It occupies the eastern four-fifths of the giant Eurasian landmass. Asia is more a geographic term than a homogeneous continent, and the use of the term to describe such a vast area always carries the potential of obscuring the enormous diversity among the regions it encompasses. In addition, the peoples of Asia have established the broadest variety of human adaptation found on any of the continents.
The group has spurred economic integration, signing six free-trade agreements with other regional economies. Decisions are reached through consultation and consensus guided by the principles of noninterference in internal affairs and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. Some experts see this approach to decision-making as a chief drawback for the organization.
Muslims can be found in all mainland countries, but the most significant populations are in southern Thailand and western Burma Arakan. The Cham people of central Vietnam and Cambodia are also Muslim. Islam is the state religion in Malaysia and Brunei. Muslims are a minority in Singapore and the southern Philippines.
The South Asian region is comprised of eight countries, i. There is dearth of literature documenting anesthesia research in this region. The aim of this audit was to look at research productivity in the region by examining the volume and the type of anesthesia publication in five high-index anesthesia journals.
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Buddhism spread to Southeast Asia by the work of Buddhist missionaries from China and India who helped establish the religion in the countries of the region. Although the latter was more dominant in the past, the former is currently gathering a greater number of followers. Located in the Indochinese peninsula, Thailand is home to a population of 69 million people living in an area ofsquare km.
Asia is the largest continent in the world in terms of both land area and population. It covers around 17 million square miles and is home to over four billion individuals. Asia is divided into 48 countriesthree of them trans-continental.
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Jump to navigation. In NovemberI found myself at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai—one of a tiny handful of Americans attending a forum, sponsored by prominent Indian and Chinese business organizations, on Asian financial integration. There is something a bit unsettling about being nearly the only American at a discussion of financial order held not on the Potomac, East, Hudson, or Thames, but near the banks of the Mithi River. And surely there is something deeply symbolic about a forlorn group of Americans listening to power brokers from China, India, Japan, and elsewhere discuss how to remake the financial order on a pan-Asian basis.