APEC Beijing Summit

(Foreign Affairs in the New Era)

Updated:2020-01-19 | By:China.org.cn

APEC Beijing Summit

The 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, or the APEC Beijing Summit on November 10-11, 2014, was the second APEC summit hosted by China after the Shanghai Summit in 2001. Ministerial Meetings and Senior Officials' Meetings were held in Beijing.

The theme was "Shaping the Future Through Asia-Pacific Partnership." The APEC leaders held substantial discussions on the priorities of advancing regional economic integration, promoting innovative development, economic reform and growth, and strengthening comprehensive development in infrastructure and connectivity.

They generated two outcome documents: the Beijing Agenda for an Integrated, Innovative and Interconnected Asia-Pacific - the 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Declaration, and Shaping the Future Through Asia-Pacific Partnership - Statement on the 25th Anniversary of APEC. These laid out the direction, targets and measures for Asia-Pacific development. The latter was the first APEC statement to review and summarize the history of the organization.

The APEC leaders also approved the Roadmap for APEC's Contribution to the Realization of an FTAAP, the APEC Accord on Innovative Development, Economic Reform and Growth, and other important documents, and released the Beijing Declaration on Fighting Corruption.

The Beijing Summit was held as the global economy entered a period of profound post-global readjustment to the financial crisis, and Asia-Pacific cooperation reached a new and historic height.