Macau, the last colonial territory in East Asia, was returned to Hong Kong in 1999.
This small former Portuguese enclave, located across the estuary from Hong Kong, has been used as a gambling refuge.
40 percent of Macau's gross domestic product is derived from gambling.
Macau experienced a sharp recession when China began to crack down on corruption.
Fears of over-building are caused by new casinos being constructed.
The most serious territorial dispute between China and Taiwan is over the islands in the East China Sea.
Tensions with Japan have mounted as China has emphasized its claims to a group of islets in East Asia.
In 2012 there were disagreements over natural gas reserves.
The islands were purchased by the Japanese government in 1895, but they were taken over by a private Japanese family after World War II.
China objected strenuously, but still maintains that it sees this act as an intrusion on its sovereignty.
Macau, reclaimed by China from Portugal in 1999, has a unique mixture of Chinese and Portuguese culture.
Gambling is not allowed in the rest of China.
China and the United States were able to accommodate each other in the 70s after the Chinese-Soviet alliance deteriorated into mutual hostility.
North Korea's relations with the United States and many other countries have grown more heated.
As China's economy and military have expanded, international tensions have once again intensified.
The North Korea issue was discussed in Chapter 13.
In 2016 an international refused to allow international inspections of its nuclear tribunal, which led to an international crisis.
The Chinese government responded to the ruling by flying a military plane from the United States.
By 2002, the agreement had fallen apart as evidence mounted that North Korea was in the waters claimed by other countries.
China continues to pursue nuclear weapons.
There are complaints that it is willing to negotiate a regional code of conduct with the international community focused on North Korea's conduct and the fact that it holds the China Sea.
Whether it is a force to be feared by other countries is a matter of considerable debate.
Chinese leaders insist that the United States does not want to involve South Korea, China, Japan, and Russia in negotiations.
The internal affairs of other countries were interfered with by the North.
For a long time, Korea insisted that it would only consider concerns from the United States.
North Korea agreed to activities in Tibet in order to exert pressure on other countries about their human rights record, as well as their main trading partner, China.
Conflicts over natural resources affect ing.
China is in a difficult diplomatic situation because of these actions.
China has agreed to limited UN sanctions on North Korea, but it still supports the government in that country.
Economic and Social Development: A North Korea collapse could lead to reunification with South Korea according to many experts.
This event would cause a refugee crisis as well as a shared border with a U.S. ally.
There is a wide range of economic and social development in East Asia.
Japan's urban belt contains one of the world's China on the Global Stage due to the end of the Cold War and the rapid economic growth of China.
The U.S. military became more worried about China's 1970s domination in certain key growing power after experiencing rapid economic growth since the neighbors.
Buying has experienced the most rapid economic expansion in the advanced ships from Russia and is building its own navy.
The region will become the world's second largest economy.
China is attempting to reorient global 1960s through the 1980s through its "One Belt, One Road" initiative.
In the early 1990s, the trade networks so that they focus on the Eurasian land Japanese economy experienced a major setback, and growth has been slow ever since.
Japan is still one of the world's largest economic powers.
Japan's construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea resulted in a boom and bust that left most of its people poor.
The labor market that ranges between 0 and 1 is reflected in the gender inequality index.
The countries are ranked by income.
The maps can be used to see how well GNI figures correlate with other indicators.
In the early 1990s, Japan's inflated real estate market forced it to export manufactured products.
The banking crisis began with inexpensive collapsing.
Many Japanese companies discovered that producing labor- ticated materials, including automobiles, cameras, and electron intensive goods at home had become too expensive as the Japanese industry moved to more sophisy.
In the 1980s, factories moved to Southeast Asia and China.
Most large ships are made in East Asia.
China has 45 percent of the global market, followed by South Korea at 29 percent, and Japan at 18 percent.
Scotland and Northern Ireland were prime positions for shipbuilding in the 60's.