Comparing the Governments and Economies of China, India, Japan, and Korea

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Comparing the Governments and Economies of China, India, Japan, and Korea

The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast the government and economies of four countries in Asia: China, India, Japan, and Korea. Topics that will be discussed are their governments, economies, resources, and citizens.

China China, officially the People’s Republic of China, is a single-party state, meaning there is only one political party. China was founded on January 1, 1912. The per Capita GDP for the country is $5,600. The National People’s Congress elects the president (head of state), currently Hu Jintau. The president nominates the Premier (Head of Government), currently Wen Jiabao. Major political parties include the Communist Party of
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The prime minister (head of government) is Manmohan Singh. The national literacy rate is 59.5%. Also, the citizen’ roles are to follow laws and to be loyal to their country. Citizens are allowed to vote and have some say in the government. In India, an equal amount of government and citizen control over the economy exists. The economy is driven by its major natural resources, agricultural, and industrial products. Natural resources, such as iron, bauxite, titanium, natural gas, cobalt, and mercury, exist in great quantities. Agricultural products that are in production are milk, jute, sugarcane, nuts, wheat, rice, fish, eggs, coffee, and cotton. Industrial products, such as construction materials and software, are also produced. Major imports include crude oil, iron, steel, and machinery. Major exports include petroleum, stones, steel, and iron.

Japan Japan is a unitary parliamentary democracy. There is only one political party: the Imperial Rule Assistance Organization. Japan was founded on May 3, 1947. The per Capita GDP for the country is $29,400. Japan has an emperor (head of state), Akihito, who was appointed based upon his relation to the previous emperor. The Prime Minister (head of government) is Shinzo Abe. Also, the citizen’ roles are to follow laws and to be loyal to their country. The national literacy rate is 99%. Citizens cannot vote, rather members of the “Diet” are allowed to vote for elections. Citizens have limited say in the

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