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RCEP: Asia races against clock to save trade deal of the decade

Japan-South Korea rift and India-China rivalry complicate talks

MASAYUKI YUDA and KIRAN SHARMA, Nikkei staff writers | Thailand

BANGKOK/NEW DELHI -- When the clock struck 9 a.m. in Bangkok on Sept. 8, ministers from 16 countries were supposed to sit down to hammer out details of the world's biggest trade deal -- the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

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