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International relations

China wants Asia free trade pact without India

Beijing's proposal seen as counter move to Washington's Indo-Pacific push

From left to right: Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a meeting on the RCEP in Singapore in November.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- China is proposing a new Asian free trade agreement that excludes India, throwing a wrench into plans for the 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

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