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China And East Asian Economic Integration And Cooperation


  • Yunling Zhang

    () (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)


China¡¯s role in the East Asian economic development has grown increasingly important since China becomes a rapidly growing market for other regional economies. China¡¯s participation is essential to the progress of the East Asian economic integration. Due to its great diversity, East Asian trade and investment arrangements have to be gradual and flexible. The foundation of East Asian FTA have been gradually built up beyond ¡°functional integration¡± as observed in intra-regional FDI flow, a new regional network of production and services. A pragmatic approach is to negotiate East Asian FTA on the bases of three FTAs of China-ASEAN, Japan-ASEAN, and Korea-ASEAN, the combination of which are likely to serve the modality of the future East Asian FTA. The three separate agreements need to be integrated into one by harmonizing various degrees of liberalization of agricultural sector, labor mobility, rule of origin and other factors.

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  • Yunling Zhang, 2006. "China And East Asian Economic Integration And Cooperation," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 31(2), pages 169-185, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:31:y:2006:i:2:p:169-185

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    1. Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy & Chris Czerkawaski & Toshihisa Toyoda, 2013. "Potential Impacts Of Regional Trade Enlargement In East Asia On Laos' Trade," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 38(3), pages 85-110, September.

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    Economic Integration; China; ASEAN; FTA;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission


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