Analyse the progress and/or impact of technologies in the course of ASEAN integration. In your response, you may include but you are not restricted to: information and communication technologies(ICT), environmental, energy, logistical connectivity, Industry 4.0 or other forms of technologies. You may focus on one or a few selected field/area of technological development.

Based on your research of secondary sources in Google Scholar and course materials, you are required to complete the following tasks:

(1)Analyse the progress and/or impact of technologies in the course of ASEAN integration. In your response, you may include but you are not restricted to: information and communication technologies(ICT), environmental, energy, logistical connectivity, Industry 4.0 or other forms of technologies. You may focus on one or a few selected field/area of technological development.

25 marks

(2)Relate how emerging regional schemes/initiatives with parties external to ASEAN (including but not restricted to the likes of Belt and Road Initiative, Smart City Network with non-ASEAN partners, regional environmental initiatives, etc.) contribute to technological transformation within ASEAN member states.

25 marks

(3)Identify the major political-economic interests of ASEAN and non-ASEAN states that shape commercial interests and relations in the field of technologies in your examples, case studies, or supporting evidence.

25 marks

(4)Describe why Singapore, as a high-tech economy, faster implementer of technologies and innovativeR&D hub, can play an important role in ASEAN when it comes to technological exchanges,facilitation, initiator or/and test-bed of new technologies.

25 marks

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