Asia-Pacific leaders fail to agree on APEC communique amid US-China rift

US Vice-President Mike Pence traded sharp barbs with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in back-to-back speeches at the APEC summit on Saturday

US exports, trade war

Asia-Pacific leaders struggled to reach a consensus on the wording of a communique, reflecting heightened tensions fuelled by a trade war between the US and China.   Speaking at the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Papua New Guinea, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that negotiations had been difficult between the 21 economies represented. He said there would be a "chair's summary" of discussions.  ALSO READ: APEC summit turns into tug-of-war between US, China for regional ...