look at the United States.

Asia as a whole is reaching their peak growth and are already suffering demographic problems similar to that of other developed nations (too many old people). India is a possible beacon of hope but there are too many factors against this(ethnic conflicts, corruption, and slow acting reforms).

We're heading into a global scale depression and now there isn't a "china" to grow our way out of it, and maybe the next areas of growth is going to occur in Northern Africa/Middle East, which is why the U.S./ E.U are fighting over their spheres of influence there with China/Russia.
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Posted 10/25/15
So will the Asians or the Middle east take over the world?

Posted 10/25/15
None of them ^
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Hong Kong is a great place to be, if you don't mind the excessively expensive land costs.


https://www.squarefoot.com.hk/transactions/
Prices in HKD, 1 USD = 7.75 HKD

A million USD would get you ~750 square feet in Hong Kong, though it's pretty dependent on location.

The upside is that public transportation is cheap and very accessible.

Also, Octopus Card is kickass
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Most of the Asian countries are becoming more technologically advanced than most of the countries, even the United States. Also, despite having not much baby boomers, at least the teenagers and the young adults can have a chance to travel abroad and learn about the world.
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