The 2013 Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum took place between Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, including two-day Doha trade talks that featured prominent Pacific-Rim leaders such as Chinese President Xi Jinping. With Obama’s planned trip to the summit cancelled as a result of the U.S. Federal Government shutdown, Secretary of State John Kerry attended the talks in his place.

By and Joe Cochrane, October 8, 2013

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Leaders at the Pacific Rim economic summit meeting declared at the end of their two-day meeting here Tuesday that the global trade talks known as the Doha round were at an “impasse” and urged trade ministers, due to meet here in December, to get negotiations back on track.

In a strongly worded statement, the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, suggested the talks, run by the World Trade Organization and designed to reduce tariffs, particularly for the least developed countries, risked collapse. (Read the rest of the article)


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印 度尼西亚努沙杜瓦——在周一举行的亚太经济合作组织峰会上(Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation),美国国务卿约翰·克里(John Kerry)坐在了预留给奥巴马总统的座位上,代替其出席,这使得中国国家主席习近平成为这一致力于加强地区经济融合的会议的主要领导者。

奥巴马取消了出席此次会议,留在华盛顿努力解决政府关门的问题,此前他曾计划通过亲自劝说来推进跨太平洋伙伴关系协议(Trans-Pacific Partnership,简称TPP)谈判,TPP是一个由美国领导并将中国排斥在外的贸易协定。(请点击继续阅读)