Hyun Oh-seok, President, Trade Research Institute,
Korea International Trade Association, JoongAng Daily
October 14, 2005
integration of the entire Chinese economic region is being realized.
A general opinion to date has been that this region, including China,
Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao residents and the Chinese emigrants
across the world, could not make progress toward a phase of official
and practical integration yet. But as Chinese people around the
world accelerate "growth through integration," the Chinese
economic region is moving toward a new phase of integration.
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lacking community spirit
Axel Berkofsky, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Oct 5, 2005
Japan wants a leadership role in the yet-to-be-born East Asian Community
(EAC). Yet the reverse could be true, with US-allied Tokyo possibly
playing a pivotal part in seeing that the grouping never even sees
the light of day.
two months to go before the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN), Japan, China, South Korea, India, Australia and
New Zealand meet in Kuala Lumpur for an East Asian summit, they
have yet to agree on an agenda for the meeting, which is aimed at
laying the foundations for the EAC.
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Japan tug-of-war over Indochina
Hisane Masaki ,
Tokyo-based journalist, commentator and scholar on international
politics and economy.
Oct 5, 2005
between Japan and China over the development of the Mekong River
basin show signs of intensifying as Tokyo is trying to regain some
ground lost in recent years to Beijing in the economic backwater
of East Asia.
inaugurated a regular economic ministerial meeting with four countries
in the Mekong region - Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, or CLMV
countries as they are often called collectively - in the Laos capital
Vientiane at the end of last month.
the inaugural ministerial meeting, Japan and the CLMV nations agreed
on a package of new Japanese assistance programs for the development
of the Mekong region, which include cooperation in building a production
and distribution network across the region and facilitating intra-regional
trade through the use of IC tags (a digital medium that uses radio
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