Japan regional forum idea may supersede Rudd plan

By Ben Doherty
Updated April 18 2018 - 7:37pm, first published October 26 2009 - 12:00am

HUA HIN, Thailand: China and the US want to be parties to any new regional international forum on security, economy and politics, but Australia's proposal for an Asia-Pacific community may be superseded by a Japanese proposal for an East Asian community that could involve a European Union-style common currency.

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