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Trump, unmoved by election loss, to address Apec summit

US President Donald Trump will follow Chinese President Xi Jinping in delivering a speech to the virtual Apec summit.

KUALA LUMPUR: US President Donald Trump will take part Friday in an Asia-Pacific summit as he continues to reject his election loss, a day after President Xi Jinping used the forum to hail China’s growing economic clout.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) gathering, held online this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, brings together 21 Pacific Rim countries, accounting for about 60 percent of global GDP.

Beijing has become the main driving force behind the trade grouping after the United States began withdrawing from multilateral bodies during Trump’s presidency.

President Xi, boosted by the signing last week of the world’s biggest trade pact, gave a keynote address to the…

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