Australia confident of FTA with China


Australia is confident of securing a free-trade agreement with China in a year, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed at a press conference during the ongoing APEC Summit on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Monday.

APEC leaders meet on sustainable growth


The 21st informal economic leaders' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) kicked off in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, with sustainable growth and regional cooperation high on the agenda.

Mexico, Indonesia to establish comprehensive partnership


Mexico and Indonesia have pledged to set up a comprehensive partnership in the Indonesian island of Bali on the sideline of the ongoing APEC meeting, according to a press release of the APEC media center Monday.

APEC members urged to act on sustainable development


Members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) need to fast track sustainable development policies and implement them now, said a top environmental expert here on Sunday.

Indonesia, Mexico agree to enhance ties


Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto witnessed on Sunday the signing of agreements on cooperation in several sectors aimed at enhancing bilateral relations between the two nations.

Visas to create 2.6m jobs for APEC members


Centered on a booming travel industry, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies could create 2.6 million more jobs and generate an impressive $89 billion in earnings by 2016 by promoting visa facilitation, a study released on the sidelines of APEC said on Sunday.

APEC experts join UN panels to promote development


Pacific Rim countries pledged to mobilize scientific and technical expertise toward formulating solutions and establishing best practices for sustainable development here on Sunday during APEC meetings, officials said here.

Indonesia hails joint efforts on sustainable growth


Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called for here on Sunday all governments and stakeholders to work in partnership to promote sustainable growth with equity.

APEC CEO Summit kicks off in Bali, Indonesia


Heads of APEC members, chief executive officers from all over the world started meeting in Nusa Dua Bali of Indonesia on Sunday. China, Malaysia lift bilateral co-op to new level


President Xi visits Indonesia, Malaysia, attend APEC summit

Oct 2 to 3: Pay State Visit to Indonesia

Oct 4 to 5: Pay State Visit to Malaysia

Oct 6 to 8: Attend the 21st economic leaders' meeting of APEC forum and meet with global leaders in Bali, Indonesia


China's growth to benefit the world

With the US in a declining mode, the world needs a steadier China.

Thoughts after hearing Xi's speech

I was very happy to see that Xi Jinping did focus on trade and on the importance of Asia Pacific trade being cooperative and inclusive.