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There’s only one agreement that matters at APEC — and it’s not with China

  Michael Sainsbury Australia is spruiking its forthcoming free trade agreement with China, but with China’s economy slowing, the FTA won’t make much difference. Trade Minister Andrew Robb, who along with Prime Minister Tony Abbott is in Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, was everywhere yesterday talking up the prospect of a free trade

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Xi Jinping pivots to ASEAN

Michael Sainsbury Bangkok China stepped up its diplomatic charm offensive in South East Asia this month as U.S. President Barack Obama canceled his visit to the region amid U.S. paralysis over government funding and debt. In Obama’s absence, China’s leaders offered trade and investment deals to boost the country’s presence across Southeast Asia. Regional enthusiasm

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