|Beijing has decided the APEC meeting will not be held in Hong Kong|
"Some APEC meetings will have to be rescheduled to ensure that various APEC events would be well organized and coordinated. Accordingly. the location of the [meeting] will be changed to Beijing to facilitate logistics arrangements."
If anything Hong Kong could logistically hold such an internationally high-profile event and with it being a compact city, ministers and diplomats shifting from one meeting to another would have been no problem.