Free trade agreements and the US-China-Australia relationship in the Asia-Pacific region

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He, Ling Ling and Sappideen, Razeen. 2013. "Free trade agreements and the US-China-Australia relationship in the Asia-Pacific region." Asia Pacific Law Review. 21 (1), pp. 55-76.
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Free trade agreements and the US-China-Australia relationship in the Asia-Pacific region

ERA Journal ID16982
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHe, Ling Ling (Author) and Sappideen, Razeen (Author)
Journal TitleAsia Pacific Law Review
Journal Citation21 (1), pp. 55-76
Number of Pages22
Year2013
Place of PublicationHong Kong, China
ISSN1019-2557
1875-8444
Abstract

In the wake of the Asian century, the Asia-Pacific region has seen a proliferation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). The driving force behind the initial formation of these agreements since the 1990s, however, has moved away from focusing on economic incentives to more strategic geopolitical concerns. This article examines the employment of FTAs by the United States (US), China, and Australia to further their geopolitical interests in the Asia- Pacific region in the context of the strong trading relationship between China and Australia on the one hand, and the strong strategic relationship the US has had with Australia on the other. Australia's roadmap to the future as set out in its recently released White Paper provides valuable insights into this interlinked relationship.

KeywordsGATT; FTA; free trade agreement; Asian century; WTO
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480308. International trade and investment law
440808. International relations
380112. Macroeconomics (incl. monetary and fiscal theory)
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
University of Western Sydney
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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