Meet Challenges and Explore New Opportunities for Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation
Jiaxuan, Tang, The China Business Review
In the golden season of October, Shanghai, China, will greet the Ninth Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting, the first grand gathering of APEC in the new century. Leaders of its 21 members will meet in Shanghai and discuss matters of vital importance regarding Asia-Pacific economic cooperation.
The course covered by APEC for more than a decade has reflected the development and evolution of the political and economic structure of the Asia-Pacific region. "To strengthen regional cooperation and promote common development" has always been the shared objective of all the members. In keeping with the trend of our times, APEC has grown into an extremely important forum for economic cooperation in the region and made an outstanding contribution to the economic development of the Asia-Pacific and the world at large.
In the new century, APEC also faces many new challenges and opportunities. Globalization, the new economy, and new technologies have presented new tasks for deepening regional cooperation and exploring opportunities for future development. In this context, we have determined the theme of this year's APEC meeting: Meeting New Challenges in the New Century: Achieving Common Prosperity Through Participation and Cooperation. We hope that with the concerted efforts of all members, economic and technical cooperation will be further strengthened, members better positioned to participate in globalization and the new economy, trade and investment facilitated, the multilateral trading system supported, dialogue on macroeconomic policy launched and sustained, and stable economic development boosted in the Asia-Pacific region.
As an important member of the APEC community, China has all along been an active supporter of and participant in APEC's cooperative initiatives. President Jiang Zemin has attended all previous APEC Economic Leaders Meetings and stated China's views on such major and frontier issues as the approach, priorities, and …
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Publication information: Article title: Meet Challenges and Explore New Opportunities for Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation. Contributors: Jiaxuan, Tang - Author. Magazine title: The China Business Review. Volume: 28. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 2001. Page number: 6. © U.S.-China Business Council Mar/Apr 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.