November 20, 2020

Trump joins APEC summit as China counters US protectionism

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – US President Donald Trump attended an online Asia-Pacific summit Friday even as he challenged his election defeat, while China’s Xi Jinping used the forum to counter American protectionism.The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathering, held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, brings together leaders from 21 Pacific Rim economies, accounting for about 60 percent of global GDP.China — which came into the summit days after scoring a huge trade pact victory — has become the main driving force behind the grouping after the United States began withdrawin…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *