The pledge was made at a March 4 meeting between the two foreign ministers.
It is widely expected the pact will provide an all-around boost to regional economic growth and global free trade.
The writer says staying out of the RCEP, and restricting farm trade in general will bring about detriment to the Philippines.
Besides tariff concessions, the RCEP agreement standardizes rules on investment and e-commerce, among other practices.
The China-Laos Railway is a docking project between the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and Laos' strategy to convert itself from a landlocked country to a land-linked hub.
During these incidents, he said the Chinese Coast Guard would warn them that “you are entering Chinese territory, please leave now”.
In the coming decades, Asian politics is bound to see a flurry of activity, with the rise of China and the reconfiguration of international relations.
In 2016, an election year, China mobilized for the reclamation of Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal to convert it into another artificial island.
The Thai-Chinese Rayong industrial zone marks win-win cooperation and joint development efforts between China and ASEAN.
Efforts will involve fleshing out a path towards meaningful digitalisation and adaptation to the obligatory changes, to ensure the reliability and resilience of international…