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Opportunities for Asia-Pacific seen if US quits TPP [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-11-23 06:16:35 |Display all floors
The United States' expected withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership may provide "great opportunities" for China to work out a wider trade agreement as a better alternative, experts said on Tuesday.


US president-elect Donald Trump released a video message on social media on Monday giving his plans for the first 100 days of his presidency. These included withdrawing from the trade deal on hi ...

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Post time 2016-11-23 06:16:36 |Display all floors
If Obama, the so called Nobel Peace laureate is truly a peace maker, he would not have done such a silly unfriendly move to isolate China from joining the TPP.  Obama's colour of aggressive divide and rule attitude does not fit in the peace prize that he has so received.  Anyway, Obama has not done much to be a peace maker since he took up the office of US President. What a dill!

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Post time 2016-11-23 07:56:32 |Display all floors
It is vital but not indispensable to have US in the FTAAP. However probably it will also need to run along the lines of Trump's "Make America Great Again" and "bilateral agreements".

China needs to consider recalibrating its trust given the change in the US environment. Otherwise the chance of success isn't as great.

Trump's loyalty to US is undoubted more so that it is where the bulk of his wealth lies and where his legacy in this world will shine. And he speaks the business language well, something the Chinese can relate to very well too. The hurdle will be those hardcore politicians like Hillary that surrounds and influence him.

Perhaps the first step is how to promote a US-China economic win-win solution without reducing US' presence and primacy in East Asia. There is no need to chase US warships in East Asia presently back to Hawaii. Let them stay at their own cost. East Asians Ex-Japan should not be footing the cost of US, of course how China assures its neighbors is of paramount importance. Perhaps with continued joint surveillance exercise involving China, US and East Asians with periodic visits from the US Navy. Can't see how US loses its freedom to visit with this?

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Post time 2016-11-23 08:25:37 |Display all floors
It is apparent that US new administration will take a stiff stands against existing and future FTAs. The sentiment of protectionism is likely and making it difficult to export into US without the possibilities of further duties on goods destine for US.

If this is the case then Asian must accord its very own trade pact within its own territories connecting it to Russia, South America and EU if they are keen as well. It should be open to all Asian countries and involves South American continents in order to expand its maximum reach.

Trade Pacts is suppose to work like this if they can get it to assemble a grouping together and the bigger that grouping is the better. But one important point is - the negotiation and the individual country's acceptance to the terms and conditions which is the main reason why TPP fails. Too much foreplay by countries especially US and Japan, sitting on the talks and unable to come to a final acceptance and the final rush to get it ratified that cause its failure. Frankly, don't blame Donald Trump for it blame those that sit on it for umpteen months doing nothing until the very last minutes.

In the possible coming pact, there should be a clause that clearly specify that countries that could not meet that deadline should be put aside for future integrations and those that are able to comply should carry on with that implementations so that those that are ready could move onwards toward its goal. That should be the way and not waiting for those taking its own sweet time to decide. The world evolves around you and not you evolves around the world.

Make it happen and do the right thing now.

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Post time 2016-11-23 12:06:06 |Display all floors
US employed transverse block to stop China trade expansion during two terms of Obama administration. All their efforts turned out futile.This was shown some two thousand years ago, when Qin Kingdom faced the similar situation. Famous strategist Su Qin proposed transverse blockage to subdue Qin Kingdom. It was nullified by strategist Zhang Yi, who employed latitudinal linkage. Finally, Qin dominated to unify China and proved that the latter was CORRECT! History repeats itself!

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