Asia

RCEP: Sri Lanka’s Latest Asia-centric Conundrum

The formation of the world’s largest regional trade bloc – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in November 2020 – on Sri Lanka’s doorstep raises fresh questions about how the country will navigate its most recent Asia-centric re-positioning.

Sri Lanka and the Pivot to Asia in the New Global Order

This article examines the implications of China’s rise in the new global order and Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy on Sri Lanka.

What Sri Lanka Should Know about China’s New Economic Dynamism

China’s ongoing reform programme is a focused and strategic effort that has the potential to transform the business climate and also competitiveness of Chinese exports. Sri Lanka should take a cue from it, argues Anushka Wijesinha.   “China is still a …

Aid and Trade Between Sri Lanka and China – A Snapshot of IPS Insights

A snapshot of IPS researchers insights (including audio interviews) on the growing China-Sri Lanka relationship, and what the future holds in store with the launching of a Free Trade Agreement

Looking at Sri Lanka’s Existing Trade Agreements and Lessons for the FTA with China

There are some key lessons from Sri Lanka’s experience with these existing FTAs that must be borne in mind when negotiating a trade agreement with China.

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