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Relations with China

China has all the members of ASEAN to establish diplomatic relations, and in 1996
became a full dialogue partner of ASEAN. In recent years, the smooth development of
relations between China and ASEAN, frequent high-level exchanges, political ties are
growing. December 1997, President Jiang Zemin to attend the ASEAN - China, Japan,
South Korea summit informal meetings with the ASEAN leaders had separate
meetings. The two sides issued the "China - ASEAN Summit Joint
Statement," established in China - Association of Southeast Asian Nations
in the 21st century good-neighborly partnership of mutual trust direction and guiding
principles. December 1998, Vice President Hu Jintao attended the second meeting,
held in Hanoi in China - an informal meeting of ASEAN leaders. November 1999, in
November 2000 and November 2001, Premier Zhu Rongji attended the third meeting
held in the Philippines, held in Singapore in fourth and the fifth held in Brunei China -
ASEAN Summit.
At the Fifth China-ASEAN summit, the two sides agreed to set up 10 years of China -
ASEAN Free Trade Area, and authorized the national economic ministers and senior
officials to begin negotiations as soon as possible. Premier Zhu also proposed that
agriculture, information industry, human resources development and the Mekong
River Basin development, etc. for the new century to determine the focus of
China-ASEAN cooperation in the field, endorsed by ASEAN leaders. To support the
ASEAN integration process, ASEAN members will be Premier Zhu announced that
the three least developed countries, namely Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia, to provide
special preferential tariff treatment.
China and the ASEAN foreign ministers held annual meetings and senior officials
discuss the economy and other senior officials. Both sides are brewing Minister of
Transport will set up mechanisms. In addition, the two sides of China - ASEAN
Economic and Trade Joint Committee, China - ASEAN Science and Technology
Board, the China - ASEAN Joint Cooperation Committee and the ASEAN dialogue
framework of the Commission, Beijing, and in November 2001 set up the
China-ASEAN Business Council.
Between China and ASEAN frequent high-level political contacts. 2001 dignitaries
visiting ASEAN countries are: Malaysia's Supreme Head of State
Sudansala Hu D (April 24-29), Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (February 26-27,
October 20-21), Thai The princess (in February, August), Prime Minister Thaksin
(August 27-29), Cambodian Senate President Chea Sim (March), Philippine President
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (October 29-31), the Lao Deputy Prime Minister and
Foreign Minister Song Lengsavad (April 16-24 days), Brunei Sultan Hassanal
Bolkiah (May 15), Singapore President SR Nathan (September 12-21 days), Mentor
Lee Kuan Yew (June 7-12), CPV General Secretary Nong Duc Manh (Nov. 30-12 4
months), National Assembly Deputy Meishu Lin, Vu Dinh Cu (July, August), the
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Cong Tan, Nguyen Manh Cam (October, November).
In 2001, the Chinese leaders to visit ASEAN are: Chinese President Jiang Zemin
visited Myanmar (December 12-15), Li Peng to visit Cambodia (May 18-27 days),
Brunei (May 21-23 Japan), Vietnam (September 7-10), Premier Zhu
Rongji's visit to Thailand (May 18-22), Indonesia (November 7-11),
CPPCC Chairman Li to visit Singapore (November 18-23), Vice President Hu
Jintao's visit to Vietnam (April 19-22). Furthermore, President Jiang Zemin
met with China to attend the APEC meeting, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines,
Brunei, Indonesia, the leaders of six countries.
In 2001, bilateral trade between China and ASEAN amounted to 41.62 billion U.S.
dollars, up 5.3%. Which I exported 18.39 billion U.S. dollars, up 6.9%; imports 23.23
billion U.S. dollars, an increase of 4.7%. Trade deficit of 4.8 billion U.S. dollars, an
increase of 0.1%. ASEAN and China are each other's No. 5 and 6 of the
largest trading partner.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Association of Southeast Asian Nations referred to as "ASEAN."
It is a regional economic organization, is a development of regional cooperation to
share resources and premises. Southeast drought, floods frequently, the forest was
extensive damage, resources and more serious environmental problems. Therefore,
the ASEAN countries attach great importance to the region's environmental
protection and sustainable use of natural resources, take it as their own and Southeast
Asia, long-term economic development.
Densely populated Chinese community
Southeast Asia is the world's densely populated areas. Population
distribution in the plains and river delta areas.
Southeast Asia's race to the yellow race-based. Southeast Asia is the
world's highest concentration of overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese in
the world. Currently, about 2,000 million Chinese in Southeast Asia, overseas Chinese
and overseas Chinese of the world total more than 80%.
Chinese in Southeast Asia
Late 19th early 20th century, large numbers of poor Chinese from Guangdong, Fujian
and other places from their homes "to Southeast Asia"
(Southeast Asia) to make a living. They wasteland, digging mines. Development in
Southeast Asia have made great contributions. Now, they have considerable number
of people living in the country of nationality has been made, there are some people
still retain the nationality of China.
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