I am wondering whether any of the young scholars around you see this week's meeting between Abe and Xi and S korea as the opportunity for Japan China Korea and the AP7 to face the sdgs. I assume the AP7 integrates the islands of 4 Taiwan 5 HK 6 Singapore (and hence Asean) & the continental region of 7 India/Bangladesh
I interpret all my father's named survey's in The Economist as wanting to cheer on the AP7 rising - how sdgs depend on the 2/3 of peoples/families who are Asian are the new new world that can unite the old world' s3 continents that crossover in the middle east and America's North South Belt Roads. In 2012 I understood the Japan Embassy in Dhaka to host 2 roundtables around similar maps with fazle abed and his tech visionary kamal quadir Bkash.com
Maybe my Scottish and younger friends and I are dreaming but I will try to discuss this with Vincent (President of Brac University) in New York while he is there Jan 7-8. What partnerships can only Brac U linkin now around women and jack ma's loveq rising?
Happy 2002s to all your scholars and your extraordinary human consciousness.
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Chris Macrae +1 240 316 8157