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  1. (business) The part of the world in or near the western Pacific Ocean, typically including much of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.
    • 1964, Kennedy, John F., “Where We Stand”, in A Nation of Immigrants[1], Revised and Enlarged edition, Harper & Row, LCCN 64-7830, OCLC 899031989, page 81:
      A special discriminatory formula is now applied to the immigration of persons who are attributable by their ancestry to an area called the Asia-Pacific triangle. This area embraces all countries from Pakistan to Japan and the Pacific islands north of Australia and New Zealand. Usually, the quota under which a prospective immigrant must enter is determined by his place of birth. However, if as much as one-half of an immigrant’s ancestors came from nations in the Asia-Pacific triangle, he must rely upon the small quota assigned to the country of his ancestry, regardless of where he was born. This provision of the law should be repealed.
    • 2015, Cheney, Dick; Liz Cheney, Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America[2], Threshold Editions, →ISBN, OCLC 935894711, OL 26650505M, page 222:
      If current trends continue, according to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, by 2020 the Chinese could have more than 350 submarines and missile-equipped surface ships in the Asia-Pacific. By contrast, the U.S. Navy projects that it will have 67 submarines and surface ships “stationed in or forward deployed to” the Asia-Pacific by 2020.

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