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Trump, Xi attend APEC amid trade spat | Goulburn Post

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A virtual summit of Asia Pacific leaders has started with US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in attendance to discuss the coronavirus crisis and global economic recovery amid lingering trade differences. The pair joined a meeting of the leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) hosted virtually by Malaysia. Asia Pacific leaders have called for more open and multilateral trade to support the economic recovery and warned against protectionist trade policies, with Xi saying unilateralism has added to global economic risks. At the last APEC summit in 2018, member countries failed to agree on a joint communique for the first time in the bloc’s history as the United States and China…



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