RCEP
China’s trade deals to the east and west rewrite the rules

Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and John Ross, Senior Fellow Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, discuss the RCEP and EU-China trade deals

RCEP signed despite opposition from social movements

Once in full effect, the agreement will cover close to 30% of the global population and GDP. However, trade unions and people’s movements have been opposing the deal for years

RCEP: The world’s largest trade bloc signed amid pandemic challenges

Trade policy expert Professor Biswajit Dhar, Chief Editor of Newsclick Prabir Purkayastha and Benny Kuruvilla from Focus on the Global South discuss the implications of RCEP

What is RCEP and why are trade unions in the Asia-Pacific region concerned about it?

Even as the new agreement between ASEAN nations and its free trade partners establishes the largest trading bloc in the world, it is vehemently being opposed by labor unions, trade justice groups and women’s movements

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We also take a look at protest against police violence and high subway fares in New York city

RCEP: The meaning of India’s exit

What drove India to take this drastic step and what is the way forward in terms of addressing the crisis of Indian agriculture and manufacturing?

India’s RCEP Dilemma: Is There a Way Out?

India’s difficulty in acceding to the mega regional free trade agreement, RCEP, currently being negotiated among 16 Asia-Pacific nations, is reflective of a deep malaise in not just its trade policy but also domestic economy.

Indian people's movements formulate strategies to resist free trade agreement Indian people’s movements formulate strategies to resist free trade agreement

In light of the secretiveness that has marked negotiations around the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, trade justice activists and people’s movements are planning a campaign against the free trade agreement

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RCEP is intended to prevent government regulation and maximize private profit

Activists say the deal disenfranchises the people and leaves very little scope for the government to control corporate excesses

RCEP: People’s movements resist free trade agreement

Organizations across the Asia Pacific region have condemned the secrecy surrounding the negotiations and pointed out that the deal will have an impact on poor and developing countries

Activists gather in Bangkok to discuss countering RCEP

The deal is likely to deal a huge blow to the less developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region and benefit big corporations and the richer countries

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