As TPP Leaders Celebrate, China Urges Creation of Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area

November 19, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping continued to emphasize regional connectivity – including the completion of a free trade area spanning the entire Asia-Pacific region – at this year’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, even as the United States and other partners celebrated the conclusion of their own trade deal. Xi also stressed a potential Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) last year, when China was hosting the APEC summit.

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