Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh celebrate during the virtual signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Hanoi on November 15. Photo: EPA-EFE Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh celebrate during the virtual signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Hanoi on November 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh celebrate during the virtual signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Hanoi on November 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Multilateralism is alive and well in Asia, no thanks to Donald Trump and ‘America first’

  • Multilateralism is having a good week, between the signing of the RCEP and the Apec summit. But as Biden promises a US return to the multilateral stage, it may be a missed opportunity for greater Chinese influence on global processes

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh celebrate during the virtual signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Hanoi on November 15. Photo: EPA-EFE Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh celebrate during the virtual signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Hanoi on November 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh celebrate during the virtual signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Hanoi on November 15. Photo: EPA-EFE
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.