- just like EU is integrating under European Union, there may not be a proposed Asian Union as a distinct entity, but Asian nations must work together to integrate the regions, so borders are as irrelevant as possible and people, goods and services can move freely, although migration must be strictly under control
Asian EU will never happen due to the poverty and population of Asia. Pan Asianism is a failure, no country wants to follow a single country.
I agree in parts. I don´t think poverty and population decide over a cooperation or even union. I see two major blocs can be established:
ASEAN+3 (China, Japan, S. Korea)
INDIA+ (other south asian nations)
The first works well, and cooperations can be deepened. The second bloc may be worth thinking. I am not sure about the idea of a a permanent leadership of a bloc, rotating chairman is a good option.
ASEAN+3 is not China leader.
In fact, the meetings organized by ASEAN (ASEAN Sumit, East Asia Sumit, Asia–Europe Meeting -ASEM, ARF,...) ASEAN at the center of these meetings.