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The 21st century is commonly referred to as the 'Pacific Century.' For such a prediction to materialize, the economies of the Asia-Pacific must lead the globe. What challenges will the region face? What nations stand to benefit most? The Diplomat's economics and business blog, Pacific Money, will try to tackle these questions and more.

China’s Data/AI Economy and the Global Order
December 05, 2019

China’s Data/AI Economy and the Global Order

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Winston Ma.

What Can We Learn From ‘Made in Japan’?
November 26, 2019

What Can We Learn From ‘Made in Japan’?

By He Jun
Japanese manufacturing has shifted from making brand-name products to cornering specific segments of the global supply chain.
Tsai Ing-wen Calls for Taiwan-US Bilateral Trade Agreement
November 22, 2019

Tsai Ing-wen Calls for Taiwan-US Bilateral Trade Agreement

By Nick Aspinwall
The TAIPEI Act, which passed the U.S. Senate last month, also urges negotiations for an FTA, but political obstacles prevent a deal from happening immediately.

Scramble for the Indo-Pacific Seabed
November 16, 2019

Scramble for the Indo-Pacific Seabed

By Drake Long
China is poised to dominate seabed mining – if it ever becomes feasible, that is.

WTO Reform: Will China Be Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?
November 15, 2019

WTO Reform: Will China Be Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

By Stephen Olson
China’s centrally managed economy continues to pose challenges for the international trading system. Will Beijing acknowledge that fact?

The Implications of India’s RCEP Withdrawal
November 14, 2019

The Implications of India’s RCEP Withdrawal

By Mie Oba
Regional trade initiatives just got more complicated.

RCEP’s Economic Impact in Asia
November 13, 2019

RCEP’s Economic Impact in Asia

By Xianbai Ji
RCEP, along with the CPTPP, will help drive deep integration in Asia. Holdouts like India will suffer the most.
Britain in the Trans-Pacific Partnership After Brexit?
November 12, 2019

Britain in the Trans-Pacific Partnership After Brexit?

By Michito Tsuruoka
It’s complicated.

Beijing Says China, US to Lift Tariff Hikes as Talks Advance
November 08, 2019

Beijing Says China, US to Lift Tariff Hikes as Talks Advance

By Associated Press
The agreement would address one of China's main demands: the removal of tariffs before negotiations progress further.

Asian Mega-Trade Deal Pushes Ahead, But India Drops out
November 05, 2019

Asian Mega-Trade Deal Pushes Ahead, But India Drops out

By Associated Press
RCEP may finally get over the finish line – but only because one of its major participants has decided not to join.

WTO Authorizes China to Hit US With $3.6 Billion in Sanctions
November 02, 2019

WTO Authorizes China to Hit US With $3.6 Billion in Sanctions

By Associated Press
China gets the greenlight to penalize the U.S. for Obama-era anti-dumping duties.
Chile Announces Cancellation of 2019 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit
October 31, 2019

Chile Announces Cancellation of 2019 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

By Ankit Panda
The 2019 APEC summit was meant to provide a venue for a Trump-Xi encounter on trade.

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