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Signing of the RCEP and the Future Asian Order
December 30, 2020

Signing of the RCEP and the Future Asian Order

By Oba Mie
China is set to be a major beneficiary of the new agreement.

RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP
December 28, 2020

RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The wide array of Indian groups opposing RCEP included the Hindu nationalist organization behind the ruling party.
China Leans Into RCEP Conclusion as Win
November 19, 2020

China Leans Into RCEP Conclusion as Win

By Eleanor Albert
China frames the conclusion of the mega trade deal as a huge victory for its approach to multilateral trade - and, implicitly, a rebuke of U.S. unilateralism.

ASEAN, China, Other Partners Sign World’s Biggest Trade Pact
November 16, 2020

ASEAN, China, Other Partners Sign World’s Biggest Trade Pact

By Associated Press
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership includes 15 Indo-Pacific nations – but excludes the U.S.

Japan’s Painful Choice on RCEP
August 03, 2020

Japan’s Painful Choice on RCEP

By Shin Kawashima
Tokyo faces a major conundrum with the proposed free trade agreement.

COVID-19 and a New Direction for Asian Integration
April 23, 2020

COVID-19 and a New Direction for Asian Integration

By Mie Oba
The crisis should prompt a change in thinking.

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.
How Close Is RCEP to Reality?
October 16, 2019

How Close Is RCEP to Reality?

By Luke Hunt
While progress continues to be touted, challenges remain to be addressed.

This Week’s Key China Trade Talks Are in Beijing, Not Shanghai
August 02, 2019

This Week’s Key China Trade Talks Are in Beijing, Not Shanghai

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Wendy Cutler and James Green on the latest RCEP negotiations.

Trade in Trouble: How Asia Can Lead
July 16, 2019

Trade in Trouble: How Asia Can Lead

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Wendy Cutler and Kevin Doyle.

Is Indonesia’s IPR Framework Incompatible with RCEP?
May 11, 2019

Is Indonesia’s IPR Framework Incompatible with RCEP?

By Eva Novi Karina
On intellectual property rights, there’s a serious gap between domestic Indonesian law and the structures of the proposed RCEP.
The Risk of E-Commerce Provisions in the RCEP
April 04, 2019

The Risk of E-Commerce Provisions in the RCEP

By Eva Novi Karina
It is crucial that ASEAN members have the time and flexibility to develop appropriate national and regional regulatory frameworks.

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