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RCEP vs TPP: the pursuit of eastern dominance

RCEP vs TPP: the pursuit of eastern dominance

Kim, Young-Chan (2015) RCEP vs TPP: the pursuit of eastern dominance. In: Kim, Young-Chan, (ed.) Chinese Global Production Networks in ASEAN. Understanding China . Springer, pp. 19-37. ISBN 978-3319242309 (doi:

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ASEAN when defined as a single regional bloc, can be perceived as being one of the most prominent battle-fields between two new economic powerhouses; the US and China. When compared to efforts in the prior half-century, the US’s regional integration efforts were derided politically and economically since the 2007 Western financial crisis. This was predominantly due to a plethora of reasons alike to the fact that post the impasse, the ASEAN nations’ credence of the US as a political and trading partner greatly eroded. As a late runner, China exemplifies her regional prowess via an influx of Chinese emigration in those targeted regions. This enables the ASEAN nations to centre their trade around the Chinese economy in lieu of that of the US. This is galvanised by the wealth of the ethnic minority that efficiently entwine the ASEAN nations with China as the nucleus. Through the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, two subsequent agreements were penned; and these concepts are examined from the Chinese perspective, and the effects that are encompassed are further amplified throughout the course of this paper.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement; Asian Regional Integration; US-China Regional Strategy;
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 12:50

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