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How China’s Approved Destination Status Policy Spurs and Hinders Chinese Travel Abroad

By the end of this decade, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) forecasts that the People’s Republic of China (hereafter referred to as China) will be sending 100 million tourists abroad each year. By then, China is expected to be the world’s largest tourist-generating country. How is that possible? Before 1978, China was pretty much closed to the outside world. Few Chinese citizens were allowed to travel to other countries. Those who did were either businessmen, government officials, or s...

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The Japanese Economy in US Eyes: From Model to Lesson

Japan’s meteoric rise from the ashes of World War II has been described by many as an economic miracle. Between 1960 and 1985, real income per person in Japan grew three times as fast as in the U.S. Remarkably, with few natural resources of its own, the Japanese economy became second in size only to the United States without creating serious inequality of income and wealth among its citizens. Indeed, of all industrialized countries, Japan has the most equal distribution of income. Many of u...

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U.S.-Japan Relations, The View From Both Sides of the Pacific

Part III: Introduction to International Trade: with a focus on U.S.-Japan Economic Relations SPICE, INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES LITTLEFIELD CENTER, ROOM 14 STANFORD UNIVERSITY 300 LAUSEN STREET STANFORD, CA 94305-5013 Reviewed by James Mak What should 10th to 12th graders know about international trade? The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) has developed a nice package of five lessons on international trade with a focus on U.S.-Japan economic r...

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