Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as Asia-Pac, AsPac, APAC, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean. The region varies in size depending on which context, but it typically includes much of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
Alternatively, the term sometimes comprises all of Asia and Australasia as well as small/medium/large Pacific island nations (Asia Pacific and Australasian Continent) - for example when dividing the world into large regions for commercial purposes (e.g. into Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific).
On the whole there appears to be no clear cut definition of "Asia Pacific" and the regions included change as per the context.
Though imprecise, the term has become popular since the late 1980s in commerce, finance and politics. In fact, despite the heterogeneity of the regions' economies, most individual nations within the zone are emerging markets experiencing rapid growth. (Compare the concept/acronym APEJ or APeJ - Asia-Pacific excluding Japan.)
The Malay ArchipelagoMalay:Kepulauan Melayu, Indonesian:Kepulauan Melayu or Nusantara, Tagalog:Kapuluan ng Malay ) is the archipelago between mainland Southeast Asia and Australia. It has also been called the Malay World, Indo-Australian Archipelago, East Indies, Nusantara, Spices Archipelago, and other names over time. The name was taken from the 19th-century European concept of a Malay race.
Asia Pacific is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's regional news & current affairs program. Schedule changes by ABC Radio Australia in 2013 saw the show lose its domestic radio audience. It remains available online at www.radioaustralia.net.au/asiapac
The show is broadcast each weekday from the ABC Southbank Centre in Melbourne.
For EastAsia and the Pacific, including China, the World Bank slightly ... “The East Asia and Pacific region remains one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the world, even if growth is moderating,” said World Bank East Asia and Pacific vice-president ManuelaFerro.
... opening event. "It is a symbol of our enduring partnerships and our shared commitment to security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region." ... Asia PacificcategoryTwo elves and a scroll ... Asia PacificcategoryTaiwan investigating accusation submarine program details leaked.
The PacificAsiaTravelAssociation (PATA), founded in 1951 and headquartered in Bangkok, is globally recognized as a not-for-profit association that plays a pivotal role in the responsible development of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region, read the press release.
They travel around the world and started showing up in global art events like ArtBasel in Basel and Hong Kong, which never really happened before ...Crowded art-fair calendar in Asia ... Except for Art Basel Hong Kong, all four events are operated by the Art Assembly, an affiliation of art fairs focused on the Asia-Pacific region.
29 (Xinhua) -- As the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on Friday, overseas Chinese and their local friends in Asia-Pacific countries join activities in celebration of the moon festival featuring mooncakes, lanterns and moon gazing ... Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival -- Asia-Pacific countries captivated by traditional Chinese cultural events.
Cignal also becomes the first-ever Presenting Partner of the NBA 2KLeagueAPAC Invitational Tournament, the NBA 2K League’s international qualifying event for top players from the Asia-Pacific region that will take place in Metro Manila later this year, marking the third time the event will be held in the region and first time in the Philippines.
... market in the Asia-Pacific ... Still specifically designed as a forum for MICE actors who consistently present relevant and dynamic profiles and buyers, IT&CM Asia is the leading MICE event that can encourage MICE growth opportunities for the Asia Pacific market and beyond.
Asia-Pacific... The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing rapid urbanization, accompanied by a surge in rural-to-urban migration ... Additionally, sports events, particularly cricket and football, enjoy a massive fan base in the Asia-Pacific region.
...China's military modernization, the future of the India-China border dispute, Chinese intelligence services, China's military footprint in the Indo-Pacific and EastAsia and the future of elite politics under Xi Jinping, the post-event press release of the conference read.