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Trade war

US-China trade clash blocks APEC declaration

Forum ends without statement for first time in its history

PORT MORESBY -- Tensions between the U.S. and China escalated on the final day of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, forcing the 21 members to wrap up without a joint declaration for the first time since meetings began in 1993.

Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, who hosted and chaired this year's summit, said he would issue a chairman's statement later as a substitute.

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