At APEC, Biden pledges to work on workers’ rights, stable Chinese relations


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US President Joe Biden has said he would keep working to advance a Pacific trade pact, even as his vision for a regional deal to counter China’s influence stumbled over his bid to strengthen workers’ rights. “Our work is not yet done,” Biden told corporate CEOs in San Francisco where he attended a summit of the 21-member Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. “We will continue working to better facilitate high-standard trade that advances workers’ rights through strong enforcement of labour standards.” Biden was also scheduled to take part in an event for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), a 14-nation...