Saturday, January 29, 2011
TPP Won’t Work/Third-Class Politicians Only Provide the Third-Rate Policy-XVIII
The name of TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) has not received the public spotlight recently. Created in 2005 by Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore, TTP is gaining more popularity. In 2009, the United States expressed interest in joining TPP; then Japanese also started to follow the American’s lead. Since China began to have FTA with ASEAN about one year ago, the White House rushed into the Asian region to get its pie by engaging TPP against China’s action. Luckily, the US and Russia were invited into the East Asian Summit (EAS) in 2009. By now, there are so many duplicate groups in the Asian region, such as ASEAN, ASEAN+3, ASEAN + 6, APEC, ASEM, EAS, and TPP, no group will work because the agriculture is major obstacle. As long as the United States, one of the biggest agricultural exporters, involves the Asian region, no group will work out.