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SINGAPORE-US RELATIONS

Obama determined to push TPP through

He says China's rules will apply if US fails to establish high standards for trade in Asia-Pac
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 05:50
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From left: Mrs Lee Hsien Loong, US First Lady Michelle Obama, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US President Barack Obama at the White House for the state dinner.

Washington, DC

THERE are just five months to go until Barack Obama steps down from office, but the US President remains adamant he can force the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress before either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump - both fierce opponents to the mega free-trade