As I mentioned in my book, “We need to secure the leadership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and prepare it to take steps to counter China…... Unfortunately, the current administration withdrew from the partnership in 2017, and China took advantage of US withdrawal.”
Sadly, as happened in the past two years, the current administration even boycotted the third year in a row, the ASEAN meeting that is happening now (this weekend).
As a result, they are about to sign the “World’s Biggest Free-Trade Deal” under Chinese hegemony. Our own allies, like Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, abandoned us. They completely disregarded the fatwa from DC. From insult to injury, it shows the mastery of The Middle Kingdom.
The future is ASEA and this MEGA deal is the zenith of Beijing’s decade-long quest to torpedo us (US Empire) for greater economic colonization of the region that encompasses over a third of the global gross domestic product, about half of the world population. Resulting economic Tsunami of this tectonic deal will send shockwaves around the world.
Sadly hardly any US ostrich syndrome media is talking about these RCEP tectonic shifts. Here is a Japanese-Indian Perspective on their anxieties. It is a pity; we put all our allies in a difficult spot by unilaterally pulling out of TPP and other commitments:
Bushmen from EAST