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February 11, 1991 | Times staff and wire reports
MALAYSIA: The government is expected to continue efforts to organize a new East Asian economic association, despite U.S. objections. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohomad last December called for formation of a larger Asian trading bloc to counter trade restrictions by Western nations should international trade talks involving the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade fail.
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October 21, 1991 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whose destiny is it to lead the Pacific into the 21st Century? Pundits are asking that question with increasing frequency, wringing their hands over the decline of Pax Americana, fretting about Japan's dream of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and postulating about how the two great Pacific powers might balance their interests in a lasting partnership.
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BUSINESS
October 21, 1991 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whose destiny is it to lead the Pacific into the 21st Century? Pundits are asking that question with increasing frequency, wringing their hands over the decline of Pax Americana, fretting about Japan's dream of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere and postulating about how the two great Pacific powers might balance their interests in a lasting partnership.
BUSINESS
February 11, 1991 | Times staff and wire reports
MALAYSIA: The government is expected to continue efforts to organize a new East Asian economic association, despite U.S. objections. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohomad last December called for formation of a larger Asian trading bloc to counter trade restrictions by Western nations should international trade talks involving the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade fail.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1991 | From Reuters
Southeast Asian officials have declined to endorse a Malaysian proposal to form a new trade group in the region to compete with blocs in North America and West Europe. "We did not want to endorse it," Indonesian Trade Ministry spokesman Suprapto said Saturday after two days of talks in the west Javanese city of Bandung. "All countries took note of the proposal, and the case will be discussed further in the next senior economic official meeting," he said.
BUSINESS
July 19, 1985 | JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press
East Asia's trade with the United States quadrupled in the past decade, bringing new prosperity to millions of Asians. But Asians are selling more to Americans than they buy from them, and that has raised widespread fears in the region that the United States will take steps to cut back.
NEWS
July 18, 1991 | JOEL HAVEMANN and KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Leaders of the seven biggest industrial democracies recommitted themselves Wednesday to liberalizing the rules of international commerce but tacitly conceded that they had failed to jump-start the deadlocked effort to negotiate a new trade accord. Indeed, this year's declaration closely resembled the promise at last year's economic summit to complete a new trade accord by the end of 1990.
NEWS
January 29, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of six Southeast Asian nations, vowing to achieve "peace and prosperity" for their booming region, agreed Tuesday to establish a free-trade zone and step up consultations on security matters. Ending a two-day summit conference, leaders from the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) promised to "constantly seek to safeguard its collective interests" in response to the formation of large economic blocs in North America and Western Europe.
OPINION
May 14, 1995 | James A. Baker III, James A. Baker III served as secretary of state from 1989-1992 and Treasury secretary from 1985-1988
U.S.-Japan relations are in trouble. Talks aimed at opening the Japanese market to U.S. cars and car parts have stalled amid rancor on both sides. Wednesday, the Clinton Administration announced it intends to take Japan to the new World Trade Organization for a ruling on unfair Japanese trade practices. U.S. trade sanctions against Japan could have major effect. The U.S.
NATIONAL
January 4, 2007 | Paul Richter and Greg Miller, Times Staff Writers
John D. Negroponte, who in 2005 became the first director of national intelligence, overseeing the 16 U.S. spy agencies, will give up that job to become deputy secretary of State, U.S. officials said Wednesday evening. A veteran diplomat, Negroponte, 67, joined the new agency at a time of growing concern over the failures of U.S. intelligence to anticipate the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to accurately assess Iraq's illicit weapons programs before the 2003 U.S. invasion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2007 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
It is a creature of political life, the unofficial "kitchen cabinet" whose members offer advice and wield hidden influence by virtue of their proximity to power. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the circle that has gathered around him are no exception.
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