Xi and Trump were expected to meet immediately after the Apec summit to sign a “phase one” trade deal. Photo: AFP

Chile’s Apec gathering cancelled, throwing Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s planned trade war agreement signing into question

  • Trump announced earlier this month that he and Xi would sign ‘phase one’ of a trade war accord at Apec in November
  • But unrest in Chile has led to the cancellation of the meeting as well as December’s COP25 UN climate change conference
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Xi and Trump were expected to meet immediately after the Apec summit to sign a “phase one” trade deal. Photo: AFP
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Robert Delaney

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Lee Jeong-ho

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Mark Magnier

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