Probleme der Kooperation zwischen asiatischen und angelsächsisch geprägten Ländern im asiatisch-pazifischen Wirtschaftsraum
Schlagworte:Asien, Wirtschaftspolitik, Handelspolitik, Japan
Economic Co-operation in the Pacific faces two major obstacles. Firstly, there is no Pacific commumity in an economic, political, cultural or linguistic sense. The region is fragmented. Even the countries participating in APEC show extremely different stages of development and therefore are of greatly differing relevance for the region as well as for the world economy. Secondly, the countries of the Pacific show two types of economic regimes: On thc one hand there are the economics of the successful Asian countries, characterised by a high degree of government intervention and succcssful export orientation. On the other hand the Anglo-Saxon countries of the Pacific, namely the US, Australia and New Zealand, show sluggish growth, declinlng competitiveness and decreasing relevance for the region as weil as for the world economy. These two problems will make Pacific economic co-operation extremely difficult and will have to be considered in any scheme for Pacific economic integration.