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The Policy Study Group on China-Japan-US Cooperation in Asia-Pacific Regional Trade and Investment Liberalization (Trilateral Forum) -- Interim Report: An American Interpretation


The Trilateral Forum project began in a different era, one in which the Asian Miracle provided a very significant element of context. But the world has changed during the course of this work, and moving from Miracle to crisis has posed a whole new set of questions¾ and opportunities¾ not only for this project, but for US, Japanese, and Chinese policy toward Asia. The pre-crisis insights elaborated below remain valid; post-crisis, they are gaining new currency and creating opportunities to reframe the terms of the debate and break the deadlock over China's WTO accession.

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