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II. Multilateral - Nongovernmental/Track II Meetings

  1. Asia Pacific Economics and Security Conference
  2. 5th ASEAN-ISIS Colloquium on Human Rights
  3. Cambodia's Future in ASEAN: Dynamo or Dynamite?
  4. 8th Southeast Asia Forum
  5. International Game '98: Exploring Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula
  6. 7th Southeast Asian Roundtable on Economic Development
  7. 3rd CSCAP Working Group Meeting on Transnational Crime
  8. Philippine Echo Seminar on Development and Security in Southeast Asia Project
  9. U.S.-China Security Cooperation
  10. Asia-Pacific Agenda Project
  11. 12th Asia-Pacific Roundtable
  12. East Asia in Crisis
  13. 5th Meeting of the CSCAP Working Group on Comprehensive and Cooperative Security
  14. Japan-US-PRC Security Dialogue
  15. Focus on the Global South, Alternative Security Program
  16. From Miracle to Meltdown: The End of Asian Capitalism?
  17. Urgent Action for Nuclear Nonproliferation
  18. "Japan and Europe: How Can the Link Be Strengthened?"
  19. 3rd Philippine Echo Seminar on Development and Security in Southeast Asia Project
  20. 4th CSCAP Transnational Crime Working Group Meeting
  21. 10th Hokkaido Conference for North Pacific Issues
  22. 1998 North Pacific International Forum
  23. 8th ASEAN Young Leaders Forum
  24. Special Workshop under the auspices of the CSCAP Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM) Working Group
  25. 4th CSCAP North Pacific Working Group Meeting
  26. 5th Meeting of the CSCAP Maritime Cooperation Working Group
  27. Engaging Myanmar in East Asia
  28. Asian Regional Integration, Multilateral Cooperation and China
  29. Symposium on Korea and the Search for Peace in Northeast Asia
  30. CSCAP Working Group Meeting on Confidence Building and Security Measures
  31. 10th CSCAP Steering Committee Meeting
  32. 3rd Conference on Development and Security in Southeast Asia
  33. The Development of Contemporary Taiwan and its Implications for Cross-strait Relations, the Asia-Pacific Region and Europe
  34. Asia-Pacific Security Forum: A Roundtable on the Security Implications of the East Asian Financial Crisis

  1. Asia Pacific Economics and Security Conference. Honolulu, January 12-13. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS). Attended by security and economic experts. The meeting was designed to help shape the U.S. Pacific Commands's perspective on the Asian economic crisis, and its implications for international relations and regional security. The main themes were the causes and scale of the economic crisis, and its long term security and political implications. The issues discussed included potential instability on the Korean peninsula, reduced defence spending among American allies, growing unemployment in the region, political instability, and mass migration. Contact: Lenore Patton, APCSS, fax: 1-808-971-8999, e-mail: pattonl@apcss.org, website: http://www.apcss.org
  2. 5th ASEAN-ISIS Colloquium on Human Rights. ASEAN Perspectives on Human Rights: Assessing 50 Years of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Manila, February 15-16. Organized by the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. 17 participants, including academics and experts from: Cambodia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam. Perspectives on the issue were offered by speakers from ASEAN countries, with the keynote speech being by the Honorable Domingo Siazon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs from the Philippines. Contact: Contact: Rowena Layador, ISDS, fax: 632-921-1436/927-3894, e-mail: isdsphil@cnl.net
  3. Cambodia's Future in ASEAN: Dynamo or Dynamite? Phnom Penh, February 18-20. Organized by the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. Attended by academics and Cambodian government officials. Over 60 participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. The main themes of the conference were ASEAN's past and future, Cambodia and the ARF; Cambodia and AFTA, Cambodia's Integration into ASEAN: Lessons Learned and Continuing Challenges; and The Role and Functions of ASEAN-ISIS in "Track-Two" Diplomacy. Perspectives on these topics were offered by speakers from the various nations which participated. Contact: Kao Kim Hourn, CICP, fax: 855-23-362520, e-mail: cicp@camnet.com.kh
  4. 8th Southeast Asia Forum. Kuala Lumpur, March 14-17. Organized by ISIS Malaysia and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. 24 participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Topics of discussion included Challenges and Prospects for ASEAN in the New Millennium; Economic Turbulence in Southeast Asia; Restoring Confidence in Regional Economies; Lessons of the Economic Crisis, Transborder Environmental Disasters; Southeast Asia and the Social Agenda. Presenters included academics, researchers, and officials from various countries in the region. Contact: Dato' Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, ISIS Malaysia, fax: 603-293-9430, e-mail: jawhar@isis.po.my, website: http://www.jaring.my/isis/
  5. International Game '98: Exploring Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula. April 27-30. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in conjunction with the U.S. Naval War College. Attended by diplomats, academics, and military personnel from Australia, DPRK, France, Germany, Japan, PRC, ROK, Russia, UK and US, as well as representatives from ASEAN, the EU, and the IMF. The purpose of the conference was to explore the roles of the international community and individual countries in conflict resolution and facilitating change in the relationship between the DPRK and ROK. A significant amount of time was spent on discussion of confidence building measures (CBMs). Contact: Lenore Patton, APCSS, fax: 1-808-971-8999, e-mail: pattonl@apcss.org, website: http://www.apcss.org
  6. 7th Southeast Asian Roundtable on Economic Development. Hanoi, May 18-21. Organized by the Institute for International Relations, Hanoi and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. Attended by 22 academics and government officials from Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. The main theme was the economic crisis and its implications for sustainable development in Southeast Asia. The topics discussed included Productive Domestic Responses to the Financial Crisis; Productive Responses-ASEAN and Beyond; Critical Assessment of AFTA; and ASEAN's Role and Objectives in APEC. Contact: Le Hong Truong, fax: 84-4-834-3543, e-mail: IIR.MOFA@bdvn.vnmail.vnd.net
  7. 3rd CSCAP Working Group Meeting on Transnational Crime. Manila, May 21-24. Jointly organized by CSCAP-Australia, CSCAP-Philippines, and CSCAP-Thailand. Contact: Contact: Carolina Hernandez, ISDS, fax: 632-921-1436/927-3894, e-mail: isdsphil@cnl.net
  8. Philippine Echo Seminar on Development and Security in Southeast Asia Project. Cebu City, May 26. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency and jointly organized by the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (Philippines), York Centre for International and Security Studies (Canada), Centre for International and Strategic Studies (Indonesia). Contact: Contact: Carolina Hernandez, ISDS, fax: 632-921-1436/927-3894, e-mail: isdsphil@cnl.net
  9. U.S.-China Security Cooperation. Honolulu, May 26-28. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies and the United States Institute of Peace. Attended by 36 participants from 4 countries. Participants included scholars, analysts, and policy makers. The main theme was Sino-American cooperation on the Korean peninsula. Topics discussed included prospects for change in North Korea, prospects for North-South dialogue, and the role of China and the US in regards to the Korean conflict. Contact: Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Fax: 808-971-9899. Contact: Lenore Patton, APCSS, fax: 1-808-971-8999, e-mail: pattonl@apcss.org, website: http://www.apcss.org
  10. Asia-Pacific Agenda Project. Mactan, Cebu, May 28-29. Jointly organized by the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies and the Japan Center for International Exchange. Contact: Contact: Carolina Hernandez, ISDS, fax: 632-921-1436/927-3894, e-mail: isdsphil@cnl.net
  11. 12th Asia-Pacific Roundtable. Kuala Lumpur, May 31-June 4. Organized by ISIS Malaysia. Major source of funding came from the Canadian International Development Agency. Attended by over 230 academics and government officials from Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, DPRK, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, ROK, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA, and Vietnam. The main topics discussed were: the currency crisis in Asia and its strategic, economic and social impact, the Non-Proliferation treaty review process, restoring Asia's dynamism, good governance and domestic and regional stability, the United States and China, currency defence, transnational crime in the Asia Pacific, the Korean peninsula and latest peace prospects, the impact of the financial crisis on women, alliances and alignments in the Asia Pacific, securing regional peace and prosperity, Cambodia from crisis to promise, security co-operation in the North Pacific, and Japan. Contact: Dato' Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, ISIS Malaysia, fax: 603-293-9430, e-mail: jawhar@isis.po.my, website: http://www.jaring.my/isis/
  12. East Asia in Crisis. Seattle, June 9-10. Organized by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College. Attended by government officials and experts, representatives of Asian countries, and commentators on Asian affairs from the US. Main theme was the Asian financial crisis and its impact on regional security, politics, trade and investment, and the US economy. Contact: Jennifer Linder, NBR, fax: 206-632-7487, e-mail: nbr@nbr.org
  13. 5th Meeting of the CSCAP Working Group on Comprehensive and Cooperative Security. Wellington, July 14-15. Organized by CSCAP-New Zealand. Attended by participants from Brunei, DPRK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, PRC, ROK, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, and Vietnam. The theme of the meeting was the Asian economic crisis effect on security cooperation, with emphasis on security cooperation, PRC-India relations, US-PRC relations, and the role of ASEAN. Contact: David Dickens, fax: 64-4-496-5437, e-mail: dave.dickens@vuw.ac.nz
  14. Japan-US-PRC Security Dialogue. Tokyo, July. Attended by academics from China, Japan and USA. Issues discussed include security issues in Northeast Asia, as well as environmental and energy issues. The US and Japanese governments are hoping to develop the dialogue to an inter-governmental one. (As noted in the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network Special Report on April 10, 1998. Contact: Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, fax: 1-510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@nautilus.org, website: http://www.nautilus.org/)
  15. Focus on the Global South, Alternative Security Program. Manila, July 22-24. Organized by Focus on the Global South (FOCUS). Attended by over 150 participants, including government officials and NGO activists from Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Australia. Presenters were from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, PRC, UK, US, and Vietnam. The theme of the meeting was alternative regional security; Asia's prospects and dilemmas. The topics discuss included the fragile state of security in the region, security networks, the Asian financial crisis and implications for security, globalization and security, human security and Asia Pacific, nuclear weapons in South Asia and Asia Pacific, constructive engagement and constructive intervention, and US strategy and hegemony in Asia. Contact: Ehito Kimura, FOCUS, fax: 662-255-9976, e-mail: e.kimura@focusweb.org, website: http://www.focusweb.org
  16. From Miracle to Meltdown: The End of Asian Capitalism? Fremantle, Australia, August 20-22. Organized by Murdoch University Asia Research Centre and the Centre for International Studies at Yonsei University. Attended by participants from Australia, ROK and Malaysia. The main theme was the Asian economic crisis. Topics discussed included International Markets, Domestic Imperatives and Economic Governance; State Structures, Governance and the End of Asian Capitalism; Crisis and Reform in Southeast Asia; Vicissitudes of Economic Nationalism in East Asia; Regional Responses, Implications and International Institutions. Contact: Asia Research Centre, fax: 618-9310-4944.
  17. Urgent Action for Nuclear Nonproliferation. Tokyo, August 29-30. Sponsored by the Hiroshima Peace Institute and the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA). The closed-door conference was attended by experts on disarmament and security affairs from 16 nations, including Japan, India, Pakistan, UK, US. The main theme was nuclear nonproliferation, and topics discussed included India and Pakistan's nuclear tests and nuclear disarmament. Contact: Toshiya Hoshino, JIIA, fax: 813-3505-7186, e-mail: hoshinot@po.iijnet.or.jp, website: http://www.iijnet.or.jp/JIIA/ (As reported in the Asahi Shimbun on August 31, 1998)
  18. "Japan and Europe: How Can the Link Be Strengthened?" (Wilton Park Conference 533) Wilton Park, September 1-4. Organized by the Wilton Park Conference Centre. Attended by participants from France, Japan, UK, and USA. The topics discussed included Japan-EU relations, the implications of the Asian crisis for Europe and the US, access to the Japanese market, the "big bang" reforms in Japan, implications of economic and monetary union for global micro-economic management and trading patterns, and the impact of enlarging the EU and NATO on relations with Japan. Contact: Frances Martin, Wilton Park, fax: 44-1903-815931, e-mail: martin@wiltonpark.org.uk
  19. 3rd Philippine Echo Seminar on Development and Security in Southeast Asia Project. Davao City, September 18. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. Jointly organized by the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (Philippines), York Centre for International and Security Studies (Canada), Centre for International and Strategic Studies (Indonesia). Contact: Contact: Carolina Hernandez, ISDS, fax: 632-921-1436/927-3894, e-mail: isdsphil@cnl.net
  20. 4th CSCAP Transnational Crime Working Group Meeting. Sydney, October 11-13. Organized by CSCAP-Australia in Cooperation with the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM). Contact: John McFarlane, fax: 61-2-6268-8440, e-mail: j.mcfarlane@adfa.oz.au
  21. 10th Hokkaido Conference for North Pacific Issues. Sapporo, Japan, October 13-14. Organized by the North Pacific Region Advanced Research Center (NORPAC) and the National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA). 28 participants from 8 countries: Canada, China, Japan, Mongolia, ROK, Russia, Taiwan, and USA. The main theme was economic and security issues in the North Pacific, with a major emphasis on the Asian financial and economic crisis and its implications for North Pacific nations. Also discussed was the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in regards to India and Pakistan's nuclear weapons tests. Contact: NORPAC, fax: 81-11-832-7577
  22. 1998 North Pacific International Forum. Sapporo, Japan, October 15. Organized by the North Pacific Region Advanced Research Center (NORPAC) and the National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA). 12 participants from Canada, Japan, Mongolia, PRC, ROK, and USA. The main theme was the economic crisis sweeping Asia. Contact: NORPAC, fax: 81-11-832-7577
  23. 8th ASEAN Young Leaders Forum. Bangkok, October 23-26. Organized by ISIS, Thailand and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. 51 participants, including officials and academics from: Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The main theme was the proposed plan of action of ASEAN Vision 2020 with perspectives on the issue offered by Singapore, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Other topics discussed were: Malaysia's Response to the Economic Crisis; The Impact of the Crisis on the Cambodian Economy and the Government's Response; Philippines' Perspective on a Concert of ASEAN Nations Leadership in the Asia-Pacific; and political reform with perspectives from Indonesia and Brunei. Contact: Suchit Sunbongkorn, ISIS Thailand, fax: 661-254-0119, e-mail: isis@chulkn.chula.ac.th
  24. Special Workshop under the auspices of the CSCAP Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM) Working Group. Albuquerque, October 25-30, at the US Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC). Organized by USCSCAP. Contact: Ralph Cossa, Pacific Forum CSIS, fax: 1-808-599-8690, e-mail: Rcossa@compuserve.com
  25. 4th CSCAP North Pacific Working Group Meeting. Beijing, November 8-10. Organized by CSCAP-Canada and CSCAP-Japan. Attended by 38 academics and government officials from Australia, Canada, DPRK, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, PRC, ROK, Russia, USA, and Vietnam. Topics discussed included Recent Developments in Northeast Asia; The Asian Economic Crisis and Its Implications for Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia; Development of Bilateral Relations in Northeast Asia; The Korean Peninsula from Bilateral and Global Perspectives; and Global Non-proliferation Regimes and Northeast Asia. Contact: Steve Mataija, CSCAP-Canada, fax: 1-416-736-5752, E-mail: smataija@yorku.ca
  26. 5th Meeting of the CSCAP Maritime Cooperation Working Group. Kuala Lumpur, November 17-18. Organized by AUS-CSCAP and CSCAP-Indonesia. Attended by 17 participants from 11 CSCAP member countries and about 12 observers. Objectives of the meeting included to review progress with initiatives of the Working Group, to continue the study of key regional maritime issues and their linkages with regional security. The topics discussed were Regimes for Managing Regional Seas and Oceans; Existing Regional Maritime Cooperation Arrangements; Navigational Rights and Freedoms; Law and Order at Sea; International Instruments; Environmental Issues; and INCSEA Agreements. Contact: Sam Bateman, fax: 61-2-4226-8866, e-mail s.bateman@uow.edu.au or CENMARPOL@uow.edu.au
  27. Engaging Myanmar in East Asia. Manila, November 28-29. Organized by the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies and funded by Konrad Adenaur Stiftung. Contact: Contact: Carolina Hernandez, ISDS, fax: 632-921-1436/927-3894, e-mail: isdsphil@cnl.net
  28. Asian Regional Integration, Multilateral Cooperation and China. Paris, November 30. Organized by IFRI. Funded by the Delegation for Strategic Issues (French Ministry of Defense). 14 participants from Canada, China, France and Hong Kong. Participants were academics and representatives from the French Policy Planning Staff and the Ministry of Defense in their private capacity. Main agenda items were China's involvement in regional cooperation; China and its global partners in maintaining regional security; The PLA's adaptation to China's new policy on regional security issues; Japanese and American security role in the Asia-Pacific region: a Chinese view; Impact of the Asian Crisis on regional security issues and on China's point of view. Papers presented were China's involvement in regional cooperation: the track record (Xavier Crombe); Is there a new Chinese policy regarding regional security cooperation (Paul Evans). Contact: Dr. François Godement and Regine Serra, IFRI, fax: 33-1-40-61-6060, e-mail: serra@ifri.org
  29. Symposium on Korea and the Search for Peace in Northeast Asia. Kyoto, December 9-11. Organized by Ritsumeikan University in cooperation with St. Anthony's College at Oxford. Attended by about 35 participants and 10 observers including academics, government officials, and representatives of international organizations (UN, Red Cross) from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, UK and USA. Individuals from North Korea did not attend. Building on two preparatory workshops at Oxford University in April and Columbia University in September 1998, the purpose was (a) to discuss the problems which hinder a reduction of tension in the Korean Peninsula and (b) to assess how CBMs, humanitarian activities and other forms of international action could support efforts by the two Koreas and/or other regional powers to facilitate a peaceful evolution of the situation on the Korean Peninsula--and thus to strengthen regional security. The Symposium used a two-scenario structure to define options and open discussion. The first scenario focussed on the continuation of two Koreas as functioning states and viable negotiating partners. The second focused on the possibility of a systemic breakdown in North Korea. The Symposium involved both plenary and working group sessions. Discussion papers were presented by Robert Scalapino, "Korea--Past, Present and Possible Futures"; Masao Okonogi, "Negotiating without Concession: How to Avoid the Worst Case Scenario"; Paul Evans, "Integrating North Korea: Roles and Dilemmas for the International Community"; Scott Snyder, "North Korea's Leadership Challenge: Internal Problems and Implications for the Future"; and Andrew Natsios, "The North Korean Humanitarian Crisis and Its Remedy". The chairman presented a set of concluding remarks. Contact: Otohiko Okugawa, Executive Director, Ritsumeikan University Center for Global Education and Research, fax: 81-75-465-8160.
  30. CSCAP Working Group Meeting on Confidence Building and Security Measures. Manila, December 12. Organized by USCSCAP. The objective of the meeting was to bring the member committees up to date on current and planned future CSBM Working Group Activities. Contact: Ralph Cossa, Pacific Forum CSIS, fax: 1-808-599-8690, e-mail: Rcossa@compuserve.com
  31. 10th CSCAP Steering Committee Meeting. Manila, December 13-14. Organized by CSCAP. Approximately thirty participants and observers from member committees in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Vietnam and CSCAP. Member committees not represented were India, Mongolia, and North Korea. Discussion focussed on: the admission of CSCAP-Europe as a full member of CSCAP (approved); budgetary matters; the creation of a CSCAP website (to be prepared by the Australian-CSCAP); the activities of the five working groups (CSBMs, Comprehensive and Cooperative Security Concepts, Maritime Cooperation, Security Cooperation in the North Pacific, and Transnational Crime); and the current state of the ARF. Publications distributed at the meeting included the most recent report of the Maritime Cooperation group; "PACATOM: Building Confidence and Enhancing Nuclear Transparency", a CSCAP Working Group Special Report published by the Pacific Forum CSIS, October 1998; and three volumes of papers presented at the first three meetings of the North Pacific Working Group. The dates for the 11th Steering Committee in Kuala Lumpur will be 28-29th May 1999 immediately preceding the Asia-Pacific Roundtable. Contact: Dato' Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, ISIS Malaysia, fax: 603-293-9430, e-mail: jawhar@isis.po.my, website: http://www.jaring.my/isis/
  32. 3rd Conference on Development and Security in Southeast Asia. Manila, December 15-18. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. Jointly organized by the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (Philippines), York Centre for International and Security Studies (Canada), Centre for International and Strategic Studies (Indonesia). Contact: Contact: Carolina Hernandez, ISDS, fax: 632-921-1436/927-3894, e-mail: isdsphil@cnl.net
  33. The Development of Contemporary Taiwan and its Implications for Cross-strait Relations, the Asia-Pacific Region and Europe. Taipei, December 16-17. Organized by the Institute for National Policy Research (INPR--Taiwan), French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (Taipei), co-sponsored by IFRI. Funded by Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Approximately 50 participants from Taiwan, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Denmark, coming from academic and political circles. Main agenda items were Taiwan's domestic and international changes since the lifting of martial law; The implications for cross-straits relations, the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. Papers presented were Transition through transaction: democratization and constitutional reforms in Taiwan (Jih-wen Lin); Adaptation of political parties in Taiwan (Ching-hsin Yu); The internationalization of Taiwanese firms (Gilles Guiheux); From bubbles to new rounds of Asian monetary cooperation with reference to Taiwan's experience (Yun-peng Chu and Thomas Tunghao Lee); Civil society Taiwan: caught between a strictly political democratisation and a nation-building process (Eric Sauted); A new rising nation: the discourse on national identity in contemporary Taiwan (Gunter Schubert); Some international dimensions of the Taiwan problem (Michael Yahuda); The construction of Taiwanese identity and cross-strait relations (Yun-han Chu and Chia-lung Lin); The resumption of talks across the Taiwan strait: towards a political dialogue without political negotiations? (Jean-Pierre Cabestan); Trade and investments across the Taiwan strait: towards a new type of regionalism? (Françoise Mengin); The military balance in the Taiwan strait and its implications for regional security (Franck Umbach); Contested sovereignty: the impact of Taiwan's political changes on the China policy of Asia-Pacific region's major countries (Phil Deans); Europe Reassessing its China Policy (François Godement). All papers presented to be published by INPR. Contact: Dr Chu Yun-han (INPR), Dr Jean-Pierre Cabestan (French Center for Research on Contemporary China - Hong Kong - CEFC) Dr François Godement, IFRI, e-mail: inprpd@ms8.hinet.net, cefc@hkstar.com, serra@ifri.org
  34. Asia-Pacific Security Forum: A Roundtable on the Security Implications of the East Asian Financial Crisis. Manila, December 19-20. Organized by the Institute for National Policy Research (Taipei) in cooperation with the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (Manila) and the Pacific Forum/CSIS (Honolulu) and the Institute Français des Relations Internationales (Paris). Note that this is the second meeting of the APSF, the first occurring in September 1997 in Taipei. Participants included approximately forty academics, researchers, former officials plus two current officials attending in their private and personal capacities. Participants were from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia,, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K., U.S.A., and Vietnam. Topics included: impact on regional institution building; the political and social dimensions of economic stabilization and financial austerity; political stability and regional security; paths to economic recovery including the role of the U.S., China, Japan and Taiwan; re-examining the global and regional mechanisms for crisis-management and crisis-prevention; the new agenda for regional economic and security cooperation. Perng Fai-nan, Governor of the Central Bank of China (ROC), gave a keynote dinner speech. Contact: Bo Tedards, INPR, Taipei, fax: 886-2-2696-2766, e-mail: inprpd@ms8.hinet.net