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This section lists additional telecommuting and telework-related resources by region and country. Asia and the Pacific Rim region is comprised of the following countries: Antarctica, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pacific Rim, People's Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand.
Mexico, Central America,
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We have listed the resources for this region below. If we have specific resources listed for the individual countries shown on the map, you can find those listings by simply moving your cursor over the map. When you see your cursor change to a pointing finger, that indicates we have individual listings - and you can just click on that country to go to that listing. Otherwise, the information available below applies to the region in general.
Far East Economic Review is on-line, with good weekly coverage of telecoms and telework-related issues throughout Asia.
Take a virtual tour of the international research station at McMurdo Station for an interesting example of a VERY remote work location.
Telecenter in Dover, Tasmania.
Jane Taylor - is working to implement community-wide telecommuting in Canberra, Australia's Capital Territory.
TeleTask was an Australian
project – which ended with little success in June 2003 - to
"establish a viable, self-sustaining system of brokering and
certifying 'telework', providing employment and work opportunities
to participating telecentres and teleworkers throughout rural Australia,
with a particular emphasis on the development of economic opportunities
for people living in small and remote rural communities.
University of Tasmania - email Mr. Chris Pownall.
Indus Internet Limited has been established with a mission to set up teleworking centers in India (primarily to handle work outsourced from other locations), and to provide telework consultancy and other services.
Software Technology Parks (STP) exist in several locations in India. The
government has developed a national program to promote these STPs, which
are intended to be high-tech employment and economic development locations. "The Software Technology Park (STP) scheme is a 100% export-oriented
scheme for the development and export of computer software using data
communication links or in the form of physical media including the export
of professional services," according to the government. See the government
STP site for more details and links to individual STPs around the country.
"Cyberjaya" is the name given to a planned high-tech community in
Malaysia, as profiled in a 1997 WIRED magazine article.
Wellington is working on a comprehensive "Info City" strategy "designed to make maximum use of advanced telecommunications systems to enhance its performance in new creative ways."
Bevis England is a long-time advocate of telework in all its forms and welcomes international contacts. Based in Auckland, Bevis works with companies, vendors, community groups, national and local government, and home-based businesses. His consultancy, now known as
Telework New Zealand, is one of Australasia's oldest telework consultancies
(since 1989) and Bevis is one of New Zealand's telework champions. His web
site describes telework strategies and tips and provides links to a variety of telework resources.
International Conference on the Information Superhighway, sponsored by Chinese governmental organizations, with followup meetings in Hong Kong. For additional information, contact Anthony Kwan in Hong Kong.
Anthony Kwan, of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers has prepared a
comprehensive collection of Hong Kong and Peoples Republic of China
resources titled "Hong Kong Information Superhighway InfoBase".
"Online Workers" is an organization whose objective is to provide US
employers with highly-qualified, English-speaking workers at low Asian
rates while allowing Filipinos to work from home in the professions for which they are trained. Contact Don Herrington for information.
Singapore ONE is a multimedia home network program, offering information resources, shopping, business links and much more.