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Isles will miss opportunity by hiding flaws from APEC

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 04, 2011

~~<p>Looking at the website set up for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings here in November is like viewing an aspirational illustration of Hawaii, kind of like those pretty artist renderings handed out when a housing development or shopping mall project comes up for discussion.</p>
<p>Accentuated are all the positives of the islands, eliminated are the negatives, which is what you would fully expect as the state attempts to put its best foot forward for the assemblage of international business, economic and political leaders.</p>
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Looking at the website set up for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings here in November is like viewing an aspirational illustration of Hawaii, kind of like those pretty artist renderings handed out when a housing development or shopping mall project comes up for discussion.

Accentuated are all the positives of the islands, eliminated are the negatives, which is what you would fully expect as the state attempts to put its best foot forward for the assemblage of international business, economic and political leaders. Login for more...



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