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APEC: China pushes free trade as Trump leaves void

Nov 20, 2016 - 8:42 AM

UPDATED Chinese President Xi Jinping pushes Beijing s free trade plans at a summit of Asia Pacific leaders stepping up to fill the void left by US President elect Donald Trump s protectionism

APEC 2016. Leaders take part in the start of the ABAC and APEC Leaders' Dialogue at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Lima on November 19, 2016. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Asia-Pacific leaders talk trade in a Trump world

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 3 big factors looming over the 21 nation Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Lima Peru

A man arrives at the convention centre prior to the upcoming APEC Finance Ministerial Meeting, in Lima, on October 12, 2016. Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Asia-Pacific leaders to talk trade in a Trump world

Nov 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM

This year s APEC Summit to be held in Peru may be unlike any other coming on the heels of Trump s shock win in the November 8 election

READY FOR APEC. A worker sweeps the front stairs of the convention centre prior to the upcoming APEC Finance Ministerial Meeting, in Lima, on October 12, 2016. Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Asia-Pacific free trade agreement to streamline trade deals, not rival TPP

Nov 16, 2015 - 2:20 PM

With about 150 trade agreements in the region the APEC Secretariat executive director says the grouping doesn t want to see different trade agreements going off in different directions

Trucks transport containers at the port of Qingdao in Qingdao city, eastern China's Shandong province, 11 January 2014. Wu Hong/EPA

Asia-Pacific leaders call for trade deal 'as soon as possible'

Nov 10, 2014 - 4:16 PM

Leaders from 12 Pacific Rim countries instruct negotiators to build on significant progress and push toward a conclusion of difficult talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership TPP free trade idea

A view of a container port with the Singapore business district in the background in Singapore, 07 December 2013. How Hwee Young/EPA