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…show more content…
Mostly, the citizens control the economy. Natural resources, such as coal, limestone, zinc, copper, and gold, exist in great quantities. Agricultural products that are in production are fish, beans, peas, wheat, and potatoes. Industrial products include construction materials, electronics, and automobiles. Major imports include petroleum, coal, apparel, and gas. Major exports include automobiles, electronics, plastic, iron, and steel. North Korea North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a unitary singe-party state. There is only one political party: the Worker’s Party of Korea. North Korea was founded on August 5, 1945. The per Capita GDP for the country is $1,700. The country has a supreme leader (head of state); Kim Jong-un, who was chosen by the Supreme People’s Assembly. The premier (head of government) is Yon-rim. The national literacy rate is 99%. Also, the citizens’ roles are to follow laws and to be loyal to their country. Citizens cannot vote and have very little say in the government. In North Korea, the government strictly controls the economy. The economy is driven by its major natural resources, agricultural, and industrial products. Natural resources, such as minerals, graphite, and coal, are found, but not abundantly. Agricultural products that are production are grains, rice, and beans. Industrial products include weapons and steel. North Korea has little
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