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The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wants an economy that will "lead the world" by 2015. To these ends, the group has commissioned a study on the feasibility of wrapping some of the world's most populated nations into a "freed trade zone" bloc not dissimilar to the European Union, according to published reports.
The Asian leaders, who are meeting in Thailand, said the association would tie together the ASEAN nations and regional partners "China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand," the BBC reported.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
I count now 3 threads on the subject?
Unfortunately, as with all of the really important stuff, we, the useless eaters, will not get a say. It will all be done by treaty, that wonderfull invention to circumvent sovreignty.
Originally posted by kick Flip
reply to post by whaaa
For the record i would like to state the people of New Zealand dislike asian's very much and will never agree to anything of the sort.
Not sure about Aussie though.....
There has been some really insightfull and common sense decisions coming out of NZ recently. Keep this up and all the expats in OZ will be coming home and bringing and Aussie under each arm.
Originally posted by Mr Gunter
John Key stated yesterday that New Zealand won't be part of it.
Anyhow, most Asians hate the Chinese. It wouldn't be a fairly balanced organisation.