Cargo is loaded on a ship at Tianjin port in China. Photo: AP

US-China tensions make Asian free-trade deal ‘a priority’

Talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership take on renewed urgency in the wake of Trump’s protectionism, says Malaysia’s top trade negotiator

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Cargo is loaded on a ship at Tianjin port in China. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.