During US President Donald Trump’s visit to Asia, his administration will seek reciprocal economic ties with trade partners in Asia-Pacific. Trade talks and discussions about market penetration for US companies and US-produced goods are thus to be expected.
Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming has advised companies operating in the UK to be cautious, especially those whose European offices are headquartered in Britain. Brexit would affect China’s exports that rely on London-based entries into the EU market.
Recently, the Big Data Report of Trade Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative revealed that the 64 countries participating in BRI contributed to 16 percent of the world’s GDP and 43.4 percent of the world’s population.
Boao 2017 will focus on China’s advocacy for globalization and economic liberalization, where the proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific will be discussed. Brunei is designated as a “country of honor” in CAEXPO 2017 and has mobilized a hundred private sector entities or individuals to attend the meeting.
Hong Kong is expected to hold its Chief Executive elections in March 2017. Carrie Lam is widely seen by political punters as Beijing’s favorite in the race. The former Chief Secretary is popular with the public as well.
The US occupation of the Philippines overwhelmed the country with much Americanness in the cultural, social, and political aspects. Yet the search for a Philippine national identity under colonialism drew its people into negative postcolonial mental scripts.