The impoverished Pacific nation had rolled out the red carpet for visiting world leaders during the two-day conference.
The two-day gathering in Papua New Guinea was almost five years in the making, cost untold millions of US dollars and required the deployment of at least one battleship and three cruise liners.
Here's what we learned from the gathering held for the first time in Port Moresby.
The United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand unveiled a plan to provide electricity and internet to much of PNG.
Neither country appears to be giving ground in an escalating trade war.
Duterte sends his trade minister instead.
Negara maju mahu 'dunia globalisasi' diteruskan kerana idea itu datang daripada mereka dan dipengaruhi syarikat multinasional.
Pence is representing Donald Trump after the president opted not to attend the Asian conferences.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad warned that globalisation was leaving some people behind and fuelling inequality.r
Dr Mahathir Mohamad says there must be a more level playing field on trade between rich nations and the developing world.
US President Donald Trump's decision to skip the summit in Papua New Guinea has allowed the Chinese leader to take centre stage.
The original 12-member deal was thrown into limbo early last year when President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement to prioritise protecting US jobs.
The cars - which retail for about US$150,000 each - arrive at a time when diseases such as polio and TB have re-emerged in PNG.
Pakatan ekonomi itu gagal dilaksanakan kerana Jepun enggan menyertai pakatan itu kerana ditentang Amerika Syarikat.
The economic pact failed to take off due to Japan refusing to join the pact as the United States had strongly opposed it.
Hours earlier, during a bilateral visit to Vietnam, Trump offered to mediate in the dispute over the South China Sea, where four Southeast Asian countries and Taiwan contest China’s sweeping claims to the busy waterway.
The prime minister is leading the Malaysian delegation, which includes Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed.
PM says sentiment bolstered by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, who said global economic recovery had been better than expected.
21 Apec countries urgently call for the removal of market-distorting subsidies and other types of support by governments and related entities.
Prime Minister Najib Razak says there is still no agreement from talks so far but 11 remaining countries will continue to pursue trade pact.
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The prime minister says globalisation is not a choice, nor something that the country can stay on the sideline without the risk of being marginalised.
Malaysian premier Najib Razak, whose country is among the so-called TPP-11 nations, lamented the wider change of "tone" towards globalisation.
He says Malaysia remains open to proposals raised by other participating countries on the TPPA.
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