The United States and China have agreed not to impose further tariffs on each other while they continue to negotiate a trade deal. The detente ends months of tension between the two countries.
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.
The ten-member ASEAN and its partners are meeting this week amid worries the US-China trade row will negatively impact the region. The summit is expected to see progress made on a China-backed regional trade pact.
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.
At the ASEAN Summit in Singapore, Beijing tried to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian states. DW’s Frank Sieren says that could have far-reaching consequences for Europe’s role in global politics.
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