Corrected: Asia-Pacific leaders fail to reach consensus on APEC communique


One diplomat involved in the negotiations said tension between the USA and China, bubbling all week, erupted when the Chinese government's top diplomat, Wang Yi, objected during a leaders' retreat to two paragraphs in a draft document seen by Reuters.

China had its success on Sunday, with a Tongan official saying the Pacific nation had signed up to the "Belt and Road" initiative and received a five-year deferral on a concessional loan just before it was due to commence principal repayments.

The two-day summit was punctuated by acrimony and also underlined a rising rivalry between China and the West for influence in the usually neglected South Pacific, where Beijing has been wooing impoverished island states with aid and loans.

"For us, we welcome Chinese investment, we welcome USA investment".

He said the United States is interested in a better relationship "but there has to be change" from China's side. "We put tariffs on $250bn in Chinese goods, and we could more than double that number".

"Frankly speaking, we are in a very early stage of those discussions and different countries have different ideas as to how to take that process forward", Wang said. Consisting of the US, Japan, India and Australia, the group met in Singapore in the past week to discuss ways to cooperate. "I think there is a lot more progress being made here than I think is probably being acknowledged", he said.

"History has shown that confrontation, whether in the form of a cold war, a hot war or a trade war, produces no winners".

Australian media reported that Chinese officials demanded to see Papua New Guinea Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato over the communique, but were denied entry to his office.

China's foreign ministry said on Sunday that no developing country would fall into a debt trap simply because of its cooperation with Beijing.

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there were "different visions on particular elements with regard to trade that prevented full consensus on a communique document".

But they also pushed each other toward conflict and escalation.

Trump's withdrawal from the TPP past year and his push for bilateral trade deals are causing concern among allies, according to Ashley Townshend, director of the foreign policy and defense program at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

Morrison has previously said that Australia's navy would make visits to the new base on Manus Island.

Pence is representing Trump at the summits after the president opted not to attend - becoming the first U.S. head of state to skip the marquee Asian conferences since 2013.

The feisty barbs on a gleaming white cruise ship moored in Port Moresby set the scene for a potentially fiery meeting between Xi and US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Argentina at the end of this month. "The United States deals openly and fairly".

Pence told reporters Sunday: "I spoke to President Xi twice during the course of this conference".

Instead, there's a growing risk that president Trump imposes further tariffs on Chinese exports to America, which would have a further chilling impact on trade and global growth.