Last week the World Bank's Chief Economist for the East Asia and Pacific region took questions on the economic prospects for the region during a one-hour live chat . Soon after the release of the latest East Asia and Pacific Economic Update , Bert Hofman  took the chance to directly address some of the questions you and others submitted in advance and during the live chat.
Some of the questions received included: What is the best financing mechanism for renewable energy sources growth in the region? What will China's economic development look like 10 years from now and what will its role be in the global economy? How insulated is the Asia region from the financial and trade contagion effects in the US and Europe as compared to the 2008-09 financial crisis? Is there room for an Asia Pacific economic community like the EU?
While there wasn't enough time to get to all of them, the chat covered many relevant issues. If you missed it, take a look at the transcript here , and send us any comments through the reply function of this blog. Ah, we also live-tweeted excerpts of the discussion through @worldbanklive .