Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (second right) locks hands with other leaders at the RCEP summit in Bangkok in November last year. Photo: Reuters Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (second right) locks hands with other leaders at the RCEP summit in Bangkok in November last year. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (second right) locks hands with other leaders at the RCEP summit in Bangkok in November last year. Photo: Reuters

China and 14 other nations ready to sign RCEP, world’s largest trade deal, before change of leadership in US

  • The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is expected to be signed this weekend during video meetings hosted by Asean
  • In the absence of the US from trading blocs, China seeks opportunities to write regional trade rules, say observers

Topic |   Asean
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (second right) locks hands with other leaders at the RCEP summit in Bangkok in November last year. Photo: Reuters Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (second right) locks hands with other leaders at the RCEP summit in Bangkok in November last year. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (second right) locks hands with other leaders at the RCEP summit in Bangkok in November last year. Photo: Reuters
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