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The big deal about the mega trade deal

(Left to right) Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern, India's Prime Minister Nare
(Left to right) Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China's Premier Li Keqiang, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo pose for a group photo during the 3rd RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) Summit in Thailand on Nov 4, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Asia News Network writers discuss the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact and its implications. Here are excerpts:

Amitendu Palit

China Daily, China

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 17, 2019, with the headline 'The big deal about the mega trade deal'. Print Edition | Subscribe