Obama’s Asia trip to focus on trade

  1. Context: Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam and Japan next week
  2. The visit will also underscore the significance the Obama administration attaches to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  3. TPP is the cornerstone of the U.S.’s Asia-Pacific policy
  4. Maritimes disputes on the South China Sea will be part of the discussions at the G-7 meeting in Japan
  5. 2 key elements of the rebalance: First, building new partnerships with emerging powers in the region like Vietnam
  6. Second, strengthening treaty allies including, with Japan, which is at the heart of US’ Asian strategy
  1. Context: Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam and Japan next week
  2. The visit will also underscore the significance the Obama administration attaches to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  3. TPP is the cornerstone of the U.S.’s Asia-Pacific policy
  4. Maritimes disputes on the South China Sea will be part of the discussions at the G-7 meeting in Japan
  5. 2 key elements of the rebalance: First, building new partnerships with emerging powers in the region like Vietnam
  6. Second, strengthening treaty allies including, with Japan, which is at the heart of US’ Asian strategy
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