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1989 Nov 6
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, initiated by Australia, began as an informal Ministerial-level dialogue group with 12 members: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States.
Links: Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, APEC     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
1994 Nov 14
President Clinton, in Indonesia, met one-on-one with the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea, winning pledges to keep the pressure on North Korea to freeze its nuclear weapons program.
Links: USA, China, Japan, North Korea, Indonesia, South Korea, Nuclear, APEC, ClintonB     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
1994 Nov 15
The 18-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group concluded a two-day summit in Indonesia by adopting a sweeping resolution to remove trade and investment barriers in the region by 2020.
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1996 Sep 24
In the Philippines about 3,000 slum dwellers marched to the Presidential Palace in Manila to denounce the demolition of their homes. Wrecking crews have destroyed about 3,000 shanties with 13,000 more scheduled for destruction before the Asia Pacific Economic Conference on Nov 24.
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1996 Nov 20
1996 Nov 25
In the Philippines the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) was to be held in Manila. APEC has 18 member countries and its goal is to remove all trade barriers by 2020.
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1996 Nov 25
President Clinton won a victory on the trade front by getting Pacific Rim leaders meeting in the Philippines to accept the year 2000 as a deadline for cutting tariffs on information technology.
Links: USA, Philippines, APEC, ClintonB, Pacific Rim     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
1997 Nov 24
Pres. Clinton and APEC Asian leaders in Vancouver discussed ways of calming the Asian economic crisis and agreed on the rough details of a $68 billion bailout with loans from the IMF.
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1997 Nov 25
President Clinton and Pacific Rim leaders meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, approved a rescue strategy for Asian economies shaken by plunging currencies, bank failures and bankruptcies. The 2-day APEC summit in Vancouver closed and leaders agreed to an IMF bailout plan. Forum leaders also agreed to admit Russia, Vietnam and Peru into the organization as of 1998.
Links: Russia, Peru, Canada, USA, Vietnam, APEC, ClintonB     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
1998 Nov 14
In Malaysia thousands gathered to criticize Prime Minister Mahathir as world leaders gathered for the 6th APEC forum.
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1999 Sep 10
Asian-Pacific leaders met for a summit in Auckland (City of Sails), New Zealand.
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1999 Sep 11
President Clinton, attending a conference of Asia-Pacific leaders in New Zealand and backed by the UN General Assembly, demanded that Indonesia allow an international force to restore peace in East Timor.
Links: USA, Indonesia, APEC, ClintonB, Timor-Leste     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
1999 Sep 11
In New Zealand the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) opened for its 7th annual session.
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1999 Sep 13
In New Zealand Asia-Pacific (APEC) leaders ended their 3-day conference and called for the abolition of all agricultural export subsidies.
Links: New Zealand, APEC, Agriculture     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2000 Sep 11
In Australia some 5,000 protestors rallied against the Asia-Pacific Economic Summit 2000 in Melbourne.
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2000 Sep 12
A series of clashes between police and protesters marred a generally peaceful second day of the three-day Asia-Pacific Economic Summit in Melbourne, Australia.
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2001 Oct 20
During a visit to Shanghai, China, Pres. Bush challenged Asian leaders to help "save the civilized world" by joining his war against terrorism.
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2001 Oct 21
Pacific Rim leaders ended a 2-day economic summit and condemned the Sep 11 attacks against the US and denounced terrorism in all its forms.
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2002 Jul 31
Southeast Asian nations signed an anti-terror pact with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell ahead of his visit to Indonesia.
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2002 Oct 21
APEC delegates, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam began meetings at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to discuss terrorism and the world economy.
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2004 Nov 19
APEC, the Asia-Pacific Economic cooperation summit, opened in Chile.
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2004 Nov 21
In Chile Asia-Pacific leaders wrapped up an annual summit dominated by US President George W. Bush's core security agenda.
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2005 Nov 17
President Bush in South Korea took a hardline stance against North Korea, saying the US won't help the communist nation build a civilian nuclear reactor to produce electricity until it dismantles its nuclear weapons programs.
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2005 Nov 17
Chinese President Hu Jintao assured a Pacific Rim forum in South Korea that there is nothing to fear from his fast-developing country, which he said has great potential to contribute to global peace.
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2005 Nov 18
South Korean riot police used high pressure hoses to hold back protesters chanting anti-Bush slogans from the site of the APEC summit at Busan.
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2005 Nov 19
Bush and other Pacific Rim leaders in South Korea urged Europe to show new flexibility on farm subsidies, an issue that has stalled global trade negotiations. The 21 APEC leaders promised to boost cooperation on fighting terrorism and preparing for a possible flu pandemic. They endorsed a roadmap for lifting trade barriers across APEC member countries and launched an initiative to protect intellectual property.
Links: USA, South Korea, APEC, BushGW, Pacific Rim     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
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2006 Nov 15
In Vietnam envoys meeting on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific economic summit, tried to cobble together a united strategy for upcoming talks aimed at convincing North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons program.
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2006 Nov 16
Pres. Bush in Singapore voiced tentative support for a free trade agreement covering all 21 members of APEC and warned North Korea against trying to sell nuclear arms.

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2006 Nov 18
President Bush lobbied world leaders in Vietnam and lined up support for pressuring North Korea to prove it is serious about dismantling its nuclear weapons program. Asia-Pacific leaders put their political muscle behind the drive to free up global trade, but they struggled to find common ground on how best to tackle the North Korea nuclear crisis.
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2006 Nov 19
President Bush in Vietnam sought Chinese President Hu Jintao's help on dual fronts, aiming to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions and encourage the Chinese people to buy more US goods. Pacific Rim leaders urged North Korea to take concrete steps to live up to its commitments to stop developing nuclear weapons.
Links: USA, China, Vietnam, North Korea, APEC, BushGW     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2006 Nov 19
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe, fresh after his first Asia-Pacific summit, kicked off his official visit to Vietnam as business chiefs unveiled plans to invest more than 700 million dollars.
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2007 May 29
President Bush's environmental adviser said the US rejects the EU's all-encompassing target on reduction of carbon emissions. The US and Australia ruled out a regional carbon trading scheme before the meeting officially opened in the northern city of Darwin, saying it was too early to impose uniform targets on APEC nations. APEC members already account for 60% of global energy demand and their needs are expected to almost double by 2030. Fidel Castro lambasted President Bush for opposing the EU's goal for an agreement on carbon emissions at next week's Group of Eight summit.
Links: Australia, USA, Environment, Cuba, APEC, BushGW     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2007 Sep 3
Climate change activists staged a break-in at an Australian power station as a pattern of guerrilla-style raids emerged ahead of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Sydney.
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2007 Sep 6
In Australia Pacific Rim nations agreed that climate change was of "vital interest," but officials squabbled over whether their leaders should include energy efficiency targets in a statement at their annual summit. China’s President Hu Jintao, on the defensive over recalls of tainted toothpaste, pet food and toys, told President Bush that Beijing was stepping up product safety inspections.
Links: Australia, USA, China, Environment, APEC, BushGW, Pacific Rim     Click to see the source(s) for this event 
 
2008 Nov 22
In Peru the 21 leaders at the APEC conference endorsed a sweeping action plan that had been approved a week ago at the G20 emergency meeting in Washington.
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2008 Nov 23
President George W. Bush, wrapping up his final summit with world leaders, offered a message of hope that despite the worst economic crisis in decades, the global economy will emerge in better shape. He was expected to tout the benefits of free trade during a meeting with his host, Peru's President Alan Garcia, before attending the final sessions of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) as he wrapped up three days of discussions. Summit leaders predicted a worldwide recovery in 18 months.
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2010 Nov 14
Japan and Peru said they have reached an agreement on a free-trade deal. The 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group ended their summit in Japan with pledges to press ahead with moves toward freer trade, with an eventual goal of a region-wide free trade zone.
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2011 Nov 12
Pres. Obama gathered with leaders of 20 other nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meeting in Hawaii. Obama’s trip was part of a 9-day trip that would include visits to aus Obama’s trip was part of a 9-day trip that would include visits to Australia and Indonesia.
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2012 Aug 7
Russia began hosting a 3-day meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) on Russky Island, just off the coast of Vladivostok. A 3,100 meter cable bridge to the island was the longest cable bridge in the world.
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2012 Sep 9
In Vladivostok, Russia, Pacific Rim leaders pledged to fend off the deepening damage from the European crisis and revive flagging growth in the region by supporting open trade, reforming their economies and strengthening public finances as the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum wrapped up an annual summit.
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2013 Oct 7
The 2-day Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit opened in Bali, Indonesia. At its end leaders agreed that that the Doha round of global trade talks were at an impasse and urged trade ministers to reconvene in December to get negotiations back on track.
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2013 Oct 9
In Brunei the leaders of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations (APEC) met for their annual 2-day East Asia Summit. Members first gathered together before holding group discussions with non-member partners, including the US, China, Japan, South Korea and India.
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2013 Oct 9
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for a South China Sea of "peace, friendship and cooperation" as he extended a hand in Brunei to APEC leaders wary of Beijing's territorial claims in the strategic waters.
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2014 Nov 8
Ministers from Pacific Rim countries endorsed a call to formally start work on a free-trade initiative seen as an effort by China to raise its influence in trade policy. 21 Asia Pacific countries agreed to cooperate on the extradition of corrupt officials, enhance asset recovery efforts and establish an anti-corruption transparency network to share intelligence on graft.
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2014 Nov 10
Pres. Obama announced in Beijing China and the US had reached a reciprocal agreement to extend visa validity periods to as long as a decade.
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2014 Nov 10
Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed world leaders to this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit.
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2014 Nov 11
China’s Pres. Xi Jinping said an Asia-Pacific summit has endorsed a Beijing-backed route towards a vast free trade area in the region.
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2015 Nov 17
The Philippines and Vietnam signed an agreement to elevate their relationship to a strategic partnership as leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories gathered in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.
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2015 Nov 18
US President Barack Obama demanded China end artificial island building in the hotly contested South China Sea, upping the pressure on Beijing at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) gathering in Manila.
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2016 Nov 18
In Lima, Peru, Asia-Pacific leaders were urged to defend free trade from rising protectionism after the election victory of Donald Trump stoked fears that years of tearing down barriers to global commerce could be reversed.
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2016 Nov 20
In Peru President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to each other start of the opening session of APEC, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima. Obama held separate meetings with the leaders of Australia and Canada as he wrapped up the final foreign trip of his presidency.
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