09 Jul '18, 1am

Foreign Affairs: Time for East Asia

Foreign Affairs: Time for East Asia

AS an indication of how out of touch some international pundits of Asia are, they still call North-East Asia (China, Japan and Korea) “East Asia.” East Asia as a region comprises the sub-regions of North-East Asia and South-East Asia, the latter being the countries of ASEAN and Timor-Leste. The ASEAN region developed steadily with peace and prosperity as its watchwords. It became known as a region consistently posting some of the highest growth rates in the world. Yet ASEAN and its member countries were severely constrained by a lack of economic weight and global reach. ASEAN’s diplomatic clout is fine, but South-East Asia as a region falls short of economic heft in a rapidly globalising world. Nonetheless, the forces of globalisation themselves would take care of that with growing economic integration within East Asia. North-East Asia included two of the world’s three lar...

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