The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conferences

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Behind the APEC conference: Freeing imperialism to exploit Asia's workers
Workers World, 30 November 1995. On Nov. 16 in Osaka, Japan, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference began deliberations to work out an agreement on the fate of trade relations over the next 25 years. Eighteen economies are represented within APEC.
APEC's Place in US Trade Policy
By Walden Bello, Focus-on-APEC, 4 September 1996. The US is the powerhouse of APEC, with a $6.7 trillion dollar economy that accounts for close to half of APEC's total GNP. U.S. trade balance with APEC's ten Asian economies represents a deficit of $120.2 billion in 1995, or over 75 per cent of the total US trade deficit of $159.6 billion.
APEC and intellectual property rights
By Walden Bello, Manila Chronicle, 27 October 1996. During the APEC Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Davao in the third week of August, the United States delegation lobbied hard to get the forum to agree to fully liberalize trade in information technology and products.
Workers under APEC: Another Road to Barbarism
AMRC Position Statement on APEC, 12 November 1996. Rejection of APEC and its neoliberal agenda promoting globalisation. APEC, like GATT/ WTO and the World Bank, is concerned solely with increasing the power and reach of multinationals in the name of free and fair trade.
Workers Protest Imperialist-Led Summit In Philippines
By Eugen Lepoui and Ron Poulsen, the Militant, 23 December 1996. About 500 workers and youthful supporters of Bukluran Ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP or Solidarity of Filipino Workers) march in protest over the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on that day.
Asia-Pacific nations agree to move quickly to open markets in up to 15 economic sectors
By Laura Eggerston, The Globe and Mail, Monday 12 May 1997. The Asia-Pacific countries have transformed their trade group from a chat club into a powerhouse that will sidestep the World Trade Organization and set the agenda on opening global markets to goods and services.