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The EU-Japan deal creates a massive economic zone and stands in stark contrast to President Donald Trump's "America First" protectionism.
China announced today that it filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge to Trump's proposal for a tariff hike on USD 200 billion of Chinese goods.
Brexit: Ex education secretary Justine Greening backs new Brexit vote as eurosceptics pressure Theresa May
Former education secretary Justine Greening, who opposed Brexit, said May's plan to follow European Union rules on trade in goods without being able to influence them was "the worst of both worlds".
EU Council President Donald Tusk spoke after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as part of an annual EU-China summit that opened against the backdrop of the growing China-US trade tension.
David Davis quit as Brexit minister and Boris Johnson stepped down as foreign minister last week over May's Brexit blueprint, which would keep Britain economically close to the EU.
Theresa May went on to defend her controversial new White Paper for Brexit, which has shaken up her government with high-profile Cabinet resignations.
Trump started his trip Wednesday by blasting Germany for falling well short of its NATO spending.
Trump said, May's plan would "probably kill the deal" as it would mean the US "would be dealing with the European Union" instead of the UK.
Britain voted for Brexit in June 2016, but May has so far been unable to present a common position to Brussels on what she wants because of deep divisions in her government.
Britain's moves towards exiting the European Union are already expected to create some 3,500 finance and banking jobs in Paris as leading players in the sector move their operations out of London.
British business, whose leaders have persistently called for a clear plan on Brexit, came together Monday to back May's proposals.
European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas was asked at a regular briefing if the sudden departure of London's lead negotiator was a problem. She replied saying that its not a problem.
Davis quit late Sunday, saying he could not support May's plan to maintain close trade and regulatory ties with the EU, commonly known as a "soft Brexit" after the departure takes place next year.
Germany will have to go its own way on immigration if it cannot get other European Union states to sign up to migrant return deals, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said in remarks.
According to Deutsche Welle, the proposed law will enforce new regulations for content and direct IT companies to regulate what users upload.