Comments on Kyung-Tae Lee “Where is the East Asian Community going?” 21/03/2010, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/03/21/where-is-the-east-asian-community-going/
While some of the proposals may on their own have some merits, some of them may have acted as distractions and have the effect to hinder the progress of establishing an East Asia community.
East Asian countries need to unite and have in mind a common regional interest that assists its members' interests.
They need to look forward, as opposed to look backward.
Some issues should be left as bygone as bygone, and people should be focused on the common interest that will be better for every member from Pareto efficiency point of view, if I can borrow a jargon.
It may be easier to start with a common denominator to establish the core, and then keep the community open to legitimate members, as long as they share the chart for the community.