• Illuminating APEC: Students Talk with Asia-Pacific Experts

    A group of American high school students asks two prominent Asia-Pacific experts about Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and what it means for the United States and people across the APEC region in a special videoconference.


  • What’s Driving the Income Gap in East Asia?

    Isn’t economic growth good for everyone? Many corporate and political leaders contend that unfettered free markets grow faster, while critics point to data showing that rising GDP does not stream throughout society. They claim that deregulation is siphoning wealth into the hands of a few, and worry that this will undermine economic growth and threaten political stability.


  • Online Exchanges Open Channels across Asia Pacific

    Students from the United States and seven other countries learned about the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and searched for global links in their communities. Their discoveries showcase how international trade shapes daily life and is intertwined with global and local issues. They also propose ideas for local businesses and industries to reduce their negative environmental impacts.


  • 1. China has only one time zone. 2. China and India (with approximately 1.35 billion and 1.23 billion people respectively) make up more than 1/3 of the world's 7.1 billion people. 3. More than 60% of the global Muslim population is in the Asia Pacific region. With nearly 205 million adherents, Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population in the world, more than twice that of Egypt.