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Asia-Pacific Economic Co-Operation

Apec's Beijing move no skin off Hong Kong's nose

The following conversation might or might not have taken place. However, its contents will be treated with disbelief by the serried ranks of "experts" who purport to know how business is conducted but have never had their knowledge sullied by any actual experience.

Wednesday, 5 March, 2014, 1:25am 4 comments

Key Apec meeting switched from Hong Kong to Beijing

Hong Kong has been replaced by Beijing as the venue for a meeting of Apec finance ministers and central bankers later this year.

26 Feb 2014 - 3:09am 47 comments

Clinton to make China stopover on Asia Pacific tour

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hold talks in China and become the first top US diplomat to visit East Timor and a Pacific island summit on an 11-day Asia trip, US officials said on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2012 - 1:14pm

Grand illusions

The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Shanghai was dominated by US diplomatic efforts to win broad support for its war against terror. This was just as well. Otherwise, it would have become embarrassingly obvious that the summit achieved absolutely nothing in the area it was supposed to focus on: economic co-operation.

23 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

HK to push liberalisation at Apec

Hong Kong will stress the need for commitment to trade liberalisation when its delegation attends next month's Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum meetings in Kuala Lumpur, Director-General of Trade Alan Lai Nin said yesterday.

Priority would be given to achieving agreement on early voluntary sector liberalisation (EVSL).

30 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Yantai hosts forum on small-firm competitiveness

Shandong's port city of Yantai plays host to the second Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum on small and medium-sized enterprises from Thursday.

The one-week meeting in the northeastern city is co-sponsored by the Apec group and the State Economic and Trade Commission.

6 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Territory to propose the reduction of toy tariffs in Apec region

Hong Kong intends to push ahead with the suggestion that Asia-Pacific countries cut import tariffs on toys.

The proposal will form part of the territory's contribution to the early liberalisation programme drafted by the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec).

Submissions have to be made by July 15.

28 May 1997 - 12:00am