As the nations of the Pacific Ocean region experience rapid economic growth, they have begun to recognize the vast potential benefits of regional interdependence. Recent threats of economic nationalism, according to many specialists, have only strengthened the need for organized regional cooperation.
Foreword -- Conference Delegates -- Opening Remarks -- Pacific Community: Further Steps -- Report on the Congressional Study Group -- Audience Comments -- U.S. Interests and the Emerging Pacific Community -- Pacific Community: Desirability, Feasibility, and Specificity -- The Pacific Basin Community: Problems and Prospects -- The Pacific Basin: The Future of a Concept -- Political Designing for Pacific Cooperation -- Discussants -- ASEAN and the Pacific Community: Problems and Prospects -- The Membership Dilemma and What to Do About It: The Non-Market Economy Nations and the Pacific Community -- The Future for France in the Pacific -- Discussants -- Audience Comments -- The Pacific Potential and the Alaskan Factor -- Transition to High Technology Cohesion or Collision Course? -- Development of Trade and Trade Conflicts in the Pacific Basin -- Regional Trade and Investment: Conflict and Cooperation Ahead -- Raw Materials and Their Role in Regional Economic Cooperation -- Discussants -- Chinese Trade Policy Reforms: Domestic Determinants and International Implications -- Trade, Technology Transfers, and Risks of Protectionism: The Experience of the Republic of China -- The Outlook for Cooperation: An ASEAN View -- Discussants -- Audience Comments -- Pacific Trade: The Perils of Economic Nationalism -- Ensuring Regional Stability: Methods and Options -- An Overview of the U.S. Security Position in the Western Pacific -- Threats in the Western Pacific -- The Security of the Western Pacific: The Price of Burden Sharing -- Discussants -- The Future of Hong Kong -- Taiwan's Role in the Pacific Community in Relationship to the Soviet Threat -- Refugee Flows and Other Destabilizing Factors: Recent Trends in Southeast Asia -- Discussants -- Audience Comments -- Regional Defense Imperatives