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Success of AEC will be an important premise to bring ASEAN’s status and Vietnam to a new height.
More than 50 years ago, Charlotte Whitton, a feminist and the first female mayor of a major Canadian city, quipped wryly: "Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good." She was addressing a world where women were still considered inferior, where women were more li
The agreement on the creation of an ASEAN Economic Community signed on November 22 in Kuala Lumpur by the leading nations of Southeast Asia finally entered into force with much fanfare on December 31, heralding the “awakening” of what could be defined as a new Asian power bloc. Almost echoing the Eu
Over the past 50 years the economic landscape of Southeast Asia has been transformed by rapid economic growth and demographic transitions. But countries in the region have also been shaped by institutions for regional cooperation. The oldest and best known is the Association of Southeast Asian Natio
A global powerhouse has emerged in the past decade: it’s called ASEAN, or the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. With more than 600 million people, the combined population of ASEAN’s 10 member states makes it the world’s third-largest market. If the region were a single country, it would be the