Leaders from 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum ended their two-day meetings in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday with joint declarations pledging further efforts toward free trade and balanced economic growth.
Disputes mar APEC talks
Leaders of Pacific Rim economies reached a consensus Sunday to commit themselves to freer trade with an aim of furthering regional economic integration, amid cautions that differences would impede any realization of a common vision.
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BackgrounderChinese President Hu Jintao will attend the 5th G20 Summit in the ROK from November 11 to 12 and the 18th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Japan from November 13 to 14.
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