Political Conflict and Economic Integration
Edited by Jehoon Park, T. J. Pempel and Gérard Roland
Chapter 2: Regionalism in Northeast Asian: An American Perspective
2. Regionalism in Northeast Asia: an American perspective T.J. Pempel Consider two separate events. The ﬁrst is the second East Asia Summit (EAS), held in the Philippines in January 2007. In attendance were leaders from 16 countries – the ten ASEAN members, the additional ‘three’ from the APT (ASEAN Plus Three), China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, plus Australia, New Zealand and India. These leaders held spirited and constructive discussions about regional cooperation on a host of key issues vexing the region, including energy security, avian ﬂu, poverty, education, trade liberalization, and North Korea. According to the oﬃcial chairman’s statement (http://www.12thaseansummit.org.ph/innertemplate3. asp?categoryϭdocs&docidϭ36), among other things, they signed the Cebu Declaration on East Asian Energy Security; they also agreed to begin a study on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement among the 16 countries; reaﬃrmed their commitment to coordinate eﬀorts and to increase cooperation in addressing avian ﬂu; and they agreed to consider ways to prevent or mitigate the impact of natural disasters. They also issued a strong joint statement condemning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) nuclear tests of October 2006 and urging a resumption of the then-stalled Six Party Talks. The Summit was, in numerous ways, a metaphorical manifestation of many of the struggles involved in creating a more cohesive East Asian region. The attendees reﬂected East Asia’s breadth and diversity – a concatenation of dissimilar religions, social systems, cultural and historical traditions, political systems, and levels of economic development. Yet...
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