The East Asia Community, Farce or Reality?
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This paper explains that the East Asian Summit, a historical event that was supposed to herald the "economic coming together" of the East Asian States has fallen considerably short of that objective.
From the Paper:"The Asians seemed not have learnt to think and act as one force; in unity. The outcome of the Kuala Lumpur summit would be seen as a more geo-strategic power play instead of the 'coming together' that the Declaration says. This fact brings to the fore, barricades and stumbling blocks that stand on the path to achieving an East Asia Community. These are conditions that must be taken care of if such a feat is to come to fruition. The alarming rivalry and power play between the two Asian giants is one of such conditions. The increasing feud between these two giants, China and Japan, ranging from history to territorial matters, economic to geostrategy issues, would tear Asia apart instead of bringing it together. This could force smaller nations to align themselves along the line created by these two giants, creating polarity in the Asian region, bitter rivalry and unhealthy competition."
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