Ben Reynolds, Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York
Apr 19, 2018
The Trump administration has come back around to the TPP for the same reasons that the Obama administration pushed the deal in the first place: its use as a bargaining chip in the struggle for Asian hegemony.
Robert Manning, Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center of Atlantic Council
May 15, 2017
If there ever was a time when Asian nations could ignore transatlantic affairs or when Europe could proceed without considering Asian developments, those days are long gone.
Chen Yonglong, Director of Center of American Studies, China Foundation for International Studies
Nov 09, 2015
The free-trade deal seems more firmly rooted in politics than economics, lacking both fairness and transparency, and that doesn’t bode well for a harmonious world order.
Wu Sike, Member on Foreign Affairs Committee, CPPCC
Oct 14, 2015
For China and the United States, a new type of economic and trade relationship with each other is in the best interest of the two major powers, and they should work towards this end. That will require Washington to view the new TTP through the lens of its best economic interests, and join China in creating the world’s largest free-trade zone by around 2030.
Mel Gurtov, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Portland State University
May 18, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), with congressional approval, is primed to have “fast track” status to avoid public debate. The TPP would provide new incentives to send jobs abroad, increase corporate earnings, remove protections from both overseas and U.S. environments and workers; supporters argue that it is necessary to “outflank” China.