The Far East and Australasia: 2004
General Survey; Informative articles on contemporary issues relating to the area as a whole. Topics include: Human Rights in the Asia Pacific Region; Current Security Issues in Asia; Population in Asia and the Pacific; Environmental Issues of Asia and the Pacific; The Religions of Asia Pacific and The Asian Pacific Community in the Pacific Century. Country Surveys; Individual chapters on each country containing: articles on geography, history and the economy; an economic and demographic survey of the latest available statistics on population, agriculture, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, and education; a directory of names, addresses and contact numbers covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religion, the media, finance, trade, industry, tourism, defence and education; a select bibliography. Regional Information; Includes all major international organizations active in the region, their aims, activities, publications and principal personnel; a detailed survey of major commodities in Asia and the Pacific; a directory of research institutes specializing in the region; select bibliographies of books and periodicals covering the Far East and Australasia; and an index of regional organizations.