Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries begin talks in Beijing on August 3, aimed at concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement. Photo: Kyodo
Ted S. Yoho
Opinion

Opinion

Ted S. Yoho

Why China is the ‘critical flaw’ in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

  • It is a mistake for the world’s biggest trade bloc to include China, a bad actor with little regard for the rule of law. Also, trade blocs can be cumbersome, and it is better to strike bilateral deals with trusted partners such as the US

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Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries begin talks in Beijing on August 3, aimed at concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement. Photo: Kyodo
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