Singapore Essay Competition

Singapore Essay Competition-82
How has the ASEAN-Korea relations evolved over the past 30 years?

How has the ASEAN-Korea relations evolved over the past 30 years?

The competition ended on 1 June and it attracted a total of 56 entries from both the ‘Open’ and ‘Pre-University’ categories.

The final judging panel comprised Mr Toh Han Li (CE, CCCS), CCCS Commission Member - Prof Wong Poh Kam (NUS Business), Dr Tan Teck Yong (NTU Economics), Consumer Protection Resource Panel member - Mr Eugene Toh (MTI) and Mr Quek Choon Yang (STB), Mr Adrian Kemp (Houston Kemp), Mr James Allan (Frontier Economics) and Dr Burton Ong (NUS Law).

JUDGINGAll eligible entries received will be assessed by a qualified panel of judges chosen by the organizers.

NOTICE - All requirements must be submitted electronically by the submission deadline on Reference materials must be properly cited.

The wisdom of housing competition and consumer protection policies in a single agency finds its root in the recognitions that these policies have a common, overarching goal for enhancing consumer welfare and that when applied properly, they reinforce one another.

To help shed light on how an agency may take advantage of its combined role to make markets work well for both businesses and consumers, this article will first discuss the opportunities and benefits offered by housing two functions in a single agency.In conducting market studies and advocating the policies, a single agency again has the strength of carrying out both competition and consumer protection functions in a comprehensive and balanced manner.This paper proposes the establishment of a single government agency to oversee competition and consumer protection policies in Singapore.DEADLINE AND REQUIREMENTS Submission: 31 October 2019 (Korea Standard Time) [Extended from 1 September]Winner Announcement: 9 December 2019Required Documents:1) Essay2) Abstract3) Application form FORMAT- Essays must be submitted and formatted in Microsoft Word.- In-text citations must be made in APA (sixth edition).WINNERS- 10 ASEAN winners (1 winner from each ASEAN Member State)- 5 Korean winners PRIZES- Winners will be invited to an academic workshop to present their essays.- Winners will be offered an opportunity for study trips to ASEAN and Korea (4 nights/5 days):a) Study Trip to Korea – Visits to the ASEAN-Korea Centre, universities, research institutes, and cultural sites in Korea.b) Study Trip to ASEAN – Visits to the universities, research institutes and cultural sites in Viet Nam.*Travel expenses will be covered by the ASEAN-Korea Centre.Against such backdrop, the ASEAN-Korea Centre, an inter-governmental organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN and Korea, is hosting the 2019 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest inviting students of ASEAN and Korea to share their perspectives and knowledge on ASEAN and ASEAN-Korea relations.The young perspectives of the youth of ASEAN and Korea will contribute toward building a true, genuine and lasting partnership. ASEAN and Korea in the Emerging Indo-Pacific With 65% of the world population and over 60% of global GDP, the Indo-Pacific has come into the limelight as it has also become a main theatre of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the United States’ free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.Since then, the relationship has expanded and deepened to become a strategic partnership for peace and prosperity in 2010.This year, ASEAN and Korea celebrate the 30th anniversary of their dialogue partnership.A well-connected ASEAN will bring its goods, services and people together, creating a foundation for a more resilient, competitive and prosperous ASEAN Community.What are the key areas ASEAN should focus on to fulfill its connectivity visions?


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