By refusing to join RCEP, India is also saying it doesn't trust China

This article is occasioned by a link sent to me by the former editor of the Hindu Business Line and a very good friend, D Sampath Kumar (this link). It tells you why India was absolutely right in not joining RCEP.  Without India RCEP is as big a flop as that belt road thing has been.  There has been a lot of uninformed and uni-dimensional criticism of India’s decision not to join. But as the article in the link above shows, the critics forget a very important aspect of the decision and it is that trade, amongst other things, is also about trust which is a byproduct of eth.....

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