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APEC: Xi says China has no intention of 'decoupling'

Thailand's Prayuth warns on COVID disruptions to regional connectivity

A screen shows Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking during the virtual APEC CEO Dialogues 2020 at a command center in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 19.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR/SHANGHAI -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders are addressing the virtual APEC CEO Dialogues, hosted by Malaysia on Thursday and Friday.

The meetings come just days after China and 14 other Asia-Pacific economies banded together to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade deal -- and amid fresh concerns about new waves of COVID-19 around the world.

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