The social history of East Asia as a whole

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N. Korean Refugees Insecure In China
By John Pomfret, Washington Post, 19 February 2000. Tens of thousands of undocumented North Korean economic refugees fleeing famine face growing uncertainty about their future in China as China's relationship with the North Korean government thaws.
Salary rises second lowest in the region
By Benedict Rogers, Hong Kong iMail, 11 January 2001. Hong Kong and Japan saw the lowest salary increases in the region last year. The Asia-Pacific region's continued economic recovery led to salary rises in 2000 and predicted increases in 2001. India and Indonesia top the list for pay increases. The gap between developed and developing countries' approaches to salary increases.