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  • This year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting (APEC) yielded outcomes for China and the US that both countries are "very happy with", according to US officials.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama took a relaxed stroll in Zhongnanhai Tuesday night, their first one-on-one encounter during Obama's visit to Beijing.
  • President Barack Obama says the United States and China have reached an "understanding" in negotiations to eliminate tariffs on high-tech goods.
  • President Xi Jinping said the establishment of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific will consolidate regional economic integration and is compatible with existing regional free trade arrangements.
  • President Barack Obama announced a deal Monday to extend visas for Chinese visitors to the United States for up to a decade, insisting he wants China "to do well" despite simmering tensions between …
  • Xi hails summit success as China pushes for Asia-Pacif…
  • Reporting APEC: stories from behind the scenes
  • US welcomes China-Japan agreement,  says Kerry
  • No plan yet for the Abe-Xi meeting at APEC
  • Asia-Pacific growth to slow in 2014, says PECC
  • National gifts to APEC leaders

    National gifts to APEC leaders

  • Peng Liyuan hosts Summer Palace tour for APEC leaders' wives

    Peng Liyuan hosts Summer Palace tour for APEC leaders' wives

  • APEC fireworks show

    APEC fireworks show

  • Smileless handshake

    Smileless handshake

  • Putin puts blanket on Peng Liyuan

    Putin puts blanket on Peng Liyuan

  • International village at Great Wall

    International village at Great Wall

  • Yanqi Lake

    Yanqi Lake

About APEC
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region.
APEC, established in 1989, is an intergovernmental grouping that operates on the basis of non-binding commitments, open dialogue and equal respect for the views of all participants. Unlike the WTO or other multilateral trade bodies, APEC has no treaty obligations required of its participants. Decisions made within APEC are reached by consensus and commitments are undertaken on a voluntary basis.
APEC has 21 members - referred to as "member economies" - which account for approximately 40 percent【More】
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the country's center for politics, culture, international exchanges and technological innovation. Situated in the north of the North China Plain, Beijing (39°56'N 116°20'E) is surrounded by mountains on three sides and enjoys four distinct seasons. The Municipality covers an area of 16,410.54 km2, with 16 districts and counties. By the end of 2013, its permanent population reached 21,148,000, representing all the 56 ethnic groups in China.
As a world-famous historical and cultural city, Beijing boasts a history of over 3,000 years as an established city and 860 years as the capital of China. It is home to numerous historical sites and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden City,【More】
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