Mahathir looks beyond China to Japan

In These New Times

“Speaking at the Future of Asia conference, Mahathir also mooted the idea of an East Asia Economic Caucus (EAEC), a regional free trade zone he first proposed in 1997, to included Asean countries, China, Japan and South Korea, saying that a Pan-Asian bloc like EAEC could more effectively negotiate with major powers.”

Sensing the ebb of US power in Asia, Mahathir is quick to repose the question of East Asia economic unity in a situation  where Washington was no longer “in the position to demand that we not form the EAEC”.

Asia Times

16th June, 2018

Malaysia’s newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is back on the world stage – and is not shy about stating his opinions.

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