South East And Central Asia

Jake Magee and Aidan Obanion

Positive Effect of Population Growth in China


Description: This article describes in detail the positive effect of population growth in China. Although a major problem facing China is the possibility of overpopulation in its coastal cities, this article highlights the benefits of China's large population. China's population has helped diversify its economy by straying away from its once very centralized economy and has helped the country integrate its communist economy into a primarily capitalist dominated global economy. Although population growth has some negative effects, this article highlights the positives that China is currently experiencing.

Offshore Outsourcing and the Decline of US Jobs


Description: This article presents the differences between near and offshoring as well as how both of those thing are related to outsourcing. The article describes how some people may argue that outsourcing helps increase business growth as well as growth in other nations economies. However, the article also recognizes that people who have lost their jobs to outsourcing argue that it takes jobs away from American workers and harms those people's livelihood.

Ganges River Pollution


Description: The Ganges River is extremely polluted mostly because of religious beliefs. Many Hindu families dump the ashes of their relatives into the river. There are cremation sites that run 24/7 all around the edge of the Ganges. However, it costs around 110 U.S. dollars to have relatives cremated. That amount is roughly over 15% of the average person's yearly wage. This is why some families dump their deceased straight into the river, which over time causes large amounts of pollution in the river. The pollution of the river has contaminated the water, gotten many people sick if they happen to get in the water and/or drink it, and has killed large amounts of fish population.

The Green Revolution


Description: This article outlines the beginnings of the green revolution and how the movement has evolved over time. When the first higher yielding crops were produced through the Mexico-Rockefeller Foundation, the green revolution began. Through this organization crops were transported to many developing nations who needed crops in order to join the world market as well as feed their people. The green revolution has evolved over the years and has changed its goals as it advances through the years, which of course is outlined in this article.

Cambodia After the Genocide


Description: The Cambodian genocide occurred from April 17th, 1975 to January 6th 1979. Cambodia is a small country located in southeastern Asia. During the Khmer Rouge period in Cambodia, all of the ethnic minorities, religious groups, and social groups suffered the greatest. They were not allowed to speak their native language, practice their religion, and we're separated from each other. After 1.7 million (about a quarter of the population) was killed, the ones most responsible were tried and found guilty of course. For the rest of the population, they were left to recover by themselves with little interference from the outside.