Asia Pacific Economic Conference Meets in Chile

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President Bush's first foreign trip since his re-election begins tomorrow in Santiago, Chile with the Presidents of Russia, China and 18 other Asia-Pacific countries. Although the war on terror will be uppermost on his agenda, the other heads of state at the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference meeting will have other things in mind. APEC countries account for a third of the world's population and half the world's trade. Does the US still have the clout it used to in Asia, South East Asia and parts of South America? Will the big story be China and its rapid ascendance in the global economy? We get the mood in Santiago and preview the issues likely to be discussed with reporters in Chile, economists and political scientists from the APEC Study Center and sustainable-development organizations, and a former official of the US State Department.
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Federal Drug Administration (FDA) on Vioxx

Merck on Vioxx

Senate Finance Committee hearing on Vioxx

Meier's article about Merck's early findings on Vioxx

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Clinton Presidential Center

Clintons' remarks at today's dedication

President Bush's remarks at Clinton Center Dedication



Warren Olney