Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan at the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan at the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan at the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua
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World’s biggest free-trade deal has to be welcomed

  • The ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is welcome in a world conflicted by fragmentation, thanks to Donald Trump’s unilateralism and isolationism, and the politics and geography of the pandemic

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan at the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan at the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Commerce Minister Zhong Shan at the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement in Beijing last year. Photo: Xinhua
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