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An “Asian Union” is On the Way | Thinkers Forum·Zhang Weiwei & Vijay Prashad

A united Asia as one integrated continent might sound fabulous, but opinions are divided already at the first step - what counts as an "Asian state"? Russia has most of its territory in Asia yet recognizes itself as European; Australia even considers itself a continent; Turkey hopes to join the EU instead of its Asian companies... There are lots of obstacles ahead of this vision of the Asian Union. Professor Zhang Weiwei and professor Vijay Prashad now deal with this identity problem: How to lay the groundwork for this pan-continental cooperation?