Asia-Pacific Allies Sign Huge Trade Deal With China While U.S. Sits It Out – NPR

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh applaud next to a screen showing Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Trade Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama holding up signed RCEP agreement, in Hanoi, Vietnam. China and 14 other countries have agreed to set up the trading bloc. Hau Dinh/AP