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Obama Pushes Asian Trade Deal In Beijing

President Barack Obama speaks at the APEC CEO Summit, as part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) on November 10, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Wang Zhao-Pool/AFP/Getty Imgaes)
President Barack Obama speaks at the APEC CEO Summit, as part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) on November 10, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Wang Zhao-Pool/AFP/Getty Imgaes)

President Barack Obama is in Beijing today for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. It’s a splashy event bringing together national leaders to talk about economic growth.

The gathering also will give the White House an opportunity to push one of its top priorities: getting a dozen Asian countries to join a free trade deal.

Obama says the trade pact – known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership – would bring growth to all participants. Not everyone in this country agrees.

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to talk about more about the trade deal.

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