In my prior post about Japan’s new Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama’s opinion piece on the NYT
, I was encouraged by Hatoyama’s view of an Asian Union. This is an interesting trend I encourage our readers to follow. Xinhua reported Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada and ROK Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Yu Myung Hwan has met in Shanghai on September 28, 2009 to “deepen their all-round cooperative partnership
.” This is in preparation for the three countries top leaders to meet in October in Beijing. It will be interesting to see what new trilateral agreements they reach by then, at which time the top leaders will endorse and announce.
From TVOntario’s flagship current affairs program The Agenda with Steve Paikin
Kishore Mahbubani is dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore and the author of “The New Asian Hemisphere.”
“One of the greatest flaws in western discourse is the assumption that the 900 million people in the West speaks for the world. They don’t!”
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