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PacNet #27 – Step by Step, Asians Are Finally Getting Together

East Asia is finally getting together. Heads of government and ministers of Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia have been regularly meeting as a group since last year. In early May this year, economic ministers from the 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations met counterparts from China, Japan, and South Korea in Rangoon, one of the latest steps in a process of deepening ties.