Time to walk from TPP talks?

We were at a round table at a restaurant in Chijmes, flying home from a trade mission to India.

It was October 1998 and the trade ministers of Singapore and New Zealand and their advisers were meeting. (I was the bag carrier.)

There were three ways to tell the delegations apart. They were mostly Chinese and we were mostly European. There were little flags in front of each of us. Most conveniently, though, around the table it was beer, orange juice, beer, orange juice, beer …


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