News and information from APEC 2011

APEC Profiles

Friday November 11,2011

Four weeks ago today, we started to profile each member of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. We started with the smallest economy---Papua New Guinea. We’ve now reached the largest...

Thursday November 10,2011

This week’s APEC meetings in Honolulu are a reminder that Asia is the fastest growing economic region in the world. And no one’s economy has grown faster over the past several years than China. As...

Wednesday November 9,2011

While Hawaii has special links with several APEC members, perhaps none is as unique as the relationship with Japan. The ties stretch from the plantation days of early Japanese immigration through...

Tuesday November 8,2011

The 21 economies gathering for this week’s APEC meetings in Honolulu include the top trading partner of the United States. Each day, about 300,000 people cross the border between the U.S. and...

Monday November 7,2011

Many of the APEC economies represented in Honolulu this week have long-standing ties with Hawaii. The first Russian contact with Hawaii dates to 1804, when sailors traded sea otter pelts for food...

Friday November 4,2011

In recent years, Australia has become one of the fastest-growing markets for visitors coming to Hawaii. The country was also one of the earliest supporters of the concept of an Asia Pacific...

Thursday November 3,2011

While most members of APEC are Asian economies, several are on the other side of the Pacific. Those include Mexico…the subject of today’s APEC profile. HPR’s Bill Dorman reports.

Wednesday November 2,2011

One of the fastest-growing visitor markets for Hawaii is South Korea. The Hawaii Tourism Authority says both arrivals and spending by South Koreans have been climbing steadily over the past...

Tuesday November 1,2011

One of APEC’s members is home to the world’s biggest number of active volcanoes. It’s also the largest country in the world that’s comprised entirely of an island archipelago. Those are just two...

Monday October 31,2011

APEC calls itself a grouping of economies, not nations. One reason is because a key member is Taiwan. As we continue our profiles of the APEC economies, today we focus on Taiwan. HPR’s Bill...

Friday October 28,2011

Heavy rains are flooding many parts of Thailand this week. Thousands of residents have fled the capital of Bangkok. And the government is declaring a five-day holiday across more than twenty...

Thursday October 27,2011

One similarity that Hawaii shares with many APEC members is diversity. That’s certainly the case with Malaysia. As we continue our profiles of APEC economies, today we focus on that southeast...

Wednesday October 26,2011

Many of the APEC members heading to Hawaii for next month’s leaders conference come from islands themselves. That’s the case with the heart of the next subject of our APEC Minute profile. HPR’s...

Tuesday October 25,2011

In just two weeks, government officials from the APEC economies will start to gather in Honolulu. We continue our series of reports on APEC members as part of our Asia Minute. Today, HPR’s Bill...

Monday October 24,2011

Honolulu is counting down to next month’s meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic forum. Each day, we’re using our Asia Minute to profile a different APEC member. Today, HPR’s Bill Dorman takes a...

Friday October 21,2011

Hawaii has long ties with many APEC members, but few are tighter than the bonds with the Philippines. Roughly 15% of the state’s population is of Filipino descent. In our continuing reports on...

Thursday October 20,2011

When you think of APEC, you may think of some of the larger economies such as China or Japan. You might also come up with Singapore or other Asian nations. But several APEC members are Latin...

Wednesday October 19,2011

APEC is a group of 21 economies, and here on Hawaii Public Radio we’re profiling each member as we count down to the leaders’ summit next month. Today, HPR’s Bill Dorman takes a closer look at New...

Tuesday October 18,2011

How much do you know about the different economies that make up APEC? With next month’s APEC meetings in Honolulu approaching, we’re profiling each APEC member as part of our Asia Minute. Today,...

Monday October 17,2011

Leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum will gather in Honolulu in less than four weeks. To help you understand more about this economic grouping, we’re using the Asia Minute to...

Friday October 14,2011

Each weekday from now until the end of the APEC meetings in Honolulu, we’ll use the Asia Minute to profile a different member of the group. We’ll move from the smallest economy in the Asia Pacific...

APEC News

Sunday November 13,2011

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says economic growth is being held back by inequality. In particular, inequality when it comes to what men and women earn. HPR's Nikki Motson has more....

Sunday November 13,2011

1---This grid covers everything on one page---APEC's impact on parking, roadways, trash pick-up, public park and marina access---and uses big red blocks to show which days various restrictions are...

Friday November 11,2011

Hawaii BioEnergy is teaming with Boeing to supply jetfuel grown in Hawaii. The deal was announced Thursday evening as part of the APEC CEO Summit. Senator Dan Inoue helped announce the...

Thursday November 10,2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the East-West Center yesterday---her third visit in as many years. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, she took the opportunity to outline the...

Thursday November 10,2011

The goal of APEC has always been to create a free trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is under discussion among nine of the 21 APEC economies, with the goal of...

Wednesday November 9,2011

A first-ever forum bringing together local and foreign businesses during APEC Leaders Week was launched today. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the gathering was organized to encourage...

Wednesday November 9,2011

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk will speak in Hawaii about the importance of increasing exports from small businesses. The Obama Administration has been pushing for greater U.S. exports as a...

Tuesday November 8,2011

World leaders may be looking forward to time in the sun as they head to Hawaii for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, but a full schedule of meetings is what they’re here for. HPR's Nikki...

Monday November 7,2011

APEC attendees were trickling into Honolulu yesterday and today, with a big surge of arrivals expected over the next two days. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited key APEC sites where state and local...

Monday November 7,2011
The usual homeless tents around Waikiki are gone as the first day of APEC begins. Officials have said they planned no sweeps in preparation for the summit but homeless people say they’ve known for...
Monday November 7,2011

Officials now confirm a federal agent charged with killing a Kailua man inside the McDonald's on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki was in the state to help with security at this week's APEC summit. HPR's...

Monday October 31,2011
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation members are scheduled to arrive in Honolulu next week for their summit. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, some VIPs will be receiving significant discounts on...
Thursday October 20,2011

APEC is on the way, and we’re digging into the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit with all kinds of coverage. Dave Lawrence reports on today's big announcements relating to security...

APEC Features

Tuesday November 8,2011
Alterna-APEC is billed as a community alternative to the APEC summit. Events include an exhibition at Marks Garage and an ongoing exploration of how art can play a role in developing alternative...
Friday November 4,2011

The leaders of the 21 APEC economies will gather in Honolulu next week. Those that represent Asia are part of the most economically vibrant area of the world. They also reflect a range of economic...

Tuesday November 1,2011
Security measures for the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference are ratcheting up, with little or no information being provided by the U.S. State Department. This uncertainty on what...
Sunday October 30,2011
More than 1,000 volunteers showed up Saturday to clean and spruce up Waikiki and the surrounding neighborhoods one week prior to the start of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. As HPR’s...
Tuesday October 25,2011
Waikiki merchants are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first wave of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting attendees in less than two weeks. As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, some of...
Friday October 7,2011
Twenty one economies touched by the Pacific Ocean will send representatives to Honolulu for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. No Polynesian nations, however, are included in this...
Friday September 30,2011
The UH Manoa Art Department is creating a seedbed in the community for fertile ideas. OFFhrs (off hours) is a salon style discussion during happy hour at a comfy bar in Chinatown.