[Singapore, November 14. Image via Getty.]

Japanese First Lady Sachiyo (C) shares a light moment with girls at 'Jacob Ballas Children's Garden' during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Singapore on November 14, 2009. Leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum representing more than half the global economy opened annual talks. At meetings heading into the two-day summit, leaders including Chinese President Hu Jintao warned that resurgent trade protectionism risked choking off a nascent recovery after the world's worst financial crisis in decades. The APEC heads of government, who lead a total of 2.6 billion people stretching from the United States to impoverished Papua New Guinea, were expected to call on their officials to explore a Pacific-wide free trade area. JAPAN POOL - AFP PHOTO/ (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)