Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said the World Trade Organisation was the key sticking point. Photo: AP

Apec summit ends without agreement as US and China’s deep divisions over trade emerge

  • What can I do, asks summit host as he points to clashes between ‘two big giants in the room’
  • Key area of contention thought to be US demand for World Trade Organisation reforms
Topic |   US-China relations

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said the World Trade Organisation was the key sticking point. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.