The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 15 nations from the Asia-Pacific. Photo: EPA-EFE The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 15 nations from the Asia-Pacific. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 15 nations from the Asia-Pacific. Photo: EPA-EFE
Zhou Xin
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Zhou Xin

RCEP offers China a fresh start to counter US influence in Asia-Pacific

  • The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will allow China to enhance its sphere of influence in the face of US economic pressure
  • China’s risk of losing relevance in international value chains will diminish, and the deal may have killed the idea it can be isolated in the global economy

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 15 nations from the Asia-Pacific. Photo: EPA-EFE The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 15 nations from the Asia-Pacific. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 15 nations from the Asia-Pacific. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.