No sustainable regional free trade pact can ignore China, the US – or both. Illustration: Craig Stephens

China and the US both have a role in promoting free trade in the Asia-Pacific region

Dan Steinbock says even before Trump’s scepticism, the US used trade as a geopolitical weapon against China, and now truly ‘free’ trade in the Asia-Pacific needs to include both major powers

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No sustainable regional free trade pact can ignore China, the US – or both. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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