Higher standards are required to match higher aspirations in middle-income countries
But the subregion faces challenges to its prosperity likereducing poverty, climate change adaptation and mitigation, energy efficiency, food security.
The summits provide an opportunity for leaders to forge relationships, sort out differences and progress shared interests
Thailand can leverage its location and strengths in multiple business areas, as well as its readiness in terms of technology and the digital business sector
A confident, rules-based environment for international trade has made possible the remarkable improvements in East Asian living standards over the past 50 years.
The global debt-to-GDP ratio has grown beyond expectations since the 2007–08 global financial crisis, and governments will struggle to pay off the interest