Protesters jostle with police, burn mock US flag in Philippines during Apec

2015-11-18 08:22
Protesters clash with Philippine police near the venue where leaders are meeting for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Summit in Manila. (Ted Aljibe, AFP)

Protesters clash with Philippine police near the venue where leaders are meeting for the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Summit in Manila. (Ted Aljibe, AFP)

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Manila - Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation summit.

About two hundred protesters trying to march on the venues for Apec meetings are blocked by riot police.

Security is very tight in the Philippines capital as world leaders meet for two days as part of the Apec summit.

Protesters jostled with police and burnt a mock US flag.

Vincent Crisostomo of anti-globalisation group Anakbayan says "Apec is an enemy of the Filipino people."

Chinese President Xi Jinping is seeking to reassure regional economic and political leaders that his government will keep the world's No 2 economy growing.

Xi told a business conference on the sidelines of the Apec summit that China is committed to reforming its economy and raising the living standards of its people.

He also said Beijing is stepping up efforts to counter climate change and clean up its environment.

Xi did not comment on South China Sea disputes.

President Barack Obama is calling on China to halt further land reclamation and new construction in the South China Sea.

Obama is meeting with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on the sidelines of the Apec summit. He's calling for "bold steps" to lower tensions.

Obama says he and Aquino discussed the impact that China's land reclamation is having on regional stability. He's adding that maritime disputes need to be resolved peacefully.

Aquino says freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea must be continuously ensured, consistent with international law.

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