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Trump to Apec nations: U.S. won’t tolerate “trade abuses”

Nov 10, 2017, 5:49 AM EST
U.S. President Donald Trump's speech contrasted Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s address on subjects of globalization and multilateralism.
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In a straightforward speech at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Vietnam, President Donald Trump called on the Apec nations to “abide by fair reciprocal trade,” adding that the U.S. will no longer tolerate “chronic trade abuses.”

Trump’s speech, which contrasted Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s address on subjects of globalization and multilateralism, showed that the U.S. president sees a narrower role for America in the Asia Pacific region, writes the BBC.

Trump was “far-less restrained” in his views compared to a cajoling tone he struck in Beijing as he absolved China of any blame for taking advantage of the U.S., observes The Guardian

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