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Asia-Pacific Summit Fallout: 3 Trading Ideas

Tim Smith

For the first time in nearly three decades, Pacific rim leaders were unable to reach agreement on a joint declaration regarding world trade at the Asia-Pacific Summit held in Papua New Guinea over the weekend. The world's two largest economies, the United States and China, refused to budge on language in a final statement. The United States wanted the declaration to use decisive wording about unfair trade practices, such as intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers, which it accuses China of engaging in.