China's President Xi Jinping leaves Apec Haus during the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum in Port Moresby. Police were called on a group of Chinese officials that tried to barge into the PNG foreign minister’s office to influence the summit communique. Photo: EPA

‘Simply not true’: China rejects claims Apec diplomats tried to ‘barge’ in on PNG minister’s office to influence communique

  • Sources said the officials’ eleventh-hour attempt to steer the summit’s draft statement was stopped by authorities
  • China foreign ministry says the accusations are an attempt to damage relations with PNG
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China's President Xi Jinping leaves Apec Haus during the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum in Port Moresby. Police were called on a group of Chinese officials that tried to barge into the PNG foreign minister’s office to influence the summit communique. Photo: EPA
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