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Background Notes: East Asia and the Pacific

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Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and international
organizations and are updated periodically. Background Notes for some countries
are currently unavailable.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (3/92)
Australia (10/00)
Brunei (10/00)
Cambodia (1/96)
China (11/00)
Fiji (5/96)
Hong Kong (11/00)
Indonesia (10/00)
Japan (7/00)
Kiribati (5/96)
Laos (9/00)
Macau (8/94)
Malaysia (10/00)
Marshall Islands (7/00)
Micronesia, Federated States of (6/96)
Mongolia (11/00)
New Zealand (10/00)
North Korea (10/00)
Palau (5/96)
Papua New Guinea (11/00)
Philippines (10/00)
Samoa -- see under former name of Western Samoa
Singapore (10/00)
Solomon Islands (3/99)
South Korea (6/00)
Taiwan (10/00)
Thailand (10/00)
Vanuatu (3/99)
Vietnam (9/00)
Western Samoa (6/96)

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