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ASEAN Economic Community Anadon Chueathai Introduces the ten ASEAN member countries on general information, and economic indicators and international trade in 2008. Describes the origin of ASEAN through different periods, showing the development of the ASEAN Community from before (1967-2007) and after (2008-2012) the ASEAN charter, and the active role of Thailand. Explains the ASEAN Declaration, Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, the structure and mechanisms of ASEAN, a ...Continue Reading Thai 84909
Towards the ASEAN Community and ASEAN Union, Final Research Report Praphas Thepchatri Studies the development of ASEAN Community and proposes the road map for ASEAN Community and ASEAN Union. Analyzes modality and possibility for the establishment of ASEAN Political and Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), and the establishment of ASEAN Union. Studies Thailand's role in the establishment of ASEAN Community, and proposes strategies for Thailand's participation in the se ...Continue Reading Thai 84889
Services as a New Engine of Growth for ASEAN, the People’s Republic of China, and India Shepherd, Ben Give an overview of Service Sector Development in the ASEAN, China and India (ACI countries). Emphasizes on regulating international service markets by improving service productivity networks. Deals with measures making markets less competitive, looking at lowering the cost of doing business in both domestic and foreign services. Shows how to move intermediate input across bonders through services such as transport, telecommunication including ...Continue Reading English 84886
Agglomeration and Dispersion in China and ASEAN: A Geographical Simulation Analysis Prakash, Anita Notes that spatial designing of economic development with enhancing connectivity has become essential to pursue both sustained growth and the narrowing of development gaps. Points out that the issue of agglomeration and dispersion in China and its neighboring countries if an example of requiring such an approach. Introduces that Geographical Simulation Model (GSM) based on the new economic geography setting, presenting illustrative simulations ...Continue Reading English 84885
Taking Stock of the ROOs in the ASEAN+1 FTAs: Toward Deepening East Asian Integration Medalla, Erlinda M Compiles a database on the Rules of Origin (ROOs) of the ASEAN plus 1 FTAs: ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), ASEAN-Korea FTA (AKFTA), ASEAN-China FTA (ACFTA), ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP), ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA). Notes that database compilation is done for the bilateral FTAs forged by Japan with individual ASEAN countries and India, mentioning that multiple FTAs could create a complex web of ru ...Continue Reading English 84883
Latent Danger: Boundary Disputes and Border Issues in Southeast Asia Wain, Barry Traces the problem of boundary disputes and border issues in Southeast Asia. Explains how colonial legacy, Timor-Leste's tribulation, Thai-Myanmar entanglement, six hot spots, Thai-Malaysia boundary disputes were taken place and the conflict emerged to International Court of Justice (ICT). Recommends ASEAN to review its entire approach of conflict resolution. Shows concerns on join development which can lead to progress, Looking at Malaysia co ...Continue Reading English 84825
Southeast Asian Affairs 2012 Provides a review of political, economic, and security development in Southeast Asia in 2011 from both Southeast Asian and outside perspectives of Southeast Asia. Covers five articles focusing on the region's political and economic overview, boundary disputes or border issues, the Five Power Defence Arrangements, and the future of Southeast Asia in the coming age of scarcities.Includes eleven countries reviews, which are the ten ASEAN member cou ...Continue Reading English 84822
AEC Data by Kasikorn Research Contains the data for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) compiled by Kasikorn Research Center, covering air transportation of goods and passengers Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and FDI outflows current account, trade balance and foreign exchange reserves oil-petroleum products and consumption population, labor and foreigners infrastructures, roads and railways trade investment and tourism of Intra-ASEAN incomes from other countries migratio ...Continue Reading Thai 84799
Liberalization of Trade in Services: Toward a Harmonized ASEAN++FTA Ishido, Hikari Discusses the consolidation of ASEAN by East Asian countries to develop so-called ASEAN++ Free trade Agreement (FTA). Emphasizes service trade liberalization in this new trade agreement.Suggests a policy option of narrowing the service trade limitations, looking for the needs of prioritizing production related service sector. Contains brief explanation of service destruction index of ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) and ASEAN+1 FTA, ...Continue Reading English 84793
ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan 2011-2015 Presents background of ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan (ASTP) 2011-2015. Aims to identify strategic actions to support the establishment of ASEAN Economic Cooperation (AEC) by 2015, and to identify long-term vision of ASEAN transport cooperation beyond 2015. Reviews significant disparity across ASEAN Member States (AMSs) in terms of geographical, economic and social conditions, quality of transport networks, logistic performance, and business en ...Continue Reading English 84789
MacArthur Asia Security Initiative Dissemination Meeting on Regional Security Cooperation Ho, Benjamin Introduces a three-year project initiated by the MacArthur Foundation to develop new ideas to address Asia's security challenges. Reports the meeting on regional security cooperation, dealing with an session on ASEAN and its institutions. Discusses Indonesia's chairmanship of ASEAN in 2011, considering the ASEAN-led efforts in influencing the East Asian community and the restruction of ASEAN's identity. Reviews the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) a ...Continue Reading English 84770
Transboundary Haze Pollution from Forest Fire : Under ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution Chamaporn Makepiboon Traces the problem of transboundary haze pollution caused by forest fire. Studies the measures and operations under ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze pollution. Presents a documentary research, reviewing the cases of forest fire in Indonesia and North Thailand. Considers the damages to economy, health, and environment. Presents the concepts on the prevention and control of transboundary haze pollution and the governmental responsibility. ...Continue Reading Thai 84754
Economic Review Mid-Year 2012 Looks at ASEAN and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at a glance, dealing with Thailand's position in ASEAN, structure of ASEAN economies, and intra-ASEAN export share by country. Considers how Thailand prepared for the AEC in 2015, covering the economic review in each section i.e. banking, capital markets, investment, infrastructure, logistics, exports, small business, labour, healthcare, agriculture, energy, property, information technology, tele ...Continue Reading English 84736
East Asia on a Road Toward a Community Paisan Rupanichkij Traces the relation and cooperation in East Asia from the past to present. Analyzes the concepts and factors supporting the regional groupings in East Asia, citing the East Asia Economic Group (EAEG) proposed by Malaysia in 1990. Summarizes the relations between ASEAN and China, Japan, South Korea before the cooperation framework of ASEAN+3. Examines the development of ASEAN+3 which is the important mechanism for driving the East Asian coopera ...Continue Reading Thai 84730
Information Note on ASEAN Member States and International Labour Standards Gives an overview of developments with fundamental principles and rights to work since 1995. Considers fundamental labour standards as the social floor to globalization. Deals with topics on the establishment of the rule of law, corporate social responsibility, and research on fundamental labour standards by multilateral organizations. Looks at ASEAN states' ratification of fundamental ILD conventions, covering the ratification record and pros ...Continue Reading English 84725
ASEAN-China Trade Flows: Moving Forward with ACFTA Devadason, Evelyn S Looks at the plausibility of China as a factor that influences bilateral intra-ASEAN trade flows through demand and supply. Describes the trade structure between ASEAN and China, dealing with trade interactions with ASEAN-5 and CLMV countries. Uses the gravity model to study China's influence on intra-ASEAN trade flows. Conducts the estimations for bilateral trade flows in manufacturing between the ASEAN-5 for the period 1995-2006. Elucidates ...Continue Reading English 84634
China-ASEAN Sub-regional Cooperation: Progress, Problems and Prospect Analyzes China-ASEAN cooperation in the greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), discussing the progress and challenges since 1992. Explains how problems like eco-environment degradation, illegal immigration, cross-border ethnic issues, drug trafficking, gambling, and other non-traditional security issues have constrained the cooperation and development in the GMS. Addresses the Pan-Beibu sub-regional economic cooperation, examining the origins of the p ...Continue Reading English 84606
Multilateral Co-operation and Building Trust: Ideas for EU-Asian Relations Thayer, Carlyle A Considers the relationship between the European Union and Asia with the purpose of developing new ideas for multilateral co-operation and building of trust in the area of comprehensive security. Focuses on cooperation between Europe and Asia in three multilateral institutions: Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN Regional Forum, and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process. Reviews the recent history of Europe-Asia relations. A ...Continue Reading English 84587
Singapore Wit Banditkul Traces history and legend of Singapore since the pre-historic period, covering Singapore under the East India Company (EIC), and the independence. Describes the government system, economic conditions, investment promotion, and international trade. Mentions Singapore's geography, natural resources, and various interesting places. Considers races of the Singaporeans, covering the Malayu, Chinese, Indian, and Peranakan. Describes the attire of t ...Continue Reading Thai 84576
Vietnam Wit Banditkul Traces history and legend of Vietnam since the pre-historic period, covering Vietnam under China, France, and the independence. Describes the government system, economic conditions, geography, natural resources, towns, and interesting places. Describes the attire of the Vietnamese, food culture, tradition, and festivals. Includes a brief overview of the ASEAN Community, mentioning the ways to success in terms of the ASEAN Charter and three pil ...Continue Reading Thai 84575
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