China divisions take centre stage at APEC summit

China divisions take centre stage at APEC summit

The shadow of protectionism and unilaterism is hanging over global growth, Xi said, joining his global counterparts in pushing for free trade.

In an advisory sent to members of the media, Malacañang said that Duterte will skip the last day of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit held in Papua New Guinea and will fly back to Davao City late Saturday evening.

"History has shown that confrontation, whether in the form of a Cold War, hot war, or trade war will produce no winners", Xi said.

He is expected to arrive in Davao City on November 18 at 3:15 a.m., Malacañang said, without explaining why the President needed to leave halfway through the Apec meeting.

We don't drown our partners in a sea of debt, we don't coerce, corrupt or compromise your independence.

"Meanwhile, across town, Taiwan hosted its own event for the smaller number of countries that recognise it".

Pence began his speech by saying the United States commitment to the Indo-Pacific had never been stronger.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday told reporters that Australia was willing to partner with China, as well as with the U.S. and Japan, on infrastructure development if projects were transparent and didn't create debt burdens.

"We don't offer a constricting belt or one-way road", Pence said.

Trump and Xi are due to meet at a G20 meeting in Argentina late this month, raising some hope that trade tension could ease.

He said PNG was a young, growing country which faced similar challenges to what China experienced forty years ago when it opened up to the global community.

However, he also said the USA sought a "better relationship" with China and progress was being made in trade talks ahead of a mooted meeting between Trump and Xi at the G20 in late November. "The American people know that we have to do something to reset this relationship with China economically".

Xi urged the world to "say no to protectionism and unilateralism", warning it was a "short-sighted approach" that was "doomed to failure".

China's efforts to win friends in the resource-rich Pacific have been watched warily by the traditionally influential powers in the region - Australia and the US.

Xi also tackled USA attacks on China's communist system, saying there were more than 200 countries on the planet and "trying to erase their differences will not work, such differences are not a hindrance to exchanges, still less a cause for confrontation". "The United States deals openly and fairly".

"The United States offers a better option".



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