Question of the Week: What Issues Should Top the ASEAN Regional Forum Agenda?

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
July 19, 2010
ASEAN Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam

As part of her travels from July 19-23, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will lead the U.S. delegation to the 17th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum Ministerial in Hanoi, Vietnam, and will participate in the Post Ministerial Conference. This meeting includes all the key states of ASEAN plus the members from around the region, such as Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, and New Zealand, and others. Major topics of discussion will include regional security issues in Southeast Asia, relations with North Korea, and the role of the United States in the evolving structure of international relations in Asia.

What issues should top the ASEAN Regional Forum agenda?

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OysterCracker
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United States
July 19, 2010

O.C. in the U.S.A. writes:

Include Hawaii in your trading region. More food trade and grocery store competition in Hawaii which will reduce the average cost of food to all Hawaiians. More tourism to the Big Island which will help Hawaii's poor on the less well traveled islands. More school partnerships and travel opportunities that would improve Hawaiian education. More university partnerships and professor exchanges.

OysterCracker
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United States
July 19, 2010

O.C. in the U.S.A. writes:

Americans like Japanese and Asian products but they're only found in specialty stores. We would buy more Asian products if they were on mainstream grocery shelves. We want more Asian food choices. Also, we like Toyota cars but they need to design a mini vehicle smaller than the Yaris. Also an economy truck or van as big as a Yaris would reduce gas consumption. Americans will buy "small" if Toyota, Hyundai provide it.
We need coffin hotels because we have so many homeless living like sewer rats on the street. Coffin hotels would reduce the number of homeless people on America's streets and provide them a safe place to spend the night.

palgye
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South Korea
July 20, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dear to,

departure of the society strive to ensure equality(sub-Imposed low women's rights and provide opportunities to participate at least in terms of)

First-
Human rights and freedom of expression and China`s exchange rates(Yet it's hard to be the reserve currency, and Southeast Asian countries offer many opportunities for the possible suspect.In Asia, China, the status of the exporting country, but for the consumer market, ie employment and added value to cause three chasaneopyi also requires a lot of issues I think. Development, but not even think it's possible some of the region. The role of hub should be forced to think. Forced ... Japan's technology, access to new markets at the same time, i might think) and economic development, according to all the people that can afford the benefits of the welfare system must be provided to overcome differences so unequal economic opportunities and financial support for the work of the joint cooperation of at least The condition is considered. Education and health care, the actual owner of the supply of housing and working conditions for the departure of the society strive to ensure equality to think .... However, the development of economic society, tired of poor people, leaving immigrants to accept the reality ...

Second-
Limit the activation of early growth and domestic demand led search for new markets outside of mutual cooperation and active investment partners, to create regional jechejereul. (Not aware of the boomerang effect of the investment will be drastically meeting resistance are required.)

The economic position of Asia are too different in size
In policy rather than a high-risk population and geographical size of Asia, to a large country is relatively more developed countries to invest quickly and very fast when you think that is likely to see the effect. Ideology of democracy is more economical than the rich to think that is the effect.
Human rights and freedom of expression and free exchange rates and economic development, according to all the people that can afford the benefits of the welfare system must be provided to overcome differences so unequal economic opportunities and financial support for the work of the joint cooperation of at least The condition is considered. Education and health care, the actual owner of the supply of housing and working conditions for the departure of the society strive to ensure equality to think .... However, the development of economic society, tired of poor people to emigrate, leaving the reality involve

Thank You.

P.S
and, clea and clean more clean...

Europe and Latin America and Africa to the market a little longer to think about the effect of the Asian markets are thought to be faster. Economic recovery in some countries the situation is not sikilsu movement of specific areas you think you need to complete. (Who travel to Africa to promote the danger is wondering.)

aqeel k.
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Pakistan
July 20, 2010

Aqeel K. in Pakistan writes:

public to public relationship globally.

palgye
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South Korea
July 21, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Dear to,,,

-Visit the news and the screen was so impressive, can not be said any other representation. Report video taken at Panmunjom, the other did not think to find representation.

In Asia to ensure the rights of women in society to promote and prepare for the institutional mechanisms, if the law specifies minimum wage, and monitoring and supervision mechanism with the law courts until full settlement of the direct mechanism involves the administration to temporarily assuming considerable suspect that the effect is likely to represent. Yet, rather than the law of the powerful influence that many think of a word is...

Lack of awareness about the minimum wage, even I think. The debate about working conditions, except for some countries is so fast, I think.

and,
For women in distress, a refuge and a place for technical training is considered necessary. Lending institutions because of differences in each country the situation is fluid, I think.

Middle East from the Burqa Why do not you should start getting rid of social activities? My thoughts on Burqa tradition and oppression, but then the existence of women is closely related to the scarcity and the natural environment and to think with. However, the fundamental principles and away from the lost era of oppression, a symbol of the past have been forced to think. Tradition of unconditional reassurance era we live in, but to get out in time for the differentiation process of development that is derived naturally think that society is unique.

what about
Burqa to break
rather than the mirror?

P.S
I think is very appropriate. Sanctions. A substantial financial sanctions against North Korea without the help of an external action a month is going to be a prop, I think. How very appropriate, but a friend of North Korea and North Korea before the run to find another way for us to come to expect.

Thank You.

PALGYE
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South Korea
July 22, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Comes down to trap air under the blue and red on the top to the new symbol of Korea's national flag has been thought. Very careful consideration to where the appearance was impressive. 1 hundred years and 1% falling.

Among us 100 years, you've come this does not, the 100-year normal way of thinking, everyday in their fields, worked one does not, the economic crisis, a clear recognition that without the reform of the stories in the press comes the confusion of the state fell think. Due to a personal history ..

Until now, most of the U.S. presidential election, the issue of the person making this issue an internal welfare, military, and economic development, such as by specifying a particular area, you are correct a little bit smaller than I think it was the crisis. However, the problem has been overcome and the world, the problem of the simultaneous reforms are necessary because the straight. Politics of the past era, rather than the wrong system, Then the situation was the result of such policies effectively got to think. If the opposite were the judges of the people think.

Short story, the collapse of one percent on the new criteria derived from the natural result of the passive defensive posture, I think. Worried or anxious about it for a moment to bury two old books that we think is right has been with the firm belief of the unity of the external appearance of the competitors, we believe the show. Inside to the outside of the competition right, but the process is open and looks like it is inconvenient to the citizens are anxious or not. Short story, the collapse of one percent on the new criteria derived from the natural result of the passive defensive posture, I think. Worried or anxious about it for a moment to bury two old books that we think is right has been with the firm belief of the unity of the external appearance of the competitors, we believe the show. Inside to the outside of the competition right, but the process is open and looks like it is inconvenient to the citizens are anxious or not.

All those history proves to us that one of the many times I have read the flow of new ideas and philosophies aligned to him, political, administrative, economic and social systems, we also provide the leadership and civic duty tells us that . Are you kkakeu grass? Kkakeu Why is this? Vitality to an old order that have ended with the birth of a new life is permanent grass in the yard that was attributed to experience. Simply beautiful, while still being dismissive,

Cheeky is a long story I think. Experience and knowledge of young yateunde, but we do not doubt that the people around us, embrace the advances in the long run if you think that might be the victory. Close your eyes and a short one minute silence at the beginning until now, I think the obvious thing to think about it .. No system is perfect politics that strives for perfection but to remember that if we had All those long ....unity.

http://vietnambooking.info
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Vietnam
July 23, 2010

V.B. in Vietnam writes:

The region needs it's on clean up in terms of corruption, politics, social suppression,etc. Many people lack education and are left behind in terms of wealth creation or development and the lack of money to feed a family. Natural disasters can also fuel death and the lack of housing, clean water, food and other basic essential. The US has its on problems so how can they help tackle issues they do not understand?

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
July 23, 2010

Eric in New Mexico writes:

@ Palgye,

Interesting thoughts, sometimes economies just have to have the boot lifted from it's potential, and when someone wants to put the boots to you, the American response is "don't tred on me." Sometimes it takes an act of Congress to feed people, sometimes it means being willing to go to war to remove a tin horn dictator if he becomes more stupid than intelligence can possibly imagine...but hey...not to worry...we have the imagination to deal with it together.

"It is a threat to the Korean peninsula and the region of Asia as a whole. And the DPRK's position is clear: there will be a physical response to the threat imposed by the United States militarily." Right, so if investment is a coward in the face of uncertainty, then one simply needs to remove the source of instability. I'm afraid that the proverbial cow pie is about to hit the fan my friend...and it may mean some fireworks are in the offing.

Somedays you just have to call the bully in the neigborhood out, since he's spoiling for a fight, and then kick his butt. So he won't be no bully, he be gone, gone, gone. And then folks can live in peace once more.

Anna
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District Of Columbia, USA
July 23, 2010

Anna in Washington, DC writes:

Burma

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