An Analysis of the Evolving ASEAN-China Trade Linkages
Ronald U. Mendoza, Kevin C. Chua , Monica M. Melchor
RSN-PCC WORKING PAPER 15-002
- Whether China is a strategic trade partner or competitor to the ASEAN economies has remained unclear five years since the implementation of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area in January 2010. The ASEAN economies and China are in an interesting position as both are experiencing growing bilateral trade while simultaneously competing in the production and export of major goods to similar trade destinations.