Asian EU a 'long-term' goal

Japan's call for an East Asian Community similar to the EU has been welcomed by China and supporters of the idea say it will accelerate regional integration.
The 5th Beijing-Tokyo Forum, co-sponsored by China Daily and Japanese non-profit think tank Genron NPO, closed Tuesday morning in Dalian, Liaoning province.
Japan and China ties rated high in survey
History will play a major role in deciding the course of Sino-Japanese bilateral ties, said Chen Jian, a former Chinese ambassador to Japan, at the Fifth Beijing-Tokyo Forum here on Tuesday