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  1. Introduction
  2. On the division of powers
    1. The allocation of powers by States
    2. The exclusive competence of the Community
  3. Collaboration between the EU and member states
    1. Skills linking the EU and EU Member States
    2. A more active role for national parliaments

East Asia is defined as an area with the union of Japan, South Korea, coastal china, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. It is a somewhat unique geographical entity that includes a huge country, China, the state with the largest population of the world, a large island, Japan, ranked among the northern countries and small island nations, Taiwan and Singapore. It does not constitute a regional area like the European Union because of political integration among its members. However, a number of elements give it a certain unity: - its history, which makes this whole area united with language, culture, and agriculture. In the 20th century, the Japanese invasions undergone during the Second World War, with countries characterized by a dynamic economy in 50 years time met with some differences. Japan was the first to experience an economic takeoff of the 1950s until 1975. It experienced a phenomenon named the "high growth". The newly industrialized countries of Asia such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore were growing between 1970 and 1980. The Chinese coastal region joined the current group between 1980 and 1990. For all countries, it was called "Asian model of development", which was initiated by Japan and then imitated by other countries since the 1970s. This model is characterized by very high rates of economic growth, around 15%. In 1952, Japan was considered a Third World country by the World Bank, while today it is the second largest economy.

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