State of the Region Report 2006

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Message from the Chairman of PECC


It is my pleasure to present, on behalf of the 26 member committees that make up the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC), our new flagship publication - the State of the Region. This report provides our assessment of the key issues affecting the region and of the principal challenges standing in the way of stronger trans-Pacific ties. In addition to an overview of the major forces currently driving regional cooperation, the report presents an up-to-date economic outlook for the Asia Pacific, based on the forecasts of our Pacific Economic Outlook (PEO) panel of experts.

A groundbreaking feature of this report is the findings of a survey that we conducted in August 2006. The Survey on the State of the Region drew on the views of 370 opinion leaders and policy specialists from the Asia Pacific region. By tapping into the extensive networks of our member committees, we were able to access the views of senior policy-makers, scholars and business people on key questions facing the region. This kind of survey is unprecedented in the quality of respondents and in its coverage of issues, and we hope to make it an annual feature of the State of the Region report.

This report is the work of many people and all member committees have contributed to its success. However, it is not a consensus document as such and the responsibility for the views expressed in the report rests with the editorial team, whose names appear on the inside cover. I would like to express my appreciation to all member committees, to the PEO forecast panel, and to the editorial team, led by Yuen Pau Woo, for putting together the publication. I would also like to recognize the role of the International Secretariat and Secretary General Eduardo Pedrosa in providing critical support and advice for the production of this document.

I look forward to your feedback on the State of the Region Report and on how PECC can continue to support the work of trans-Pacific economic cooperation.

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Charles E. Morrison
International Chair
PECC

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Discussion Forum

Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States
Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center), Shujiro Urata (Waseda University) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)


The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development


Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California)


Growth in a Time of Change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


Why Connectivity is a starting point for real change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


The TPP lives on – and Canada should be part of it
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC


After the TPP: What’s Next for Canada in Asia?
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC

Project Team 2006

Editorial Committee:

Yuen Pau Woo (State of the Region Report Coordinator, President & Co-CEO Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)

Gary Hawke (Head, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Charles E. Morrison (PECC Chair, President East-West Center, USA)

Jusuf Wanandi (Member, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia)

Soogil Young (President, National Strategy Institute, Korea)

Additional Contributors:

Mark Borthwick (Director, US Asia Pacific Council)

Masahiro Kawai (Head, Office of Regional Integration, Asian Development Bank)

Eduardo Pedrosa (Secretary General, PECC International Secretariat)

Robert Scollay (Head, APEC Study Centre, University of Auckland)

Hadi Soesastro (Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies)