Marching Toward Free Trade In Asia?

On Nov. 15, President Clinton will gather with 17 other leaders in the Indonesian mountain resort of Bogor at the second annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. For Clinton, the summit is a critical test of his Pacific Rim policy: He badly needs a triumph to get his free-trade agenda back on track. At the same time, Southeast Asian leaders such as Indonesian President Suharto want the apec gathering to be a milestone in their region's move toward free trade.

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