Ministers join hands after the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Santiago, Chile, in March 2018. Eleven countries formed the CPTPP after the US pulled out of Obama-led TPP. Photo: AP
S. George Marano
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by S. George Marano

Trump has one more weapon in his US-China trade war arsenal – the Trans-Pacific Partnership

  • A resurrection of the Obama-era pact would put the US back in the driver’s seat in the Asia-Pacific, with the power to divert trade away from China
  • Supported by the Democratic Party and US allies, the TPP would be more effective in containing China than Trump’s current suite of tariffs and export bans

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Ministers join hands after the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Santiago, Chile, in March 2018. Eleven countries formed the CPTPP after the US pulled out of Obama-led TPP. Photo: AP
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Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Cary Huang

From the US-China trade war to Trump’s impeachment inquiry and Brexit, record levels of political uncertainty are battering the global economy

  • Geopolitical tensions and rising protectionism are pushing global uncertainty indices to, or near to, record highs, leaving world economic growth and trade teetering on a knife edge

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