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Asian Survey. 2003; 433507–526 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2003.43.3.507
Published: 01 June 2003
...John Wong; Sarah Chan The China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement has been hailed as a landmark pact in pushing for freer trade between China and the ASEAN countries. With the establishment of the free trade zone, trade and investment between the Chinese and ASEAN economies are expected to increase...
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Asian Survey. 2005; 452258–278 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2005.45.2.258
Published: 01 April 2005
...Hidetaka Yoshimatsu This article examines how societal actors' preferences and activities impinge on the evolution of a state's regional economic agreements in light of Keidanren's involvement in Japan's free trade agreements with Singapore, Mexico, and South Korea. The business federation has...
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Asian Survey. 2003; 436908–928 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2003.43.6.908
Published: 01 November 2003
...Teofilo C. Daquila; Le Huu Huy Given the slow pace of global and regional trade liberalization initiatives, Singapore has forged free trade agreements for economic and strategic reasons. Other ASEAN countries and ASEAN itself have also become interested in establishing FTAs with countries outside...
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Asian Survey. 2010; 5061058–1081 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.6.1058
Published: 01 November 2010
...Hidetaka Yoshimatsu; Patrick Ziltener This article analyzes Japan's motivations in opening negotiations on free trade agreements with Australia and Switzerland, highlighting intersections between domestic and international factors. While Australia is a security ally of Japan and a main source of...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 565982–1004 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.5.982
Published: 01 October 2016
...Chika Yamamoto Rosenbaum; Jonathan Krieckhaus This study examines why and when South Korea has pursued free trade agreements. Empirical analysis evaluates Korea’s free trade partners based on (1) market size, (2) levels of economic development, (3) geographic proximity, (4) democratic governance...
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Asian Survey. 2012; 523465–483 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2012.52.3.465
Published: 01 June 2012
...Jeffrey Robertson; Jeffrey Robertson Scholars and practitioners have argued convincingly that there exists a distinct South Korean national style in negotiation. However, recent Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the U.S. and ROK confirm that under certain conditions, national style can be...
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Asian Survey. 2012; 52152–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2012.52.1.52
Published: 01 February 2012
... helped push Washington and Seoul closer together. Key issues with the potential to redirect South Korea's bilateral and global trajectories in the coming months include the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, the death of Kim Jong-il and policy toward North Korea, and election year politics in South Korea...
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Asian Survey. 2010; 50165–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.1.65
Published: 01 February 2010
...Thomas B. Gold After landslide victories in elections in 2008, the ruling Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) under Ma Ying-jeou promoted closer economic ties with the booming economy of mainland China, working toward a free trade agreement. The destruction in Taiwan wreaked by Typhoon Morakot in August...
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Asian Survey. 2007; 47152–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2007.47.1.52
Published: 01 February 2007
...Andrew Eungi Kim; John Lie The nuclear test conducted by North Korea in October 2006 placed the Koreas at the center of world news. Prior to the nuclear test, free trade agreement talks with the United States dominated the year's domestic political discussions. Less newsworthy but potentially more...
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Asian Survey. 2004; 441115–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2004.44.1.115
Published: 01 February 2004
...William Case During 2003, Singapore's prime minister, Goh Chok Tong, announced that he would be succeeded by Lee Hsien Loong some time before the next election. The country's economy was severely affected by falling export markets and SARS. A free trade agreement was concluded with the United...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 602265–289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.265
Published: 07 April 2020
... that the Cross-Strait Ser- vice Trade Agreement (CSSTA) had been passed.5 A group of social movement leaders waiting outside the Legislative Yuan believed that the Kuomintang authorities had overstepped the bounds of acceptable democratic behavior and violated the basic principles of a democracy, thus...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 6011–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.1
Published: 01 February 2020
... people and a combined GDP of $21 trillion, about 40% of world GDP. Discussions on RCEP first started in November 2012 at the 21st ASEAN summit, where the 15 countries that committed to sign the treaty and India agreed to begin negotiations to expand the existing free trade agreements (FTAs). Since ASEAN...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60141–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.41
Published: 01 February 2020
... strategic partnership on cross-border cooperation and a com- prehensive fight against terrorism. At the same time, Mongolia, Russia, and Japan, whose prime minister Abe Shinzo¯ attended, convened an economic forum on the Russian Far East in Vladivostok. Mongolia negotiated a free trade agreement in the...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601117–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.117
Published: 01 February 2020
... trade agreement under negotiation since 2013. Partner- ship negotiations included the 10 ASEAN nations plus China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand with negotiators seeking to reach an accord in principle at the summit. Despite intensive negotiations throughout the year, agreement...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60147–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.47
Published: 01 February 2020
... impact on domestic employment was cause for concern. Prime Minister Abe and Japanese leaders hoped to use multi- lateral agreements like the Japan EU free trade agreement and the 11-country 5. PM Abe Abandons Bid to Revise Constitution in 2020 Due to Deadlock over Scandals, Mainichi Shinbun, December 7...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601165–176 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.165
Published: 01 February 2020
... statistics, following controversies earlier in the year about fudged figures and slowing growth. In late 2019 India opted out of a free trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which still includes the 10 ASEAN countries plus China, Japan, South Korea, Austra- lia, and New Zealand...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 6018–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.8
Published: 01 February 2020
... transfer or the trade imbalance as such, but the fact that China uses the technology and foreign exchange reserves for strategic purposes. It elimi- nates the mechanisms of the free market. In that regard, the new economic realism in Washington is warranted. Internal balancing also requires the US 1. US...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60185–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.85
Published: 01 February 2020
... / RUSSIA AND THE CIS IN 2019 89 Minister Sergey Rumas has proposed a full-scale free trade zone within the Commonwealth of Independent States. Such a free trade zone would offer much closer integration among the member states, but only if Moscow can live up to its partners expectations of economic...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60161–68 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.61
Published: 01 February 2020
... matters worse, the South Korea-US security alliance shows some serious signs of cracking, particularly after the Moon Jae-in administration on August 22 decided not to renew the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Japan because of the ongoing trade dispute between South Korea...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 60193–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.93
Published: 01 February 2020
... manufacturing, retail, hotels, and construction. Wages rose modestly in real terms. Vietnam solidified its status as a leading regional and global exporter and a favored destination for foreign investment, assisted by Hanoi s membership in 13 free-trade agree- ments. Another three agreements remained under...