APEC Case Study

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Asia-Pacific Economic Operation or APEC is a group composed of 21 members who are political members that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in 1989, and Singapore being its headquarters. The newest member of APEC was Vietnam since it was the latest to join in November of 1998. During this years meeting, Columbia was an observer, and hopes to become a member. The Liberalist perspective fit this topic because APEC establishes patters for coming up solutions with international and economical conflicts, and it gives more attention to the beneficial relationships of each member. This year, they’re holding a meeting to discuss how they can deal with greenhouse gases and global warming. Although it was in…show more content…
One of the most awaited leaders was Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. Their arrival then resulted into netizens (Internet citizens) to go ballistic and come up with hash tags such as #APEChotties and #APECbaes with Nieto and Trudeau the two leading men of these trending topics. Yes, these people are liberated to talk about whatever they like, but people saying that there are far more important issue to focus on instead of looking out for handsome visitors in our country bashed most of…show more content…
A lot of students gave different names for APEC that was applicable to their situations such as “A Peaceful Escape from College” and “Assignments, Papers, Essays, and Cramming.” Students looked forward to APEC to get their breaks. There was also an issue that floated around after the Paris attacks. People were so scared that the terrorist group ISIS might attack the Philippines next since all of the powerful leaders are under one roof. There was also a video circulating the Internet about a warning of the terrorist group to the safety of the Philippines. Everyday people around the world are fear for their lives, scared of these terrorists, the only thing we can do is to endure. But thankfully, nothing along the lines of terrorism happened to the Philippines during these times. The Philippines reportedly spent 10 billion Pesos to carry out the APEC event that lasted a week although the conference only lasted for two days. It was also said that the tight security for the delegates was included in the 10 billion splurges. The Philippine National Police – Special Action Force also staged a practice rescue scene at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to prepare for the
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