Apec leaders unable to agree on communique amid US-China trade tensions

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Sharp divisions emerge at Port Moresby summit as Japan and US push back against China’s growing influence in the Pacific

The Apec summit has been unable to produce a joint communique because of tensions between the US and China over trade and security issues which flared throughout the gathering of regional leaders.

While Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, had struck an upbeat note as Apec drew to a close on Sunday, declaring that Washington and Beijing were getting closer to resolving a trade war that threatens economic growth in the region, the Port Moresby summit failed to reach consensus on a concluding statement because of differences between the major powers.

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