POL 341/01-Spring 1996
Government & Politics of East Asia
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA 90747

EAST ASIAN REGIONAL SUMMIT/SIMULATION:
FINAL AGREEMENTS

Introduction:

Regional Summit/Simulation Involved the Six Countries of East Asia in Regional/Multilateral Negotiations, as well as Bilateral and Trilateral Negotiations within the Region, on a Range of Issues of Importance to the Region.

Countries Participating in the Summmit/Simulation

The six countries included: Japan, China/PRC, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and North Korea. Students in the class broke up into different groups, early in the semester, to research their six different countries; and to write a group research paper, present oral reports on their country, and participate as a delegation from their country in these regional negotiations.

Final Agreements Reached--Both Collectively and Bilaterally/Trilaterally--Between the Nations of the Region:

REGIONAL ISSUES:

1) ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND TRADE:

Agreement:

We agree to form a regional economic and security oversight committee consisting of Japan, Republic of China, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, and The Peoplešs Republic of China. The mission of this committee includes the maximization of regional economic development and the supervision of the bilateral security agreement between North and South Korea. This agreement does not supersede any of the other agreement illustrated in this statement.

2) CULTURAL/EDUCATION COMMITTEE:

Agreements:

All countries in the region recognize the different educational systems & cultural differences in each of our countries. It is only through continuous education that these cultures can be better understood & appreciated. There are several ways in which to do this:

3) UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATION ISSUES, including: A) UN REPRESENTATION FOR TAIWAN; AND B) A PERMANENT SEAT ON THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL FOR JAPAN:

Agreements:

A. On Permanent U.N. Security Council Seat for Japan:

Japan must move to amend their Constitution to support more troops in order to apply for a seat for a seat in the U.N. Security Council which was approved by China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. It was opposed by North and South Korea.

B. On U.N. Representation for Taiwan:

Taiwan wants individual representation, but they also want to be on good trading terms with China. They will forego their request for a UN seat in order to remain part of China. This was approved by China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan & North Korea. South Korea opposes this measure and is willing to recognize Taiwan as an independent nation-state.

BILATERAL AND TRILATERAL ISSUES:

SECURITY (BETWEEN N. and S. KOREA):

Agreement(s):

It shall be the policy of both Koreašs to work toward a united states of Korea. The aim of both governments is to better provide a vehicle from which a stable, orderly and prosperous Korean Peninsula might flourish into the 21st century and beyond. To begin the difficult steps toward a larger, broad-based East Asian Peace/Disarmament program. To provide a standing ŗall-Korean˛ commission to resolve any and all interest between the Koreas. North Korea agrees to lower GNP spending on military while South Korea will provide economic assistance. North and South Korea will reunite at some time in the future.

SECURITY (BETWEEN CHINA, TAIWAN, & HONG KONG):

Agreement(s):

We agree that there is only one China that has been artificially divided. We agree to work together over time to heal the division and re-unite all our people under an enlightened leadership.

ECONOMIC RELATIONS (BETWEEN CHINA, TAIWAN, & HONG KONG):

Agreement:

We agree to a united front in economic issues. We recognize that it is in our best interests considering our heritage and cultural commonality that we work together to achieve the most auspicious economic development. Having been segmented, we realize that artificial barriers do nothing but benefit others at our own expense. A consolidated, prosperous China is in all our best interests.