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RCEP is more than TPP-lite

Setting the record straight on ASEAN's initiative

| China
RCEP is designed to give its 16 members a framework for ongoing discussions on trade and investment issues.

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership appears to have been captured by those developing a "U.S. vs. China" narrative to explain the state of play in global trade. However, the positioning of RCEP as a Chinese-led competitor to the Trans-Pacific Partnership advanced as part of an American pivot to Asia strategy is simply wrong.

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