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
Asean

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

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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