On Nov 20, 1993 Ministers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, and the United States of America participated in the Fifth Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting convened in Seattle, Washington from Nov 17 through Nov 19, 1993. The ASEAN Secretariat, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and the South Pacific Forum (SPF) attended as observers. Members of the APEC Secretariat also were present. The meeting was chaired by Warren Christopher. Secretary of State of the United States.
The Clinton administration eavesdropped on over 300 locations during the conference. FBI videotapes of diplomatic suites “showed underage boys engaging in sexcapades with men in several rooms over a period of days.” The operation involved the FBI, CIA, NSA and Office of Naval Intelligence. They had bugged hotel rooms, telephones, conference centers, cars, and even a charter boat. Some of the information obtained was eventually passed on to individuals with financial interests in Asia.