"Towards an East Asian Community"
The Network of East Asian Think-Tanks (NEAT), which convened its 3rd Annual Conference in Tokyo, Japan on 22-23 August 2005, makes the following Policy Recommendations:
Guiding Principles of Community Building in East Asia
1. Peace, Prosperity and Progress
The goal of community building in East Asia should be the promotion of the welfare and well-being of the people, and the realization of the East Asian vision of cooperative ‘Peace, Prosperity and Progress.’ An East Asian Community must promote peace by building trust and confidence as well as ensuring the mutual security. The community should promote prosperity by increased interdependence of trade, investment and technologies. An East Asian Community should also promote progress by improving governance, enhancing protection of basic human rights and advancing quality of life of people.