CPTPP and RCEP belong to a more advanced category of a new generation of free trade agreements in that they regulate not just free flow of goods and services, but also encompass a set of political and social objectives related to free market and fair competition. But CPTPP is further ahead of RCEP in several areas, including labor rights protection, environmental protection and more importantly the SOE issue. … [Read more...] about If RCEP comes, can CPTPP be far behind for China?
Rcep intersessional ministerial meeting
“On the basis of public opinion, definitely Modi should be the face of the party. I am not saying he should be declared as the Prime Ministerial candidate. But he has to be the face of the party. This is what I am getting feedback of people...I know what is wrong and what is right,” he said. … [Read more...] about Parrikar supports Modi as BJP’s face for Lok Sabha polls
Asked about Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement on Thursday admitting differences on the Modi issue and his demand that a decision on Mr. Modi must be taken within a time frame, Mr. Trivedi said, “Ours is a democratic party. Everybody, including Chief Ministers, has the freedom to express opinions, but they will have to abide by whatever the party decides.” … [Read more...] about 90-minute delay sets tongues wagging
“There has been a constant campaign to malign Gujarat and its people for the past 11 years. When the world speaks of Gujarat, it speaks of development; when it talks of Delhi, it speaks about corruption,” Mr. Modi said, addressing a series of meetings. … [Read more...] about Narendra Modi fit to become Prime Minister, says Sushma
Prime Minister Phuc said ASEAN and its partners have completed an enormous task and preparations for a new promising face of economic and trade cooperation. The RCEP agreement will accelerate the ASEAN economic community building and make the bloc a dynamic and strong partner in promoting cooperation for shared prosperity, he said. … [Read more...] about Vietnam caps term as ASEAN Chair with signing of major trade pact