The slides are in three parts, which all pertain to ASEAN-centred economic integration processes in the Asia-Pacific. First, I discuss the ASEAN Economic Community, one of its three pillars of integration along with the Political-Security and Socio-Economic pillars. As with similar arrangements, it covers freedom of movement for goods, services, capital, and labour. Second, I enumerate the proliferation of FTAs in the region which ASEAN has signed after completing one with China. It seems the ASEAN-China FTA set off a regional competition to get in ASEAN's good graces to complete an FTA. Last, I discuss ASEAN+3 (ten member countries plus China, Japan, and South Korea) arrangements such as the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization (CMIM) as well as the Asian Bond Market Initiative (ABMI)--both of which are designed to prevent another Asian financial crisis from happening.
Though I've seen it before, this is the first time I'm using Slideshare and I'm rather pleased with my (re)discovery. There are tonnes of other PowerPoint slides I've used for courses and conferences that can now be posted for IPE Zone reader edification! Please enjoy.