Police called after Chinese bully host at Pacific summit

20 November, 2018, 02:23 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Police called after Chinese bully host at Pacific summit

China reportedly objected to portions of the draft statement, particularly a line condemning "unfair trade practices". The summit was surprisingly disastrous for China on numerous fronts, from mounting unease with Beijing's heavy-handed tactics to self-inflicted public-relations debacles. China has responded with import tariffs on U.S. goods.

"They seemed to think that the "unfair trade practices" was some kind of singling out", the official contended.

A statement will later be issued by the meeting's chairman, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

Tonga, on the other hand, signed up to the Belt and Road and won deferment on a Chinese loan, a Tongan official said.

"It's not appropriate for the minister to negotiate solo with the Chinese. The Chinese negotiating officials know this".

The Wall Street Journal reported numerous APEC members "lined up against Beijing" during the meeting.

During the summit, the U.S. said it would join Australia in developing a naval base in Papua New Guinea (PNG), in an apparent move to curb China's growing influence.

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

But Mr Xi warned the United States against a trade war, saying Washington risked an economic conflagration.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was also absent from the summit.

On Thursday, in Singapore, Mr. Pence had a candid private exchange with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

China wouldn't agree to that language, believing it amounted to a "singling out" of Chinese trade practices, the US official said.

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The US is not alone in its concerns about China's intentions.

Meanwhile, new cooperative elements have been added to a post-2020 vision for the bloc, within which there is now greater consensus to support the multilateral trading system, said Zhang, adding that it represents a positive input for strengthening global trade and economic cooperation amid rising protectionism and unilateralism.

Australia and the U.S. will also jointly expand the Lombrum naval base on Manus Island, opening up a key staging point into the contested South China Sea. Too often, they come with strings attached and lead to staggering debt ... The United States deals openly, fairly. "I said China is already in possession".

China's Foreign Ministry lashed out at Pence for his remarks.

The unrest and unpredictability meant other countries were looking at New Zealand with a "new set of eyes", he said.

He pledged that China will increase its input for the development and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region.

The policy Abe advocated in 2016 is aimed at boosting Japan's ties with countries from Asia to Africa that share universal values such as democracy, the rule of law and freedom of navigation, an apparent counter to Beijing's muscle-flexing in the South China Sea.

Since the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s, Southeast Asia has sought to avoid getting caught in a fight between major powers.

In Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea's capital, the impact of China's aid and loans is highly visible.

Regarding WTO reform, Wang said it should be prohibited to pursue protectionism in the name of reform.

Duterte was a notable absentee from a gala dinner that saw leaders in red and yellow shiny shirts treated to traditional tribal Papua New Guinea entertainment. "They begin with trade practices, with tariffs and quotas, forced technology transfers, the theft of intellectual property". Angry reporters turned away from a PNG conference facility that was essentially annexed by China might be inclined to agree with his assessment.



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