Smart Take | Priorities, Goals, and Challenges of APEC 2023
World leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group (APEC) are gathering in San Francisco this week to discuss trade and economic issues. Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director of the Asia Program, provides an overview of the summit. She describes the importance of the Xi-Biden meeting, why US commitment in the Pacific is important to APEC countries, the alternative path to growth offered by countries in the South East, and the importance of fostering stability among APEC countries given upcoming political transitions in 2024.
Shihoko Goto is the director for geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific enterprise and acting director for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center. Her research focuses on the economics and politics of Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, as well as US policy in Northeast Asia. A seasoned journalist and analyst, she has reported from Tokyo and Washington for Dow Jones and UPI on the global economy, international trade, and Asian markets. A columnist for The Diplomat magazine and contributing editor to The Globalist, she was previously a donor country relations officer for the World Bank and has been awarded fellowships from the East-West Center and the Knight Foundation, among others.Read More
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