Asian Awakening

Largely ignored by George Bush, Asia will be getting more attention from President Clinton, who wants the U.S. in on the action in the booming region. In a speech at Waseda University July 6, the eve of the Tokyo summit, Clinton will propose a strengthened economic alliance with Asia and suggest that this year's meeting of the 12-nation Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation group, set to convene in Seattle in November, be upgraded to a heads-of-government summit. As APEC president for 1993, Clinton would host.

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