APEC and Thailand
With the recent serious economic problems in Asia, the APEC Conference held in Vancouver, Canada this week has become more important, and more visible. The intent of this analysis is to explore the impact of APEC on Thailand and the issues of concern to Thailand.
APEC, or the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, was founded in 1989. At that time, it had only 12 members, but it has ended expanded to 18 members, including Hong Kong and the United States. The pact was formed to promote economic cooperation in the region, and in relationship to the United States. It has generally …