BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Asian leaders eye EU-style bloc
Asian leaders meeting in Thailand are discussing plans to "lead the world" by forming an EU-style community by 2015.
Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama argued nations should take advantage of the region's more rapid recovery from the recession than the West.
"It would be meaningful for us to have the aspiration that East Asia is going to lead the world," he said.
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are meeting other regional heads at Cha-Am beach resort.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Asian leaders eye EU-style bloc or how the East will rule the world
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