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US interest in Asia

Published 23 August 2022

When assessing trade agreements, like-minded partners must also consider a country’s record in keeping to both the letter and spirit of the agreement, emphasizes Founder of APAC Advisors, Steven Okun.

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Although the United States’ strategy to international trade has varied across administrations, its objective has always remained the same – increased engagement with like-minded partners. According to Steven Okun, Founder of APAC Advisors, “US economic engagement is critical for the United States in the Asia Pacific to advance its national, economic, and foreign policy interests.” Acknowledging the challenges in domestic politics towards trade and the US inability to out-invest China in the region, the Biden administration proposed the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) as an alternative for regional engagement. Watch this video for insights on the strategies adopted by the United States towards China and the Indo-Pacific.

About the NPF International Trade Fellowship 2022

The National Press Foundation in collaboration with the Hinrich Foundation welcomed 22 Asia-based journalists to its International Trade Fellowship in Singapore last month. The five-day workshop, held at the Foundation’s offices in Singapore, touched on digital trade, trade agreements, and US-China trade friction among other issues. The NPF International Trade Fellowship is part of an ongoing program of trade training for journalists and awards for trade coverage, sponsored by the Hinrich Foundation.

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