RCEP: Big numbers, bigger potential

Editorials Nov 19, 2020

RCEP: Big numbers, bigger potential

The U.S. absence in both the RCEP and CPTPP partnerships obliges Japan to show leadership to direct both agreements toward integration, openness, good governance and the rule of law.

China’s Xi vows no decoupling in call to reject protectionism

Business / Economy Nov 19, 2020

China’s Xi vows no decoupling in call to reject protectionism

President Xi Jinping pledged that China wouldn’t engage in decoupling, in an address to Asia-Pacific leaders in Kuala Lumpur just days after the region inaugurated the world’s largest free-trade agreement. Xi’s speech during Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summits Thursday came as he — and the world ...

U.S. urges Japan and South Korea to speak out on China

National / Politics Nov 14, 2020

U.S. urges Japan and South Korea to speak out on China

The United States on Friday urged Japan and South Korea to speak out against China's treatment of minority Muslims and its actions toward Hong Kong and Taiwan, despite their trading relationships with Beijing. The unusually blunt comments directed at close U.S. allies came from Marc ...