Strategic Relevance of Asian Economic Integration

Author Name by Eric Teo Chu Cheow
Author Name: 
by Eric Teo Chu Cheow

Abstract: As the spread of SARS had shown last year, the longer-term goal of an East Asian Community (ASEAN, China, Japan and South Korea) may already be crystallizing much faster than was initially thought, thanks to increasing people-to-people contacts and the freer movement of goods, services, tourists and expatriates across the whole region. India appears poised to be joining this Asian movement too.