Pacific Rim


Pacific Rim

The Pacific Rim refers to the countries and cities located around the edge of the Pacific Ocean. There are many economic centers around the Pacific Rim, such as Auckland, Busan, Brisbane, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Lima, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Panama City, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Santiago, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Vancouver, and Yokohama. Honolulu is the headquarters of various intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations of the Pacific Rim including the East-West Center and the Institute of Asian Research. In addition, the RIMPAC exercise is coordinated by United States Pacific Command which is headquartered in Honolulu.

The region has great diversity — with the economic dynamism of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore; the technological expertise of Japan, Korea and the western United States; the natural resources of Australia, Colombia, Canada, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the Russian Far East and the United States; the human resources of China and Indonesia; the agricultural productivity of Australia, Chile, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United States among others.

List of countries on the Pacific Rim

This is a list of countries that are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean. [Cite web |url=http://geography.about.com/library/misc/blpacificrim.htm|title=Countries of the Pacific Rim|publisher=About.com|accessdate=2008-06-05]

* Australia
* Brunei
* Cambodia
* Canada
* Chile
* China
* Colombia
* Costa Rica
* Ecuador
* El Salvador
* Fiji
* Guatemala
* Honduras
* Indonesia
* Japan
* Malaysia
* Marshall Islands
* Mexico
* Micronesia
* Nauru
* New Zealand
* Nicaragua
* North Korea
* Palau
* Panama
* Papua New Guinea
* Peru
* Philippines
* Russia
* Samoa
* Singapore
* Solomon Islands
* South Korea
* Taiwan
* Thailand
* Timor-Leste
* Tonga
* Tuvalu
* United States
* Vanuatu
* Vietnam

Bibliography

*Clausen, A. W. "The Pacific Asian Countries: A Force For Growth in the Global Economy". Los Angeles: World Affairs Council, 1984. ED 244 852.
*Cleveland, Harlan. "The Future of the Pacific Basin: A Keynote Address". New Zealand: Conference on New Zealand's Prospects in the Pacific Region, 1983.
*Gibney, Frank B., Ed. "Whole Pacific Catalog". Los Angeles, CA: 1981.
*"The Pacific Basin Alliances, Trade and Bases." GREAT DECISIONS 1987. New York: Foreign Policy Association, 1987. ED 283 743.
*Rogers, Theodore S., and Robert L. Snakenber. "Language Studies in the Schools: A Pacific Prospect." EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 21 (1982): 12-15.
*Wedemeyer, Dan J., and Anthony J. Pennings, Eds. "Telecommunications--Asia, Americas, Pacific: PTC 86. "Evolution of the Digital Pacific." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Telecommunications Council: Honolulu, Hawaii, 1986. ED 272 147.
*West, Philip, and Thomas Jackson. "The Pacific Rim and the Bottom Line". Bloomington, Indiana, 1987.

References

External links

* [http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-929/rim.htm Teaching about the Pacific Rim]
* Institute of Asian Research : http://www.iar.ubc.ca


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