Timoshenko Valery Nikolaevich – Candidate of Science (Humanities), Head of the Department of General History at the Far East State University of Humanities (Khabarovsk).
Establishment of East-Asian Community caused wide discussions among the political and research circles of the Asian Pacific countries. These discussions are focused on the issues connected with the prospect of the accession of so-called non-Asian countries (Russia, the USA, Australia and New Zealand) to this organization. The paper analyses the prospects of the leading economies of the region from the point of view of their joining this new regional association.
Key words: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Association of South East Asian Nations (АSЕАN), East Asia Summit (EAS), East Asian Community (EAC), Asian Pacific Community (APC).