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: Peru strengthens its relationship with Asia-Pacific at the meeting of APEC ministers and leaders.

The ministerial declaration and the joint declaration of APEC Economic Leaders were approved, as well as the framework of the Bangkok goals on the Bio-Circular-Green Economy. Peru 🇵🇪 is pleased & honoured to announce it will Chair & host APEC 2024 following APEC USA Chair in 2023. We look forward to working closely with the USA over the course of the next 12 months in the lead-up to taking over the Chair. Read more here:


: The Future Of Work In The Digital Economy – Technology, Education, Talent And Training

Dear PBEC Members, I am pleased to share a wonderfully insightful recording of the LIVE dialogue session PBEC moderated on “The Future of Work in the Digital Economy – Technology, Education, Talent and Training”, at the recent hybrid World Digital Economy and Technology Summit co-organised by the PBEC and hosted by the KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific at the Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 28-29 June 2022. From a PBEC perspective we are interested in three main trends being observed across Asia Pacific. The final share…


: Dr. Alan Bollard appointed as the new Chair for NZPECC

Dear PBEC Members, This is to inform you that Dr. Alan Bollard has been appointed as the new Chair for NZPECC and Dr. Robert Scollay as Vice Chair for NZPECC. PBEC as a Standing Committee Board member of PECC welcomes both Dr. Alan Bollard & Dr. Robert Scollay and thanks Mr. Brian Lynch for his service and immense contributions. Bio for Dr. Alan Bollard Currently, Dr. Bollard is the Chair of the Infrastructure Commission, Chair of the cross-university Centres for…

: WTO members secure unprecedented package of trade outcomes at MC12

WTO members successfully concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva on 17 June, securing multilaterally negotiated outcomes on a series of key trade initiatives. The “Geneva Package” confirms the historical importance of the multilateral trading system and underlines the important role of the WTO in addressing the world’s most pressing issues, especially at a time when global solutions are critical. The package adopted by members include: a package on WTO response to emergencies, comprising: a Ministerial Declaration on the…

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: Data Rules Risk Making China ‘Digital Island,’ Companies Say

April 21, 2022 Business group says unclear rules pose challenges to companies Xi Jinping’s government rolling out a host of major data laws China’s “uniquely restrictive” data laws risk boosting U.S. firms’ cost of doing business in the No. 2 economy and could lead to digital decoupling, a new report from an American business group warns.  The government’s curbs on data movement across borders, ambiguous regulation and inconsistent enforcement “are particularly challenging for multinational firms,” according to the US-China Business…

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: APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules Go Global

On April 21, 2022, the United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Chinese Taipei published a declaration (the “Declaration”) establishing the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules Forum (the “Global CBPR Forum”). The Global CBPR Forum will establish an international certification system based on the existing APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) and Privacy Recognition for Processors (“PRP”) Systems, enabling participation beyond APEC member economies. The Global CBPR and PRP Systems, as they will be known, are designed…

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: The 10th China Business Forum

The Future is Everywhere – Adapt and Achieve The 10th China Business Forum held by the London Business School Date: Sat 15th & Sun 16th May 2021 – Virtual Forum Forum Timing over the two days: BST 9:00 – 15:00  / Beijing Time: 16:00 – 22:00  Event Description: The London Business School students running this year’s ‘China Business Forum’ are once again providing the platform to share their own unique response to world events that have been influencing the global…