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If US won't lead on trade, China will: Ex-US trade rep

Michael Froman urges engagement in Asia-Pacific to counter Beijing's influence

Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman

TOKYO America's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership leaves the door open for China to set the agenda in Asia-Pacific trade, warns former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.

Now a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a U.S. think tank, Froman recently spoke to The Nikkei about challenges the Trump administration's trade policies pose and Japan's role in creating an open, rules-based framework for trade.

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