The Chilean president has canceled the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit that was scheduled to take place next month. This is the event where President Trump and Chinese President Xi were expected to meet and possibly sign off on a partial trade agreement. That schedule was already in doubt, but APEC’s cancelation takes away an important opportunity for face-to-face negotiations with the Chinese. Chile is dealing with national protests over a proposed increase in public transportation fees, which was cited as the reason for the cancelation of the summit.
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