The Swamp

China’s new trade deal is bad for the US but not as bad as you heard

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership highlights the shortsightedness of US withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership and further feeds a narrative that China is not merely ascendant, she is stepping into a role than the US has willingly abrogated.

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The battle had exhausted both of them. They sat around a fire stoked by a flaming arrow lodged in the chest of a fallen hoplite, now under a pile of corpses popping and squirming unnaturally in the flames. Pyres like this burned all around them, littering the now quiet field.