Senior Fellow Denny Roy writes in a new Asia Pacific Bulletin brief that "Current indications are that Beijing does not aspire to superpower status. ... being one of a small group of a roughly equal great powers and having a prominent voice in the management of global affairs is enough. On the regional level, however, the government apparently believes China is destined to lead the Asia Pacific."
Five high school students and one teacher from Burma who were recent participants in EWC's Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program have won a grant of $7,000 in a project competition sponsored by the U.S. State Department, which funds the SEAYLP program. The award was for a project to educate the public in the city of Mandalay about environmental issues and to decrease the amount of litter in the community through clean-ups and placement of recycling bins. ...More...
Report: Regional Economic Integration in Southeast Asia an Opportunity, Not a Threat, for Global Trade System
At the World Trade Organization’s biennial Ministerial Conference this week in Bali, one of the issues that trade officials will be grappling with is how to integrate the proliferation of regional trade agreements into the WTO’s global trade framework. Against this background, economists Peter Petri and Michael Plummer argue in a new EWC publication that WTO leaders should not consider proposed trade deals in the Asia Pacific region as a threat, but rather as an opportunity. ... More ...
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