Press Releases


11 November 2010 (Yokohama)
10 November 2010 (Yokohama) - When the Leaders of the Asia Pacific region gather in Yokohama just a day after the G-20 Summit in Seoul, they face a delicate balancing act of continuing their ongoing agenda and responding to the urgent challenges facing the world.
10 November 2010 (Yokohama) - The Asia Pacific region has become more integrated, reaching a new high since 2000, according to annual composite index released by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
22 October 2010 (Tokyo) - The 19th PECC General Meeting was held in Tokyo on 21-22 October involving over 300 participants from 22 economies, against the backdrop of increased tension over currency values. Participants said that this issue needed to be managed appropriately in order to increase business confidence in the economic environment and to maintain focus on the core G-20 and APEC agendas.
6 June 2010 (Sapporo)
4 March 2010 (Tokyo) – Experts gathered in Tokyo for a two-day (4-5 March 2010) workshop to discuss measures to strengthen social resilience in the Asia-Pacific region. The meeting was convened by the Japan Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation and the opening remarks were delivered by Mr. Koichi Takemasa, the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan.

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Pacific Currents

Global value chains: From fruitful discussions to meaningful actions
Juan Navarro, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University

Climate change in SOTR
Christopher Findlay, Tilak Doshi and Eduardo Pedrosa

Digital Technologies, Services and the Fourth Industrial Revolutions
Submitted by Jane Drake-Brockman, Christopher Findlay, Yose Rizal Damuri and Sherry Stephenson 

COVID-19 has Exposed Major Gaps in our Social Safety Nets: In a Post-COVID World Will these Gaps be Closed?
Hugh Stephens
Vice Chair, CANCPEC; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

 Multilateral Cooperation is a Safeguard against Pandemics
Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

International cooperation during COVID-19
Sungbae An
Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Macroeconomics and Finance, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Drastic measures to stop spread of COVID-19 are necessary
Charles E. Morrison
Adjunct Fellow and Former President of the East-West Center; Former Co-Chair, PECC

ASEAN-China cooperation in time of COVID-19 pandemic
Jusuf Wanandi
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation; Former Co-Chair of PECC