RCEP outcasts US and Taiwan seek benefit from each other with futile economic dialogue

Source: globaltimes.cn

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The US and the island of Taiwan - two outcasts of the world's two major regional trade agreements, the RCEP and CPTPP - will hold a high-sounding "economic prosperity partnership dialogue" on Friday, which analysts described as a "political show" that is unlikely to achieve any substantial progress at a time when the new US administration is preparing to take over the White House in less than 70 days. According to Taiwan media, Keith Krach, the US State Department's under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and environment, will join the dialogue in Washington along with Chen Chern-chyi, deputy...