EP 6 Australia lines up with China led trade pact !

Trade Pacts are anathema in the US now: Congress doesn't like them, a majority of the American people don't like them, and the President-elect Donald Trump doesn't like them. But, they are flying high in countries of the Asia-Pacific. China now appears to be the free trade leader for this region. Even Australia, America's perpetual ally has moved away from the US and now supports FTAAP--the Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific--the China led pact that will soon have 21 members. Dartmouth's Pamela Crossley and Norwich's Sarwar Kashmeri discuss this reversal of fortunes in the next episode of the weekly program "Orient Espresso."


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