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ASEM: Who?

How many Europeans know that an ASEM Summit will be held in Brussels on 4-5 October this year, attended by prime ministers or presidents of 45 countries plus the EU/Commission? Indeed, how many are aware of the existence of ASEM, which is distinct from ASEAN? ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) embraces the 10 ASEAN members (Brunei, Cambodia,… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

James Kynge in today’s Financial Times disputes the received wisdom that, with the collapse in US consumer demand, China has no alternative but to increase domestic demand. He argues that the huge increase in China’s trade with south-east Asia and Africa, Brazil and India, has been largely ignored. During the first 10 months of 2009,… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick