TPP Reversal A Sign Of Incoherency, Not Grand Mastery Of Negotiation By Trump

Reports that Donald Trump intends to reverse course on the TPP are vaguely humorous. Namely, withdrawing from the agreement was not only a key campaign promise of Trump’s but literally one of Trump’s first actions in office. But there will no doubt be those that claim that the Trump administration's reversal is the Trump administration engaging in high-risk negotiation tactics rather than simple incoherency... Read More

Challenges For Tsai In The Wake Of The US Withdrawal From TPP Negotiations

With the signing of Trump’s executive order regarding the United States’s withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, US president Donald Trump brought an end to US involvement in the controversial trade deal that would have opened markets between the US and many countries in the Asia Pacific,with the notable exception of China. What now for Taiwan, which sought admission to the trade deal?... Read More


倘若加入 RCEP 可以預見會引發反對,因為它是和中國簽訂的自由貿易協議,恐將成為中國以商逼政侵害臺灣主權的工具,加不加入 TPP 對於某些人來說則是更大的問題。到頭來,我們發現,要是服貿協議作為一個不經立法院充分討論就強行推動的「黑箱」,在 2014 年引發了這麼強大的反彈,那麼 TPP 恐怕同樣是個大黑箱,更有可能破壞臺灣的民主自由,將民主自由出賣給財團利益。... Read More