Asia’s dynamism at risk in US and China’s competing visions for global trade

May 3, 2017

Donald Trump, US president, asserts that “protection will lead to great prosperity and strength”. In contrast, President Xi Jinping of China insists that “we must promote trade and investment, liberalisation and facilitation through opening up — and say no to protectionism”. So what might this contrast of views mean for the future of the trade on which Asia’s dynamism has been built?

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Topics: ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS (ASEAN) WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) PROTECTIONISM FREE TRADE

Agreements: REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (RCEP) TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)

Regions: CHINA UNITED STATES ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: FINANCIAL TIMES

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