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Jakarta Post

A G20 opportunity to fight unfair trade: Lesson from APEC

  • Curtis S. Chin and Charlene L. Fu


Singapore   /   Fri, November 23, 2018   /  01:06 pm
A G20 opportunity to fight unfair trade: Lesson from APEC China's President Xi Jinping attends the APEC CEO Summit 2018 in Port Moresby on November 17, 2018, a part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. (AFP/Fazry Ismail)

The delegations from the three largest economies in the world — the United States, China and Japan — are now gone from the recent ASEAN and East Asia summits here, as well as from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

The ramifications of ongoing US-China trade tensions though will continue to be felt — including in supply chain and business relationships in Indonesia and elsewhere in ASEAN member states — as the world’s eyes turn next to Argentina. On Nov. 30, leaders from the world’s largest economies convene for the 13th-meeting of the Group of 20 ( G20 ).  Most critically, the G20 summit in Buenos Aires also will provide the venue for the next meeting of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

If the recent meetings in Asia are a guide, the chances...

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