Asia-Pacific Micronational Economic Cooperation

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Asia-Pacific Micronational Economic Cooperation
Logo of the Asia-Pacific Micronational Economic Cooperation
Headquarters Minuiju
TypeEconomic meeting
Membership • Dong Ping
 • Hashima
 • Minuiju
 • Hokoan
 • Shawan
 • Chai Kong
• Chairman
Yamagata Tarō
• General Secretary
Fiona Law

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Asia-Pacific Micronational Economic Cooperation (APMEC) is an organisation for Pacific Rim member micronational economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in 2016 in response to the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies in the micronational community and the advent of regional trade blocs in other parts of the world.

An annual APMEC Economic Leaders' Meeting is attended by the heads of governments. The location of the meeting rotates annually among the member economies, and a famous tradition, followed for most (but not all) summits, involves the attending leaders dressing in a national costume of the host micronation.


In August 2016, Dong Pingese Prime Minister Stanley Wu called for more effective economic cooperation across the Pacific Rim region. This led to the first meeting of APMEC in the Dong Ping capital of Tianhua in September, chaired by Dong Ping Foreign Affairs Minister Fiona Law. Attended by ministers from three micronations, the meeting concluded with commitments for future annual meetings in Minuiju.

Member economies

APMEC has currently three members, However, the criterion for membership is that the member is a separate economy, rather than a state. As a result, APMEC uses the term member economies rather than member countries to refer to its members.

Member economie(s) Name as used in APMEC Date of accession Head of government Head of state
Commonwealth of Dong Ping Dong Ping September 2016 Prime Minister, Chao Kuang-hwa President, Tan Meifeng
Republic of Hashima Hashima September 2016 Prime Minister, Irene Cheung President, Kazuo Itō
Minuiju City State Minuiju September 2016 Prime Minister, Kim Myung-soo Chief of State, Hong Sung-ki
Republic of Hokoan Hokoan January 2017 Prime Minister, Judy Teng President, Wellington Lee
Republic of Shawan Shawan August 2017 Prime Minister, Ng Sui-lung President, Sun Yam-kuen
Chai Kong Chai Kong November 2017 Prime Minister, Chow Tsu Koon Queen, Elizabeth II