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跨太平洋伙伴关系的第二春

发自克莱蒙特——当美国总统特朗普在去年1月让美国退出跨太平洋伙伴关系协议时,许多观察家都认为这一决定会是中国的福音。但即便如此,这一状况可能也无法长久。

上述传统智慧构建于简单的经济和地缘政治逻辑之上。中国已经成为亚洲各国最大的贸易伙伴,也因此不可避免地获得了战略杠杆。这一逻辑认为:由于各邻国对中国市场的依赖程度日益加深,美国对该地区的影响力将逐渐下降。

前总统奥巴马的政府认识到了中国在东亚地区的经济主导地位所产生的深远影响。为此奥巴马及其顾问团队希望通过建立跨太平洋伙伴关系这么一个以美国为中心的新贸易集团,以抵制中国的影响力,维护美国在这一全球最具活力地区的军事和经济地位。

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