At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, delegates take a photo in local garb. After China’s Mao suit and Peru’s alpaca scarves, what sartorial delight will Papua New Guinea offer? DW’s style guru Gerhard Elfers can’t wait to find out.
It is the first time that world leaders meeting at the APEC summit have been unable to sign a final joint communique. The gathering in Papua New Guinea was dominated by diplomatic sparring between the US and China.
The Asia-Pacific summit has become the latest stage for the trade dispute between the US and China. Beijing called for consultations as Washington threatened more tariffs.
Through a series of major investment funds and development aid projects, Australia and China are trying to outbid each other to create networks of power and influence in poorer Pacific nations.
The US president has told CEOs at the APEC summit that the US has suffered under past trade deals, and would now take a different path. Meanwhile, a talked about meeting with the Russian president did not materialize.
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