Category: Asia

Taiwan Population Graph

Taiwan 2001

Yearbook 2001 Taiwan. Taiwan’s stubborn relationship with China, as before, had its mark on the country’s international relations. Politically, the two arch enemies were on a collision course, but economically one was approaching. The...

Syria Population Graph

Syria 2001

Yearbook 2001 Syria. Thirteen of the country’s leading regime critics were arrested in August and September accused of trying in various ways to counter the country’s leadership. Among those arrested were Mamun al-Humsi and...

Sri Lanka Population Graph

Sri Lanka 2001

Yearbook 2001 Sri Lanka. The 18-year war between the army and the guerrilla Tamil Eelam’s liberation tigers, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), continued without significant changes to the front lines. Norwegian mediation attempts...

South Korea Population Graph

South Korea 2001

Yearbook 2001 South Korea. The approach to North Korea encountered obstacles. During President Kim Dae Jung’s visit to the United States in March, US President George W. Bush made it clear that the US...

Singapore Population Graph

Singapore 2001

Yearbook 2001 Singapore. Politically, this year was dominated by the weak opposition’s attempt to break the ruling party’s PAP power holdings and the effective, often criticized, methods of the government to respond to these....

Saudi Arabia Population Graph

Saudi Arabia 2001

Yearbook 2001 Saudi Arabia. Two weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States, Saudi Arabia severed its diplomatic ties with the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and gave the United States full...

Qatar Population Graph

Qatar 2001

Yearbook 2001 Qatar. Qatar’s border dispute with Bahrain was resolved on March 16, when the International Court of Justice in The Hague granted Qatar sovereignty over the city of az-Zubara and a land strip...

Philippines Population Graph

Philippines 2001

Yearbook 2001 Philippines. When a barely-majority of the Senate voted in January against the corruption-accused President Joseph Estrada to face trial, this led to mass protests in the capital. The demonstration trains gathered above...

Pakistan Population Graph

Pakistan 2001

Yearbook 2001 Pakistan. Local elections were held in rounds throughout the country. The political parties were not allowed to participate, but the candidates formally represented themselves only. Demonstrations for the demand for a return...

Oman Population Graph

Oman 2001

Yearbook 2001 Oman. In early October, 23,000 British soldiers and 24 British warships gathered in Oman for military exercises together with Omani forces. The drills were planned even before the terrorist attacks in the...