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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661005–1016 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1005
Published: 01 December 2016
...Vinod K. Aggarwal This special issue focuses on the rise of mega-FTAs—which involve efforts to liberalize trade across geographical regions with a multiplicity of countries—in the Asia-Pacific. We examine how the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in this...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661055–1076 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1055
Published: 01 December 2016
...Seungjoo Lee The dynamics of institutional balancing is the predominant factor prompting East Asian countries to move to mega-FTAs. Rather than seeking mega-FTAs purely on the basis of economic benefits, these countries, particularly major powers, have attempted to form mega-FTAs to counter the...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661077–1100 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1077
Published: 01 December 2016
...John Ravenhill Like other proposed mega-FTAs, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is intended to address twenty-first-century trade issues. The attributes of the RCEP negotiations are unique, however—being shaped by the dominant political interests in its member states and by the...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661123–1144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1123
Published: 01 December 2016
... political debate on a “second WTO accession” and China’s strategy toward the changing regional architecture. © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 mega-FTAs mega-regional negotiations free trade agreement strategies Asia China policy PENGHONG CAI China s Responses to...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661101–1122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1101
Published: 01 December 2016
... much existing literature, it is argued here that governments in the Asia-Pacific region should not be alarmed by the fate of this mega-regional trade deal. © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 mega-FTAs Trans-Pacific Partnership World Trade Organization SIMON J...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661017–1039 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1017
Published: 01 December 2016
..., highlights the challenges of negotiating modern comprehensive trade agreements. © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 mega-FTAs Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP Asia-Pacific trade negotiation DEBORAH ELMS The Origins and Evolution of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 5811–9 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.1
Published: 01 February 2018
... initiative to enhance its image and influence abroad. The BRI mega-project aims to reinforce China s image as a country eager to use its newfound wealth for the good of the world. Since 2004, China has established some 500 government-funded Confucius Institutes in 140 countries and over 1,000 Confucian...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661145–1167 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1145
Published: 01 December 2016
... INTRODUCTION The formation of free trade agreements (FTAs) became an increasingly important issue in the world economy and international politics as major countries exhibited renewed interest in the so-called mega-FTAs. The Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, in parallel with the Transatlantic Trade...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 5661040–1054 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1040
Published: 01 December 2016
...-Pacific economic cooperation initiatives. © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 mega-regionalism Asia European Union Trans-Pacific Partnership FTAs MICHAEL G. PLUMMER Mega-Regionalism in Asia and Its Implications for Europe ABSTRACT The rise of mega-regionalism in the...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 564779–805 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.4.779
Published: 01 August 2016
... regulatory authority across ministries and agencies both complicates the negotiating process and increases opportunities for political lobbying. And, with the stagnation of the Doha Round, negotiations on behind-the-border measures are moving beyond the WTO to bilateral, regional, and mega- regional PTAs...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 563532–554 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.3.532
Published: 01 June 2016
... recent history.44 However, the APEC summit was an equally important step forward in Russia s involvement in regional multilateral cooperation.45 In the first decade of the 21st century, the Russian government had launched several infrastructural and industrial mega-projects in the Asian parts of the...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 561115–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.115
Published: 01 February 2016
... political capital and to continue raising public awareness about the Daang Matuwid (Straight Path), shorthand for the PNoy administra- tion s reform agenda for good governance. The effects of global mega trends, particularly global warming and climate change, natural disasters and resource scarcities, and...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 545825–848 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.5.825
Published: 01 October 2014
... bilateral FTAs with Japan, the U.S., South Korea, Australia, and India.37 Even Laos, the poorest of the Southeast Asian countries, has lever- aged on Chinese interest to bargain with other large international donors such as the World Bank to fund controversial hydropower mega-projects.38 China s Influence...
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Asian Survey. 2012; 525822–844 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2012.52.5.822
Published: 01 October 2012
..., into the Democratic Liberal Party (DLP). This was a mega- party holding two-thirds of the National Assembly seats (212 out of 299 seats). The cooptation granted Roh a sufficient buffer in the National Assembly to avert pressure for further democratization specifically, to stop parliamentary special...
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Asian Survey. 2011; 513429–452 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2011.51.3.429
Published: 01 May 2011
... Mahathir s mega-projects. This is exemplified in Najib s proposal to build a 100-story Warisan Merdeka (Inde- pendence Heritage) Tower in the heart of the capital, Kuala Lumpur.9 Najib has said that by building the tower, he was continuing Mahathir s successes, conscious of the enduring legacy of Mahathir...