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"Distant neighbours - The new Asia strategy of the European Union and the Union’s relationship with China"

Wiessala, Georg. (1997) "Distant neighbours - The new Asia strategy of the European Union and the Union’s relationship with China". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    Asia is of importance to Europe in the new world disorder. This importance has increased and is in many ways different from the era of the silk and spice trade. This paper will argue that Asia must not be overlooked by Europe, even less so by the European Union, mainly for five reasons: economy, population, growth, trade and security. Asia counts, first and foremost, for compelling economic reasons: in 1995, the EU was Southeast Asia’s second largest export market and third largest trading partner. The World Bank estimates that half the economic growth by the year 2000 will originate from East and South East Asia and the International Monetary Fund has forecast the Asian Gross National Product will have grown on average 44% between 1990 and 1995. The world of the ‘tiger economies’ continues to do the rounds in European circles.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > China
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Asia-general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 47
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23

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