China, US reach consensus on resuming ITA talks

2014-11-12 18:37:52

China and the United States has reached consensus on resuming negotiations on updating the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA) by including more products.

Hallmarks of APEC Beijing meetings A-Z

2014-11-12 18:20:28

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, which concluded Tuesday, are set to engrave a number of hallmarks in the history of APEC, the host country China and the Asia-Pacific as a whole.

UN chief lauds China-US statement on climate change

2014-11-12 17:32:34

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday commended a joint statement announced by China and the United States on strengthening their cooperation on climate change.

US, China agree to reduce possibility of military accidents

2014-11-12 14:38:31

China and the United States agreed on measures to reduce the possibility of military accidents in the air and at sea, and to limit greenhouse gases as the two leaders pledged on Wednesday to manage differences and boost cooperation.

Xi lays out connectivity plan

2014-11-12 08:13:49

APEC members adopted a blueprint on Tuesday to strengthen physical, institutional and people-to-people connectivity and promote regional bonds. The blueprint asks members to make substantive moves and meet agreed-upon targets by 2025.

Regionwide tourism remains a priority

2014-11-12 08:13:49

APEC will continue to promote integration of its tourism market by encouraging member economies to ease visa restrictions for tourists and launch programs to expedite the immigration process, according to the APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-25.

Cultural initiatives, easier travel among strategic goals of members

2014-11-12 08:13:49

To improve people-to-people connectivity, the APEC Connectivity Blueprint for 2015-25 says the 21APEC economies are committed to continuing the expansion of the number of holders of the APEC Business Travel Card and to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the ABTC arrangement.

Nations act to deny corrupt officials 'safe haven'

2014-11-12 08:13:49

The leaders of the APEC economies are committed to strengthening cooperation and coordination on the repatriation of corrupt officials and recovery of their illicitly acquired assets, according to an APEC economic leaders' declaration released on Tuesday.

Innovation 'holds the key to progress'

2014-11-12 08:13:49

Deepening economic reform and a heavier dependence on emerging growth engines such as the Internet and green energy will provide strong upward momentum for the global economy while the risk of a worldwide recession stilllooms large, member economies of APEC concluded on Tuesday.

Singapore hopes for stronger ties

2014-11-12 08:13:49

Singaporean Ambassador to China Stanley Loh Ka Leung said he hopes for stronger cooperation with China on financial services, food safety and social governance, as the countries prepare to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations next year.

Xi calls for Manila to meet Beijing halfway

2014-11-12 08:13:49

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China expects the Philippines to adopt a constructive approach to disputes and adhere to a previously agreed consensus.

Blueprint to boost development of global value chains

2014-11-12 08:13:49

APEC leaders said on Tuesday they will draw up a strategic blueprint to promote development of global value chains and establish a regional cooperation network on a green supply chain.