A Chinese supervisor assists an Indian worker as he works on an assembly line of an air-conditioner plant at Matoda, some 20km from Ahmedabad, India. Photo: AFP

As Trump kills the TPP, can China-backed RCEP fill the gap?

After Donald Trump dismantles eight years of TPP negotiations on ‘day one’ of his presidency, Asia will try to strengthen its own regional economic ties by reducing tariffs

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A Chinese supervisor assists an Indian worker as he works on an assembly line of an air-conditioner plant at Matoda, some 20km from Ahmedabad, India. Photo: AFP
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