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China blames 'excuses' for APEC discord, as U.S. ties sour again

The failure of the countries attending a major Asia-Pacific summit to agree on a communique resulted from certain countries "excusing" protectionism, a top Chinese diplomat said, in a veiled criticism of Washington that further sours China-U.S. ties ahead of a meeting of the G20 nations

Commentary: Can U.S.-China relations be saved?

At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting on Saturday afternoon, Chinese diplomats arrived unexpectedly at the Foreign Ministry of host Papua New Guinea. Angry at Papua New Guinea’s support for American wording in the meeting’s final communiqué, they only left after police were called, Australian and other media reported.

Aussie shares fall, tracking Wall Street; NZ down

Australian shares fell for a third straight session on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street and weighed down by fears that renewed U.S.-China talks will not make much progress in resolving their bitter trade dispute.

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