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Southeast Asia: Victors of the trade war?

The latest round of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods was met with a similar tariff on US$60 billion worth of American exports to China.

4 October 2018
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Beware the wrath of China's consumer

There’s a dog that hasn’t barked in the current round of trade tensions between the United States (US) and China. Despite the first direct tariffs coming into force Friday, the Chinese consumer has been on her best behaviour.

7 July 2018
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Denuclearisation talks underway in Pyongyang

United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo is back in Pyongyang for his third visit to the hermit kingdom, for further discussions on denuclearisation on the back of the historic summit between the leaders of both states in Singapore last month.

6 July 2018
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Can Southeast Asia weather a trade war?

In the face of growing economic protectionism, undergirded by a trade tiff between the United States (US) and China, Southeast Asian economies are bracing for the impact from a possible economic fallout.

5 July 2018
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China hits back in trade war opener

China’s in-kind response to United States (US) President Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on US$50 billion of imports from the Asian nation left the global economy on the verge of a trade war.

17 June 2018
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Can ASEAN be counted on when it matters?

The concept of centrality has seen a resurgence in use during the past few days, featuring prominently in the speeches and comments made during the recently concluded Shangri-La Dialogue (SLD).

4 June 2018
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Asia sees China and US as threats

For many United States (US) allies, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is the last of the Trump administration’s so-called grownups in the room.

4 June 2018
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What a Trump-Kim deal may look like

The on-again, off-again summit between United States (US) President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un now appears increasingly likely to take place but it’s not yet clear what kind of agreement, if any, the two leaders will be able to rea

1 June 2018
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