Asia-Pacific Perspective | TPP vs China on the 2D Chessboard | Oct. 15, 2015


Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, where James Corbett of and Broc West of bring you the latest news from the Asia-Pacific region. This month:

STORY 1: Will China Joins Forces Against The #TPP?
TPP: A big business pact against the Asia-Pacific working class
'New Silk Road' to stand as China's answer
Australia poised to ratify China trade deal
Court rules New Zealand gov't unlawfully withheld secret TPP documents

STORY 2: Controversial Australian Data-Retention Laws 'Unlikely To Prevent Crime'
Data retention has started in Australia, but ISP's aren't ready
How To Get Around Australia's Data Retention Scheme

#APPerspective Updates:
South Korean President Seeks Fresh Momentum on Pyongyang and Washington Alliance
Seoul to Create Special Unit to Attack North Korea Nuke, Missile Assets
Thaksin faces arrest for failing to attend trial
Tianjin hit by another fire and explosion at chemical warehouse
As Scandal Mounts, Largesse Keeps Malaysia’s PM in Power
Why Beijing Isn't Backing Down on South China Sea (h/t @milesoftruth)
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