Publication Year: 2008
Published by: National Bureau of Asian Research
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Challenges for U.S. Policy Coordination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Evolving Business and Legal Frameworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39in Central Asia and the Caucasus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83The People’s Republic of China at Fifty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161South Korea, China, and the Global Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189...
VOLUME 10, NUMBER 1, MARCH 1999
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The reunification of Korea will have far-reaching economic and political reper-cussions, not just for Korea itself, but for all of Northeast Asia. How Korea reunifies,and how the adjacent powers cooperate or fail to cooperate, will effectively determinea new order in the region. This is an event, unlike many, for which we can plan. Failureto anticipate reunification issues and to lay the foundation for a coherent policy may...
Japan and the Unification of Korea:Challenges for U.S. Policy Coordination
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Michael H. Armacost, President of The Brookings Institution, served as U.S. Ambassador to Japanand the Philippines and as Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs. Kenneth B. Pyle is Professor ofHistory and Asian Studies at the University of Washington and President of The National Bureau of AsianResearch. The authors are grateful to Mike Mochizuki, Don Oberdorfer, and Mike O’Hanlon for theirThis essay examines the dynamics of Japan’s relations with North and South Ko-...
VOLUME 10, NUMBER 2, APRIL 1999
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Protection of intellectual property remains extremely important to foreign compa-nies contemplating business in China and to China’s own efforts to promote the rule oflaw as a means to spur economic development. China’s accession to the World TradeOrganization (WTO) on commercially viable terms requires, inter alia, compliancewith WTO standards for protecting IPR. In the mid-1990s the Chinese government...
The Global Electronics Revolution andChina’s Technology Policy
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Barry Naughton is So Kwanlok Professor of Chinese and International Affairs at the Graduate Schoolof International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego. Dr. Naughton’s recentpublications include: “China’s Emergence and Future as Trading Nation,” Brookings Papers on EconomicActivity, 1997; Reforming Asian Socialism: The Growth of Market Institutions, University of MichiganPress, Ann Arbor, 1996; “China’s Evolving Mangerial Labor Market,” Journal of Political Economy, Au-...
Private Enforcement of IntellectualProperty Rights in China
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Donald C. Clarke is a professor at the University of Washington School of Law and a specialist inmodern Chinese law. Previously he was an associate of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton &Garrison. Professor Clarke has published articles in the Journal of Asian Law, China Quarterly, StanfordJournal of International Law, Journal of Chinese Law, and contributed chapters to edited volumes examin-ing the growth of market institutions and economic reform in China....
VOLUME 10, NUMBER 3, AUGUST 1999
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Competition among government leaders, corporate interests, and opposition groupsfor access to energy resources is profoundly influencing geopolitics in the Caspian Seabasin. Regional leaders jealously guard oil and gas resources and the resulting revenues,while politicized religious movements and continually developing ethnic identities com-pete with each other for the favor of ruling elites and access to energy. The Caspian region...
Oil and Development inPost-Soviet Azerbaijan
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Despite five regime changes since independence, Azerbaijan’s strategy ofattracting foreign investors to develop the country’s oil resources has beenremarkably consistent. Yet the increasingly important network of informaland kinship ties between state officials—especially the heads of the state-owedoil company—and President Heydar Aliev expose foreign investors to capri-...
Kazakhstan:The Long-Term Costs of Short-Term Gains
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As in other energy-rich, developing countries, exaggerated calculations offuture resource wealth have lead Kazakhstan’s leaders to view the energy sec-tor as the engine for future economic development. However, Kazakhstan’sshort-term approach to realizing such development has resulted in policiesthat could have negative long-term implications. Kazakhstan’s leaders have...
Energy Wealth, Development, andStability in Turkmenistan
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While home to vast reserves of oil and gas, Turkmenistan’s export of thesereserves to foreign markets has been complicated by the geopolitics of pipe-line construction. To tap its export potential, Turkmenistan has focused ondevelopment of the energy industry. At the same time other sectors of theeconomy have lagged. Growing poverty, declining living standards, the ex-...
VOLUME 10, NUMBER 4, OCTOBER 1999
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On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China there isbut one Asia specialist who immediately comes to mind as most able through his extraor-dinary research, experience, and judgment to give us perspective. Robson Research Pro-fessor Emeritus of Government Robert Scalapino is the dean of the Asia field today andsimply without peer in his cumulative impact on our understanding of Asia as a region...
The People’s Republic of China at Fifty
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Robert A. Scalapino is Robson Research Professor of Government Emeritus at the University ofThe People’s Republic of China has achieved tremendous economic accom-plishments in the past several decades, but major problems remain. More-over, as Beijing moves away from personalized politics to collective leader-ship, difficult questions of federalism, ideology, and regional economic dis-...
VOLUME 10, NUMBER 5, DECEMBER 1999
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This issue of the NBR Analysis examines two of Asia’s largest economies andtheir integration into the global marketplace and international institutions. The 1997Asian financial crisis caused both China and South Korea to reassess the structure oftheir economies and subjected the Korean economy to unprecedented intervention bythe International Monetary Fund and other international lenders. For each of these coun-...
The Role of International Finance in Korean EconomicReconstruction and Reunification
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In December 1997, international lenders staved off the collapse of the SouthKorean economy. This effort has been heralded as a benchmark of coopera-tion among private and public sector lenders and governments and couldserve as a model for the role that international capital can and should play ineffecting stabilization following the reunification of North and South Korea....
China and the WTO: The Politics Behind the Agreement
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Chinese leaders in favor of China’s greater integration into the worldeconomy were thrown on the defensive in April 1999 by the U.S. rejectionof China’s unprecedentedly forthcoming offer for joining the World TradeOrganization (WTO) and by the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgradein May. The events of April and May raised the WTO issue from the already...
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Publication Year: 2008