Article

Process of East Asian Economic Cooperation and Its Impacts on the Regional Economic Growth

Authors:
To read the full-text of this research, you can request a copy directly from the author.

Abstract

Foreword East Asian Economic Cooperation has turned out to be a hot topic. An East Asian 10 +3 cooperative framework joined by ASEAN, China, Japan and Korea, is proceeding towards institutional direction. This is a mixed model of South-to-South and South-to-North cooperation, which will play a very important role in the regional economic development. This paper will review the process of East Asian cooperation, and provide the detailed analysis to the roles and motivations of the participating parties during the process, especially those of China and Japan, and will deeply explore the contents of such a mixed cooperative model within the 10+3 formula and its impacts upon the regional economic growth.

No full-text available

Request Full-text Paper PDF

To read the full-text of this research,
you can request a copy directly from the author.

... In terms of their policy goals, operational mechanism and organizational structure, regional cooperation organizations in a broad sense can be classified into three patterns. (Lu and Wang 2005) The first category is the institutionalized regional cooperation organization. For them, they have concretely defined short-and long-term policy goals, and the goal with crucial importance is the commitment of member states to move towards a future of regional integration. ...
Article
It is a fact that, in the East Asian area, there still lacks of a EU-like supranational agency to coordinate the regional environmental cooperation and as a legitimate representative to participate in the emerging global environmental governance. However, based upon a detailed investigation into the origin and up-to-date development of the "ASEAN+3" cooperation, this article argues that the "ASEAN+3" is rising as the leading player to frame the East Asian environmental cooperation and coordination or to create a "regional environmental governance". In the East Asian area, there still lacks of a EU-like supranational agency to coordinate the regional environmental cooperation and as a recognized representative to participate in the emerging global environmental governance. An interesting question arisen from this fact, however, is that from where such a kind of institutional actor will probably come. To shed some light on this question, this article will offer a detailed investigation into the origin and up-to-date development of the "ASEAN+3" cooperation, one of the most ambitious players who are trying to provide an institutional framework for environmental cooperation and coordination in this region, and argues that it has the potential to rise as an influential actor in the evolution of global environmental governance. This article consists of three parts. In part one, it will give a short review on formation and development of the "ASEAN+3", which was originated from a proposal in 1990 suggesting to strengthen economic as well as social cooperation in the East Asian region and established in 1997 with a strong stimulus from the Asian Financial Crisis occurred around that time. Section two will focus upon when and how environmental issue was incorporated into the "ASEAN+3" framework, which took its first steps only in late 1990s and has made quite a lot achievements in the recent years. Part three will briefly discuss where and how the "ASEAN+3" may move forward in the coming years with a perspective of inter-regional or global environmental governance, given the suddenly increased pressure of reorientation on it to pay more attention to its social and environmental dimensions in the wake of severe 2004 Tsunami Disaster.
ResearchGate has not been able to resolve any references for this publication.