November 11, 2014

Obama pushes for a 'legacy' trade deal in Asia

Featuring Ely Ratner

Source: BBC

Journalist Tara McKelvey

On Wednesday Obama is planning to meet with China's president, Xi Jinping, in the Great Hall of the People.

It is a dramatic backdrop for one of Mr Obama's meetings during his visit to Asia, a trip that marks significant momentum in efforts to reach a trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Chinese leaders are not part of the negotiations over the trade deal, but nevertheless they are an important part of the bigger picture.

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  • Ely Ratner

    Former Executive Vice President and Director of Studies

    Ely Ratner is the former Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he was a member of the executive team and res...