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APEC Latest: Kamala Harris Condemns North Korea Missile Launch

  • US Vice President Harris addresses APEC summit on Friday
  • China’s Xi Jinping continues charm offensive in Thailand
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Vice President Kamala Harris met with allies on North Korea and reaffirmed the US’s commitment to Asia, as American and Chinese officials pitched their competing visions at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Bangkok. 

Harris, who was representing US President Joe Biden in the last of three back-to-back summits in Southeast Asia, pledged to uphold international economic rules and norms in a speech to business executives Friday. The remarks came a day after Chinese leader Xi Jinping told the same gathering that the region was “no one’s backyard.”