[unable to retrieve full-text content]The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a trade pact which excludes the United States, is a new beginning for China to enhance its economic sphere of influence in the Asia-Pacific.While its immediate impact might be small, the fact that China, Japan, South Korea, the Asean bloc nations, Australia and New Zealand have signed the deal is a win for Beijing amid a push from the US for decoupling.The deal also shows trade and investment flows between China and the…
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