China's President Xi Jingping, center, speaks to U.S. President Barack Obama at their meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Several U.S. allies took aim at Donald Trump's views on global trade, while China's president made an impassioned call against the sort of protectionism favored by the president-elect at a summit of Asian-Pacific leaders on Saturday."Even if the United States doesn't want to engage in free trade, President Trump needs to know other countries do," said Key.He said it's still possible to save the 12-nation TPP negotiated by the Obama administration by introducing cosmetic changes making it acceptable to Trump or carving out a less ambitious pact among TPP signatories that leaves out the U.S.Xi's remarks came as Chinese state media blasted Trump for "trade-bashing" rhetoric that threatens global economic stability.
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