Little Dragons

Little Dragons

An informal term for the economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Prior to the Asian financial crisis, the little dragons were considered threats to Japan because lower costs had the potential to draw business away from Japan. See also: Outsourcing.
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The Dragon campaign also saw the launch of Little Dragons an augmented reality smartphone game which allows visitors to snap virtual dragons at seven castles across Wales and to date, has been played by nearly 18,000 users.
The webpage even has some cute little dragons razing a castle as its background image.
Little Dragons, a brandnew game launched yesterday by the Welsh Government's historic environment service (Cadw), will allow visitors to snap virtual dragons in unique surroundings at the touch of a smartphone button.
The Oriental Museum underwent a formal assessment process during which the assessor spoke to children taking part in Little Dragons under 5s group, Durham Archaeology Explorers - an archaeology club for seven to 11 year olds - and children taking part in drop-in family activities.
TJFA Under-8s Durham Division Three Wynyard Village Middleton Dragons THE Little Dragons enjoyed two very close and entertaining games last weekend.
And after our story about Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne striking up a friendship with 10-year-old Elle McIvor, who was born with hydrocephalus, a reader calling themself Clever Little Dragons tweeted: "It is wonderful to read some nice news.
2% and also higher than Asia's other three little dragons, with South Korea's corresponding percentage being 3%, Hong Kong's 3.
The Little Dragons children's group was very well received performing for the first time in front of a large audience.
Beginning in the 1970s, the relocation of labor-intensive manufacturing to Asia nurtured the growth of the Four Little Dragons (South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore), whose companies entered into contracts to manufacture for Western brand names.
Citing separate forecasts released by the International Monetary Fund, Liu said Taiwan's economy will slightly outperform South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong -- the three other fast-growing economies known as Asia's little dragons -- over the next five years, after lagging behind them during much of the last decade.
99) tells of a drowsy dragon trying to get some sleep--but his little dragons won't let him rest.
Located at Benfield Business Park in Walkergate, Newcastle, the centre offers a wide range of classes from little dragons (aged 4-6), kids freestyle karate (7-13) and adults kickboxing (14+).