Apec summit: Mike Pence warns of China's ‘constricting belt’ and ‘one-way road’

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Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific nations battled to paper over gaping differences after a sharp exchange of words between the United States and China at the annual Apec gathering.

The summit in Papua New Guinea has been overshadowed by speeches from China’s president, Xi Jinping, and the US vice-president, Mike Pence, that appeared to represent competing bids for regional leadership.

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