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Hosuk Lee-Makiyama
HOSUK LEE-MAKIYAMA is a Brussels-based economist, trade lawyer and foreign policy commentator. He has written on subjects primarily relating to international trade, digital economy, intellectual property, World Trade Organization
World Trade Organization
and EU-Asia relations, especially with China
China
, Japan
Japan
and Korea
Korea
. Lee-Makiyama has publicly supported EU's attempt to conclude bilateral free trade agreements with large trading blocs, and with economies in Asia . He is also renowned as an authority on electronic commerce, and was the first author to question the legality of internet censorship under WTO
WTO
rules, and so far the only scholar to have argued the case in a Chinese academic journal. Lee-Makiyama was nominated by the readers of The Guardian
The Guardian
as 'one of the 20 most influential people in the open internet's history'
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World Trade Organization
The WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade . The WTO officially commenced on 1 January 1995 under the Marrakesh Agreement , signed by 123 nations on 15 April 1994, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Trade
(GATT), which commenced in 1948. It is the largest international economic organization in the world. The WTO deals with regulation of trade between participating countries by providing a framework for negotiating trade agreements and a dispute resolution process aimed at enforcing participants' adherence to WTO agreements, which are signed by representatives of member governments :fol.9–10 and ratified by their parliaments. Most of the issues that the WTO focuses on derive from previous trade negotiations, especially from the Uruguay Round (1986–1994)
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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of over 1.381 billion . Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometres (3.7 million square miles), it is the world's second-largest state by land area and third- or fourth-largest by total area . Governed by the Communist Party of China , it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin , Shanghai , and Chongqing ) and the Special Administrative Regions Hong Kong and Macau , also claiming sovereignty over Taiwan . China is a great power and a major regional power within Asia, and has been characterized as a potential superpower
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Japan
Coordinates : 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136 Japan 日本国 _Nippon-koku_ _Nihon-koku_ _ Flag Imperial Seal ANTHEM: * " Kimigayo _" * 君が代 "His Imperial Majesty's Reign" GOVERNMENT SEAL OF JAPAN * _ * Go-Shichi no Kiri_ (五七桐) Area controlled by Japan shown in green; claimed but uncontrolled shown in light green
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Korea
KOREA is a historic country in East Asia , since 1945 divided into two distinct sovereign states : North Korea (officially the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea") and South Korea (officially the "Republic of Korea"). Located on the Korean Peninsula , Korea is bordered by China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast. It is separated from Japan to the east by the Korea Strait and the East Sea . Korea emerged as a singular political entity after centuries of conflict among the Three Kingdoms of Korea , which were unified as Later Silla to the south and Balhae to the north. Later Silla divided into three separate states during the Later Three Kingdoms period . Goryeo , which had succeeded Goguryeo , defeated the two other states and united the Korean Peninsula
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Free Trade Agreements
A FREE-TRADE AREA is the region encompassing a trade bloc whose member countries have signed a FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT (FTA). Such agreements involve cooperation between at least two countries to reduce trade barriers – import quotas and tariffs – and to increase trade of goods and services with each other. If people are also free to move between the countries, in addition to a free-trade agreement, it would also be considered an open border . It can be considered the second stage of economic integration . CONTENTS * 1 Description * 2 Lists of free-trade areas * 3 Qualifying for a free-trade agreement * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links DESCRIPTIONUnlike a customs union (the third stage of economic integration), members of a free trade area do not have a common external tariff , which means they have different quotas and customs taxes , as well as other policies with respect to non-members
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WTO
The WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade . The WTO officially commenced on 1 January 1995 under the Marrakesh Agreement , signed by 123 nations on 15 April 1994, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Trade
(GATT), which commenced in 1948. It is the largest international economic organization in the world. The WTO deals with regulation of trade between participating countries by providing a framework for negotiating trade agreements and a dispute resolution process aimed at enforcing participants' adherence to WTO agreements, which are signed by representatives of member governments :fol.9–10 and ratified by their parliaments. Most of the issues that the WTO focuses on derive from previous trade negotiations, especially from the Uruguay Round (1986–1994)
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The Guardian
_THE GUARDIAN_ is a British daily newspaper, known from 1821 until 1959 as _THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN_. Along with its sister papers _The Observer _ and _ The Guardian Weekly _, _The Guardian_ is part of the _ Guardian Media Group _, owned by _The Scott Trust Limited _. The Trust was created in 1936 "to secure the financial and editorial independence of _The Guardian_ in perpetuity and to safeguard the journalistic freedom and liberal values of _The Guardian_ free from commercial or political interference." _The Scott Trust_ became a limited company in 2008, with a constitution to maintain the same protections for _The Guardian_. Profits are reinvested in journalism rather than to the benefit of an owner or shareholders. The paper's readership is generally on the mainstream left of British political opinion
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ECIPE
The EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY (ECIPE) is an independent and non-profit policy research think tank dedicated to trade policy and other international economic policy issues of importance to Europe. It is based in Brussels and was founded in 2006 by economists Fredrik Erixon and Razeen Sally. CONTENTS * 1 Work * 2 Members * 3 References * 4 External links WORKIts research programme features research projects on the World Trade Organization (WTO), EU-Asia commercial relations, trade in health care, trade and development, and several other topical themes with a political economy flavour. ECIPE
ECIPE
has publications in various series of working papers, policy briefs and books. The think-tank organises conferences and seminars in Brussels and European capitals. It is a network-based organization with 10-15 affiliated scholars, many of them active advisors to various governments and international organisations
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European Union
The EUROPEAN UNION (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe . It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi), and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture , fisheries , and regional development . Within the Schengen Area , passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * _Special_ (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials , a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on _The Blind Leading the Naked _ * "Special", a song on _ The Documentary _ album by GameFILM AND TELEVISION * Special (lighting) , a stage light that is used for a single, s
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Hosuk Lee-Makiyama
HOSUK LEE-MAKIYAMA is a Brussels-based economist, trade lawyer and foreign policy commentator. He has written on subjects primarily relating to international trade, digital economy, intellectual property, World Trade Organization
World Trade Organization
and EU-Asia relations, especially with China
China
, Japan
Japan
and Korea
Korea
. Lee-Makiyama has publicly supported EU's attempt to conclude bilateral free trade agreements with large trading blocs, and with economies in Asia . He is also renowned as an authority on electronic commerce, and was the first author to question the legality of internet censorship under WTO
WTO
rules, and so far the only scholar to have argued the case in a Chinese academic journal. Lee-Makiyama was nominated by the readers of The Guardian
The Guardian
as 'one of the 20 most influential people in the open internet's history'
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Main Page
The 1983 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON was the least active Atlantic hurricane season in 53 years. Although the season begins by convention on June 1, there were no tropical depressions until July 23, and only four of the season's seven depressions became tropical storms . Tropical Depression Three became Hurricane Alicia_(satellite image pictured)_ on August 17 and made landfall in Texas the next day, breaking thousands of glass windows in Houston's skyscrapers, killing 22 people and causing $1.7 billion in damage. The storm that became Hurricane Barry formed on August 25, crossed Florida, and made landfall near Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
, dissipating five days later. Hurricane Chantal stayed out at sea, and was absorbed by a front on September 15. Tropical Depression Six formed on September 19 and caused heavy rains in the Caribbean
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Portal
PORTAL may refer to: * Portal (architecture) , a monumental gate or door, or the extremities (ends) of a tunnel * Portals in fiction , magical or technological doorways that connect two locations, dimensions, or points in time * _ Portal _, a video game series developed by Valve Corporation CONTENTS* 1 Computing * 1.1 Gateways to information * 1.2 Other computing * 2 Art, entertainment, and media