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APEC 2014: What’s Next?

2014 was a big year for the APEC summit. So... what's next?

The APEC summit has only just ended, but like the return of hazy skies over Beijing, clouds of uncertainty surrounding the regional forum have again drifted overhead. This is familiar weather for APEC, a grouping that has faced questions about its future for well over a decade. On the face of it, China’s year of […]

Are India and China Ready to Lead Trade?

With two global trade pacts in balance, will India and China seize the opportunity to lead?

India and China are giants on the world stage, with a combined population of 2.6 billion — more than one-third of humanity. Adjusted for purchasing power, their combined economic output tops $20 trillion, well ahead of America’s $17 trillion. However, when it comes to international trade negotiations, it remains an open question whether India and […]

APEC at the Apex

APEC deliberations will shape the future of both Asia and the global economy.

The significance of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Beijing consists not so much in what is on APEC’s agenda as in what transpires on the sidelines. Meetings between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama; as well as Xi’s meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loom especially large. These bilateral relationships […]