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How Trump’s Actions Reshuffle Trade Relations in the Asia-Pacific
As the TPP seems knocked-out, Asian countries need to rethink trade coalitions

Trump’s executive order to pull the US out of the TPP is one decisive example of the geopolitical and economic implications of the new president’s trade policy: Not only does the pullback of the US force Asian countries to reassess years of trade negotiations as well as the challenges that lie ahead. It also reshuffles the geopolitics of trade in the Asia-Pacific and potentially makes room to China to reassert its role in this very region. More ...

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In the Era of Trump, Will China Take the Lead on Free Trade?
Do not enter the “dark room“ of protectionism!

While the United States has been a strong supporter of free trade and open markets for decades, China is a country rather known for its far-reaching industrial policies, more often than not on the brink of protectionism. Are these roles about to change? More ...