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The Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President, who recently served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership is catalyzing trade liberalization across Asia during an event in New York.
Assistant U.S. Secretary of State says the Obama administration has put "a floor" under the U.S.-China relationship to avert crisis, but it will continue to press on contentious issues and reject the idea of "Chinese exceptionalism."
In a discussion with ASPI President Kevin Rudd at Asia Society New York, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he regards the potential pact as a “starting point” for opening trade more broadly across Asia.
“Pakistan has not been able to get the Indian part of Kashmir in four wars. A fifth war is not going to change that,” said former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani in a discussion on the legacy of India's partition.
“We’ve seen the return of geopolitics, the return of contention and competition," says Shivshankar Menon, part of a new commission that aims to strengthen institutions and develop mechanisms for managing tensions across the Asia-Pacific.