Leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit temporarily shed their concerns over trade to don traditional Peruvian scarves for a group photo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). The heads of state of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit posed together on Sunday (November 20) for a photograph while wearing traditional Peruvian garb to mark the 2016 summit. They all draped artisanal scarves over their shoulders during their photo. All eyes were on China at this year's APEC summit in Lima, Peru just over a week after Republican Donald Trump's surprise victory in the United States dashed hopes of the largest-ever U.S.-proposed trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), coming to fruition. U.S. President Barack Obama has championed the TPP as a way to counter China's rise, but Trump has vowed to scrap the TPP and threatened to impose tariffs on imports from China and Mexico. Chinese attendance at the APEC meeting was its largest ever and regional delegates said China would take the lead on trade if the U.S. turned toward protectionism.