China to seek support for free trade area
BEIJING • China will seek support for a Beijing-led Asia-Pacific free trade area at a regional summit in Peru later this month, Chinese officials said yesterday, after Mr Donald Trump's election win dashed hopes for a United States-led free trade pact.
During his campaign, Mr Trump took a protectionist stance on trade issues and labelled the Trans-Pacific Partnership championed by President Barack Obama a disaster. There is now little chance of it coming up for a vote in Washington before his inauguration in January.
Americans flock to NZ immigration site
WELLINGTON • New Zealand is nearly 13,000km from the United States, but Americans are flocking there - at least to its immigration website.
Immigration New Zealand has been inundated with Web visits from US-based Internet users, with thousands registering their interest in its visa programmes since the US election results were announced.
About 56,300 visits were recorded in the 24 hours to 9am New Zealand time yesterday.
Newsweek recalls Clinton-cover issue
NEW YORK • Newsweek had to recall a special commemorative issue with Mrs Hillary Clinton on the cover and the headline Madam President.
The Daily Telegraph reported that Newsweek sent out 125,000 copies and had to quickly withdraw them from the shelves. Only 17 copies were sold.