SINGAPORE: The Asia-Pacific's top economic club faces intense
debate about who else can join its ranks, with India among the nations
knocking at the door when a moratorium on new entrants expires next
Japan, the 2010 summit host for the 21-member
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, is not looking forward
to bearing the burden of the membership jostle.
current APEC already a relatively big group, it's a huge headache for
us," a senior Japanese foreign ministry official said as the group held
its latest summit in Singapore this weekend.
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Source: Agence France Presse (through Channel NewsAsia), "APEC to mull over membership list," November 16, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific_business/view/1018490/1/.html