There is anxiety among Australia’s Asia watchers that our involvement in Timor is leading to our exclusion from Asian affairs. They have been rattled by the formation of a new Asia Summit – the ASEAN countries plus China, Korea and Japan, which we have not been invited to join. The problem is not with what is going on in Asia, it is with some of the thinking in Australia.
PacNet #5 – Australia’s future
February 4, 2000