The deal was an initiative from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and signed at the bloc’s summit over the weekend. Photo: Reuters The deal was an initiative from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and signed at the bloc’s summit over the weekend. Photo: Reuters
The deal was an initiative from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and signed at the bloc’s summit over the weekend. Photo: Reuters

Why the RCEP trade deal could strengthen China’s hand in Asia as world waits to see what course US will take in future

  • The United States has not signed the free-trade pact that includes three of Asia’s biggest economies and Asean member states
  • Trade analysts say it is likely to give Beijing more influence over global trade and strengthen ties with neighbours

Topic |   RCEP
The deal was an initiative from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and signed at the bloc’s summit over the weekend. Photo: Reuters The deal was an initiative from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and signed at the bloc’s summit over the weekend. Photo: Reuters
The deal was an initiative from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and signed at the bloc’s summit over the weekend. Photo: Reuters
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