East Asian Economic Integration: A China-ASEAN Perspective

By Wang Liqin

This book reviews and analyzes East Asian economic integration by looking at China-ASEAN economic relations and the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA). The book explores these economic relations after the Cold War ended, investigating China's motives in establishing CAFTA, and it evaluates economic integration in East Asia, in which both China and ASEAN hold key roles. Much of the research is based upon interviews with key policy makers in China. After providing a theoretical framework and discussing methodology, the book provides a background on economic cooperation between China and ASEAN from the 1980s onwards. China's role in trade and investment cooperation before and after 2001 is also analyzed, as are China's shifting motives for cooperating with ASEAN. The book also looks at the features and the future for East Asian economic integration. [Subject: Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Economics]

Publication Date: 1/1/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781844643622

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