At the last Standing Committee Meeting held in Manila, Philippines on September 10th 2015, Ambassador Tang Guoqiang of the China Committee for PECC (CNCPEC) was elected the new Co-chair of PECC to serve for three years alongside Ambassador Don Campbell of Canada committee for PECC (CANCPEC) who was re-elected for another term of three years.
Amb. Tang Guoqiang has been Chair of CNCPEC starting May 2012. Amb. Tang served on many of China’s diplomatic posts, including Ambassador of PRC accredited to the Czech Republic and to Norway. He was also Head of the Chinese mission to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna. He also served as Deputy Commissioner at the Commissioner’s Office of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong. Amb. Tang is a native of Shanghai and has entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1974.
Mr. Jusuf Wanandi has stepped down as Co-chair after two terms.Read more...
The Philippines PECC committee hosted the 23rd General Meeting of PECC in Manila with the theme, "Growth Engines for the 21st Century: Achieving Balanced, Inclusive, and Sustainable Growth."
Following are the plenary and concurrent sessions of the General Meeting:
Plenary Session 1: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Asia-Pacific Century
The 21st century was touted as the Asia-Pacific century, 15 years on with the fallout from the Global Financial Crisis still bearing over the world economy, what will the drivers of growth be in the coming 5-10 years? The structural changes taking place in major economies such as China, Japan and the United States, the growing constraints on the supply of resources and environmental concerns will have a profound impact on prospects for growth for the entire region. On the other hand, the broader adoption of new technology and new ways of conducting business may provide solutions and opportunities for growth. What role for policy r...Read more...
Dr. Chien-Fu Jeff Lin was elected as the new chair of the Chinese Taipei Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC) at its meeting on 7 July, 2015. Dr Lin recently succeeded Dr David Hong as the President of Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) who also served as chair of CTPECC. Prior to his current position, he served as a Professor of Department of Economics, National Taiwan University; an Associate Dean of Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University; the Convener of Monetary and Public Finance Department, the National Policy Foundation; and the General Convener of Taiwan Competitiveness Forum Association.
Dr. Lin earned a Master of Arts in Economics followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of California San Diego. Dr. Lin has his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, both in Economics, from the National Taiwan University; and was awarded the Fulbrighter Honor in 2006. Dr. Lin has published many papers ...
Mr. Cheng Siwei, a renowned Chinese economist and former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, died of illness early Sunday in Beijing at the age of 80. Mr. Cheng was former chairman of China National Democratic Construction Association Central Committee and former leader of the National Association of Vocational Education of China.
Mr. Cheng was pro-liberalization and Asia-Pacific economic cooperation. As Honorary Chairman of CNCPEC, Mr. Cheng was highly supportive of the PECC process. Since the 16th PECC General Meeting held in Seoul in 2005, he attended several other PECC meetings. He never missed an annual meeting of CNCPEC and graced with his presence a host of international events organized by CNCPEC. He attended the annual PECC Tianjin Trade and Investment Fairs, his tight schedules notwithstanding. Last year, he happily addressed the delegates of the 22nd PECC GM, sharing his insight and visions on the world, regional economic situation...Read more...
The Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC) and the Philippine Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (PPECC) co-organized annual PECC Singapore Conference, "Achieving Inclusive Economic Growth in the New Normal," on February 27th 2015 in support of APEC 2015 chaired by the Philippines.
When we talk of the 'new normal' it tends to be in terms of the slower growth many economies in the region are facing today and inclusive growth has been defined in terms of ensuring that more citizens have the opportunity to benefit from and contribute to economic activity. This was the intent of the way this conference was framed. However there are other ways to think about these concepts and this became apparent through the course of our discussions.
The challenge of inclusive growth agenda is enormous. When the region's policymakers set the Bogor Goals it was a top-down process. The region's leaders agreed that the best path to achieving prosperity was t...Read more...
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State of the Region 2014-2015 (pdf, 500KB)
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Ed Brzytwa, Information Technology Industry Council
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Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
APEC and FTAAP: Three Pathways and Six New Members
Malcolm Cook, Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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Andrew Elek, Australian National University