Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front row, centre) joins hands with trade ministers from Asian countries during a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meeting in Tokyo in July. Photo: AP

How domestic politics threatens China’s dream of building Asia-Pacific free-trade bloc to offset US tensions

Domestic opposition in countries ranging from India to Australia could undermine efforts to reach a deal on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (front row, centre) joins hands with trade ministers from Asian countries during a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership meeting in Tokyo in July. Photo: AP
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