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Benefits of US-China trade war for ASEAN only temporary: Expert

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  1. Marine Rouge

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    Benefits of US-China trade war for ASEAN only temporary: Expert
    • Agnes Anya
      The Jakarta Post
    Jakarta / Tue, June 25, 2019 / 03:57 pm
    [​IMG]The United States and China are two of the world’s most powerful economies. The dynamics of their relations significantly affects the global economy. (Shutterstock/File)
    ASEAN may stand to benefit from the trade tensions between the United States and China but these advantages will only be temporary, as the members of the bloc, including Indonesia, could become the trade war’s next victims, a scholar associated with the Chinese government has said.

    China Institute of International Studies executive vice president and senior fellow Ruan Zongse has voiced his disagreement with the opinion of many experts that ASEAN should exploit the opportunities presented by US-China tensions.

    “Yes, ASEAN could benefit from the situation but it will just be short term. In fact, the [US’] unilateralism [in imposing tariffs] not only targets China. Today, the victims are China, Mexico and Canada, but tomorrow it could be Indonesia and other countries,” he said on Monday evening during a workshop held by the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta.

    He emphasized that the trade war should not be seen merely as a dispute between the US and China, but argued that instead it exposed Washington’s protectionism, which threatened multilateralism.

    Thus, to address the issue, global stakeholders – particularly ASEAN members – should strengthen their commitment to multilateralism, he added.

    He added that the Southeast Asian bloc, along with its partner countries, had shown a strong will to uphold multilateralism, particularly through the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – a proposed free trade agreement comprising all 10 ASEAN member states as well as Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea.

    With the spirit of multilateralism deteriorating, moving forward with the RCEP is vital to reiterate a commitment to cooperation and “to demonstrate that multilateralism must be our future”, he added.

    “That is why China wants RCEP negotiations to be finished as soon as possible and has called on participating countries to accelerate the negotiations,” he said.

    Begun in 2012, the RCEP negotiations have yet to result in an agreement, with resistance being shown by several of ASEAN’s partners, including Japan and India. (bbn)

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    US is very well known for her assault using her economic might to subdue much smaller countries to do their bidding. Meanwhile some bollocks here cherised US economy assault against China, and China is actually pursuing free trade regime to maintain her economy growth and push their capital forward
     
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    Well, Malaysia already know its next. After China, Malaysia is next because we have substantial trade surplus with it. US already called Malaysia a cheat/ currency manipulator country.
     
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    Good to see US will attack Sing, Malay, Indos next, so those countries will stop boasting how "wealthy" they r on PDF.

    VN is poor, be poorer abit will also make no change, but US dare not attack VN cos we control the SCS ( east VN sea) whereJP-SK- Guam oil shipping line must pass through:cool:
     
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    Vietnam being commies actually will be listed sooner than later in name of Democracy and Freedom LoL
     
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    Whatever, we support Trump to destroy ASEAN hehe :lol:
     
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    Bruh, you a part of ASEAN
     
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    Actually ASEAN (Sing, ID,Malay, Thai, Phil) was against VN invasion to Cambodia, they supported Pol Pot even when he genocide 3million Cambodian and thousands Vnese. VN only join ASEAN after we sucessfully put Hun Sen on the throne, and Sing PM Lee still unhappy wt our friend Hun Sen and think he ( Hun sen) is VN's lackey till now

    We actually dislike each other or actually Sing,ID,Malay, Thai dislike VN and Cam PM Hun Sen.
     
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    Yes doesn't change a fact that you a part of ASEAN.
     
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    So, what is the diffrent ? We will support anyone wanna destroy ASEAN, so those VN haters in ASEAN nations will never have a chance to support bad guy like Pol pot again.
     
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    So...your bum included?
     
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    Yeah.if US want another VN war, then we will not refuse. Why should we care ??:cool:
     
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    You aren't even making any sense at this point. I'm done.
     
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    Who is real strong will survive in the war, bro. its time to show that Sing, Malay, ID also can defeat US like VN....or u guys will be destroyed.:cool:
     
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    vn is a piece of shit can even produce a rifle.... Defeat USA??? Sorry, your Russian daddy is broke, you can defeat US by swimming... Jungle idiot are really stupid...
     
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