Although an imprecise geographical descriptor, the term Asia-Pacific became popular from the late 1980s as the economies within the heterogeneous region flourished due to increased regional capital flow, trade and other forms of economic and political interaction. The inclusion of Oceanian countries such as Australia and New Zealand is largely based upon the economic relationships between those countries and their East Asian trading partners to the north.
In some contexts, the region may extend further to include major Asian countries, as well as those around the Pacific Rim, stretching from Oceania, up to Russia, and down the western coast of the Americas. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, for example, includes Canada, Chile, Russia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States, and is currently considering the admission of India.
Talk Show: Television Asia's first Asian Strategic Summit focuses on the visions and strategies necessary to take the Asia-Pacific's television industry through to its next development phase and beyond. Leading industry executives will be discussing issues such as financing, content creation, technology, interactivity and piracy as part of the day's five sessions. (Conference).(Brief Article)
Nov 01, 2001; Asian Strategic Summit December 4 New solutions for new audiences: Managing the impact of higher programming demands and...