Bangkok to host 11th APEC Tourism Ministerial Meeting in August 2022

In its leadership role as the host country, Thailand is aiming to push forward the APEC Policy Recommendations on Regenerative Tourism to pave the way forward for the future of tourism that ensures that the industry contributes to all types of well-being locally.

APEC Region’s Economy to Grow by 6% in 2021

The economy of the APEC region is expected to grow by 6 percent in 2021 but the World Bank has slashed Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) projection for 2021 to just 1%, from 2.2% originally forecast, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

APEC’s role in facilitating regional integration for the well-being of all

As one of the most dynamic regions in the world in terms of demographics and trade activities, APEC has contributed to the region’s prosperity and poverty reduction, creating more jobs for the people.

Thailand – China trade to increase to US$100bn by 2015

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC Summit 2013

Europe’s New role in the Pacific century

Author: Frans-Paul van der Putten, Clingendael This century will be America’s Pacific century, wrote US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the November issue of Foreign Policy . As she put it: ‘The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the centre of the action’. Last week Secretary Clinton repeated her message in a speech at the East-West Centre in Honolulu. So where does this leave Europe? Judging from Secretary Clinton’s words, unless Europe is involved in Asia it will not have a meaningful say in the future of politics

Four Incremental Steps Towards the AEC

In today’s post, we examine recent incremental steps taken by ASEAN to realize the ASEAN Economic Community. Considered separately, each step may not seem like much. However, taken as a whole, they evidence active foundation-building at various levels in ASEAN.

Operations could resume within 45 days in flooded industrial estates

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will explain the flooding situation in Thailand to leaders at the upcoming ASEAN summit, to be held in Bali, Indonesia, from November 17 to 19.

Thai Prime Minister cancels trip to APEC summit

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday said she has cancelled her plan to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC Summit Nov 12-15, saying she is obliged to focus on the flood crisis response at home.