Step Closer to Asian Mega-merger
The Strait Times
November 27, 2004
meetings in Vientiane this week between the Association of Southeast
Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the economic powerhouses of North-east
Asia, namely, Japan, China and South Korea, are expected to bring
economic integration a step closer.
the same occasion, the ASEAN and India summit, the third since the
dialogue was elevated to the summit level, will review the economic
gains the two sides have made and chart the path for future common
two parallel processes - ASEAN+3 and ASEAN+1 - signify one important
fact: that economic integration in Asia is on a growth trajectory.
There is rapidly increasing economic engagement, at both regional
and bilateral levels.
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