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China seen taking centre stage at Apec

Its alternative vision of FTAAP and RCEP will be key economic and geopolitical undercurrents of the session, especially with TPP's presumed demise.

With TPP now apparently dead following Donald Trump's election, momentum could pick up fast for RCEP and FTAAP, especially if Beijing ramps up its diplomatic offensive. 

POLITICAL and business leaders from the Asia-Pacific and the Americas are making final preparations for the last Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leadership summit - which starts on Thursday - that Barack Obama will attend as US president. The election of Donald Trump will shape...

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