Opinions on Asian Integration 
2004

 
 
December
Laying a Foundation for a New East Asia
Eric Teo Chu Cheow (Business Consultant and Strategist based in Singapore and Council Secretary of the Singapore Institute for International Affairs) 
The Japan Times
Countdown for Asian Economic Integration
Nagesh Kumar (Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India) 
The Financial Express, India
An Asian Economic Union
Rowan Callick ( Asia Pacific Editor of the Australian Financial Review) 
Tech Central Station, USA
Bigger Steps Towards Asian integration
Eric Teo Chu Cheow
(Business Consultant and Strategist based in Singapore and Council Secretary of the Singapore Institute for International Affairs) 
China Daily
Regional Economic Cooperation Shows Strong Momentum in 2004
Xinhua Online, China 
Japan Needs Its own `Asian' Vision
The Asahi Shimbun, Japan 
Emergence of China May be a Threat But It is also a Great Opportunity for the Asian Tigers
Lars Henriksson (Vice President Business Development, TA Securities, 502 50 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
The Financial Times, London

Asia Takes  A Historic Step 
The Japan Times
Editorial

China-ASEAN Free Trade Zone to be Positive
Xinhua Online, China

Asia Stands Divided Against Dollar and Euro
William Pesek Jr
.
Bloomberg News 

Towards An East Asian Community
The Korean Herald
Three Nation Action Strategy
The Asahi Online, Japan 
November
A Step Closer to Asian Mega-merger
Sudhir T. Devare 
The Strait Times, Singapore 
China-ASEAN New Trade Agreements: A Major Step to Asian Integration
Xinhua Online, China
ASEAN Summit: Continuing the Dynamism
Ong Keng Yong (Secretary General, ASEAN)
The Jakarta Post, Indonesia
Northeast will be India's Gateway to the East: Indian PM
Dr Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister of India)
Malyala Manorma, India 
Regional Economic Integration in Asia
Nagesh Kumar (Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India) 
The Financial Express, India
October
China-ASEAN FTA to Help Bring About Asia's Economic Integration
Zhang Yongxing
Xinhua Online, China
Speeding up East Asian Integration
Zhao Huaipu (Associate Professor, China Foreign Affairs University) 
China Daily

First Things First
Business Standard, India

Toward Political and Cultural Cooperation
Edgardo B Espiritu (Philippine Ambassador to Court of St. James)
The Manila Times
ASEAN: Also A Model of Integration
Edgardo B Espiritu (Philippine Ambassador to Court of St. James)
The Manila Times
The Asian Perspective of Inter-regional Cooperation
Edgardo B Espiritu (Philippine Ambassador to Court of St. James)
The Manila Times
September
Sino-Indian Ties Could Alter the Trade Balance
Anna Greenspan
The Strait Times, Singapore
Intra-Asian Exchange Rate Viable 
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Opinions of Dr Willem Duisenberg, Former European Central Bank President)
The Edge Daily, Malaysia
Reviving an Idea for Asian Community
George Sioris ( President Emeritus, Asiatic Society of Japan)
The Japan Times
A Partnership in Review/Economic Gravity : Asian Union
Opinions of Eisuke Sakakibara (Head, International Monetary Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan)
The Asahi Shimbun, Japan
August
Monetary Tie-ups Necessary to Avoid Trade Friction in Asia
Anthony Rowley
The Business Times

Asia Needs a Bonding Experience, And Fast
William Pesek Jr.
Bloomberg News

Cooperation A Must in Region
Kim Seok Hwan
JoongAng Daily, South Korea

Eastern Comfort, Go for it
G.Parthasarthy
The Indian Express

Is An Asian Union Possible?
MV Kamath (Chief, Prasar Bharti, India)
Newstodaynet.com

When will China and Japan let History be History?
Goh Sui Noi
The Strait Times

Energy Cooperation Urgent in NEA
Lee Su Hon (Professor, School of North Korean Studies, Kyungnam University, South Korea)
The Korea Times

Cooperation Crucial for Asia's Sustainable Economic Growth
Opinions of Thanong Bidoya (Former Finance Minister and Chairman, Thai Airways, International , Thailand)

Xinhua Online

Asian Currency Zone Beckons
Mamoru Ishida (Guest Fellow, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Zhengzhou University, China)
The Japan Times

The Kunming Initiative
Syed Ishtiaque Reza
The Financial Express, Bangladesh

July

Engaging Asia and the World 
Kavi Chongkittavorn
(Executive Editor, The Nation, Thailand)
The Nation, Thailand

India Has Come Out of Its Shell and Looked East
Kavi Chongkittavorn (Executive Editor, The Nation, Thailand)
The Nation, Thailand

India Must be Included in the ASEAN-plus Three Dialogue: Indian PM
Outlook, India
East Asia Community Concept Becoming Realistic Idea
Foreign Press Center
Japan Today

China's 'Asia co-prosperity sphere'
Sushil Seth
The Taipei Times, Taiwan

Asia Flexes its Free-trade Muscles
Tim Shorrock
The Financial Express, Bangladesh
June

ASEAN FTA seen leading to Pan Asia Free Trade
Manila Bulletin Online
June 26, 2004 

5 proposals for Asian cooperation
Proposals made by Chinese Premier Wen Jibao
English East Day

FTAs: An Economic Reality For Multilateral Trade
Chak Mun See (Singaporeĺs Chief Negotiator during the Uruguay Round and  currently High Commissioner of Singapore to India)
Financial Express, India 

A Single Asian Currency
Edgardo B. Espiritu
(Philippine Ambassador to Court of St. James)
The Manila Times

May
Trilateral Axis a Win-win Deal
Feng Zhaokui
China Daily

It's Time to Recreate the Asian Success Story
Monirul Haq
Financial Express, Bangladesh

Asia Needs the Freedom of Its Own Monetary Fund
Martin Wolf
Financial Times, London

Bilateral Cooperation Among China, Japan and India More Realistic
Liu Xuecheng (Researcher, China Institute of International Studies) 
People's Daily, China

ADB Focuses on Asian Integration
Kim Jae-kyoung and Peter Strydom
The Korea Times
Asia Lagging in Regional Trade Agreements
Chang Se-moon (Professor of Economics, University of South Alabama)
The Korea Times 
What's next as ASEAN+3 integrates?
Yoshihiro Iwasaki (Senior Official, Asian Development Bank, Manila)
The Japan Times

Is Single East Asian Currency a Pipe Dream?
Andy Mukherjee
Bloomberg News

Asian Highway to put regional trade in top gear
G. Srinivasan
The Hindu Business Line, India 

April
Asian Values Shade Japan Hostage Crisis
Tom Plate (Professor, UCLA; Member, Pacific Council on Economic Policy; Founder, Asia Pacific Media Network and new UCLA Media Center) 
The Japan Times
Solidifying East Asian Co-op  
Wu Yixue
China Daily
The Neighbourhood, at least is Looking Good
Allan Gyngell (Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Australia) 
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
India Inc Flaunts at Boao
Urmi A Goswami
The Economic Times
Revitalising The Bangkok Agreement
ProAct Newsletter, Editorial
Realising The Asian Dream
Nagesh Kumar (Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India) 
The Financial Express, India

Asia's Big Appetite Ensures a Healthy Commodities Market
Martin Wolf
Financial Times, London

The Challenge of East Asian Economic Integration
Munakata Naoko
The New Nation, Bangladesh
Can Japan-China-India Axis be a Reality
Sunanda K Datta Ray
Rediff.com
Asians Fighting The Next Asian Energy Crisis
Richard Hanson
Asia Times,
Hong Kong
Free Trade in South Asia Needs Synergy
Durgadas Roy (Director, Indian Council for Economic Research) 
Asia Times,
Hong Kong
Get Together to Strengthen Asian Power
Kim Seok-hwan
JoongAng Daily, South Korea
In Asia, Booming Demand Powers Stock Rise
Thomas Watterson  
Christian Science Monitor
Growing Economic Integration in Asia
Forbes magazine Online
March
World Needs to Change Its Financial Architecture
David E. Sumual (Analyst, Danareksa Research Institute, Jakarta)
The Jakarta Post 
Realising Regional Integration
Zhang Yunling
China Daily
Overlapping RIAs: Challenges Galore
Opinion in Lead
Proact Newsletter
Japan Looks at India
Suvendrini Kakuchi
The Asia Times
Free Trade Deals Key to Reforming Japan
The Yomiuri Shimbun
February 
Everybody is Doing It
The Economist
Reserves could Hasten Asian Integration
Pradumna B. Rana (Asia Recovery Information Centre, Asian Development Bank)
In Search of an Asian IT Agenda
Subimal Bhattacharjee
The Financial Express, India
Once Again, The East is Rising
David Howell (Member, House of Lords, United Kingdom)
The Japan Times
McWorld Gathers Steam in East Asia
Jim Lobe
Asia Times, Hong Kong 
India, China and Energy Security
Nandakumar J
Asia Times, Hong Kong
January
India and China Fuel Global Recovery
Thalif Deen
Asia Times, Hong Kong 
It's High Time That Asia Got Its Act Together
Anthony Rowley
The Business Times, Singapore
   
2003