US President Donald Trump signs an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Next to him are US Vice President Mike Pence, left, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Photo: AFP

Can the Trans-Pacific Partnership be salvaged? Forget Trump – Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand think so

The US president may have pulled the plug on American participation in the free-trade agreement, but other signatory countries appear keen to forge on as the ‘TPP 11’

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US President Donald Trump signs an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Next to him are US Vice President Mike Pence, left, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.