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Australia says TPP not dead, despite Trump opposition

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has declared the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) not dead ahead of key trade talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Sydney on Saturday, despite opposition to the trade pact from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.The talks between Australian Prime Minister Turnbull and Abe also come amid heightened regional tension as China asserts its claims over the disputed South China Sea, setting up a potential clash with the incoming Trump administration. "Talk of the TPP being dead is premature. We need to give the Americans time to work through this issue," ...

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First Published: Fri, January 13 2017. 08:25 IST