The 11-member pact known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP has been signed by five Asean economies as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and Peru – and China is considering joining. Photo: AP

Amid US-China trade war, could EU be next to join the CPTPP?

  • Experts predict economic uncertainty facing Asia won’t end even if the US and China resolve their trade tensions
  • To hedge against future disruptions, the 11-nation trade bloc known as CPTPP could join forces with the EU, suggest regional experts in an Asia Society paper
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The 11-member pact known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP has been signed by five Asean economies as well as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and Peru – and China is considering joining. Photo: AP
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US President Donald Trump at a welcoming ceremony in Beijing with China's President Xi Jinping in 2017. Photo: Reuters

China or the US? Europe’s ‘impossible choice’ in the trade war

  • The EU is a top trading partner of both China and the US
  • Bloc now in a difficult spot as Trump moves to ratchet up pressure on Beijing
Topic |   China-EU relations

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US President Donald Trump at a welcoming ceremony in Beijing with China's President Xi Jinping in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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