BBC World Service

In Obama’s absence, China takes center stage at APEC

John Sudworth Oct 8, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY
BBC World Service

In Obama’s absence, China takes center stage at APEC

John Sudworth Oct 8, 2013
HTML EMBED:
COPY

At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Bali Tuesday, leaders of nearly two dozen countries discussed freer trade and bringing more stability to the global economy.

“The big issue in town is China,” says the BBC’s John Sudworth, who has been following the meeting. “[Chinese president] Xi Jinping has been left with a bit of bit of a starring role at the summit because of the notable absence of the U.S. president, and the one thing he’s been really keen to reassure other leaders is that the Chinese economy, although slowing, is still remains on track, he says.”

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.  

The clock is ticking 

Time is running out to make a gift to Marketplace and help us meet our $100,000 fall fundraiser goal by midnight tonight.