Tsuyoshi NojimaÔºöJapan, China at odds on summit

From asahi.comÔºö

Tokyo is eager to open up membership to the grouping, but Beijing is wary.

Asian giants and China have locked horns over membership to the East Asia summit that will meet in Malaysia later this year.

Tokyo wants to drastically expand the membership, while China does not.

Tokyo has lobbied Asian nations about Australia, India and New Zealand joining the group. An expanded gathering could open the door to giving the United States observer nation status, officials say.

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