APEC Business Advisory Council Begins 2001 Work at Scottsdale, Arizona Meeting
The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), the private sector arm of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, held its first meeting of 2001 in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 14-17. ABAC launched its year under the theme: "Promoting Common Development through Capacity Building and Full Participation" and began work on the recommendations ABAC will submit to APEC Economic Leaders when both groups meet in Shanghai in October later this year.
First APEC 2001 Meetings In China
The first APEC meetings for 2001 are to be held this month in Beijing, People's Republic of China as follows. These will be the first of a series of meetings to be hosted by China during its term as APEC Chair for 2001.