The Heat discusses expectations for APEC forum

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CHINA-APEC-SUMMITA paramilitary policemen stands guard outside the media center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing on November 7, 2014. Top leaders and ministers of the 21-member APEC grouping are meeting in Beijing from November 7 to 11. (AFP PHOTO/WANG ZHAO)

Leaders from 21 countries representing more than half of the world’s GDP have descended on Beijing for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting. What can the world expect to come out of these meetings?

APEC members make up 40 percent of the world’s people, 44 percent of all world trade, and 55 percent of the world’s GDP. The forum, which lasts until Nov. 11, will include a meeting between leaders from the U.S. and China, discussions on the region’s trade programs, and plans to handle international political turmoil.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be meeting for the first time since last summer, despite increasing competition between the superpowers. CCTV America’s Han Peng reported this story from Beijing.

The Heat discusses expectations for APEC forum

Leaders from 21 countries representing more than half of the world’s GDP have descended on Beijing for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. What can the world expect to come out of these meetings?

To discuss the significance of the APEC meetings, the Heat is joined by a panel of experts:

  • Xu Sitao, the chief economist of financial consulting group, Deloitte China.
  • Shihoko Goto, senior associate of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars.
  • Kerry Brown, director of the Chinese Studies Center at the University of Sydney.
  • Christian Le Miere, senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Experts Xu Sitao, Shihoko Goto, Kerry Brown, Christian Le Miere discuss APEC

To discuss the significance of the APEC meetings, the Heat is joined by a panel of experts: Xu Sitao, the chief economist of financial consulting group, Deloitte China. Shihoko Goto, senior associate of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. Kerry Brown, director of the Chinese Studies Center at the University of Sydney. Christian Le Miere, senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Our panelists continued the discussion about APEC and what the international community could expect from world leaders.

Xu Sitao, Shihoko Goto, Kerry Brown, Christian Le Mier talk about APEC expectations

Our panelists continued the discussion about APEC and what the international community could expect from world leaders.

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