Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 24th of June 2019 to The Sounding Line.
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Tony Nash, China expert and founder of Complete Intelligence, recently spoke with CNBC about the changing nature of trade and diplomatic negotiations. According to Mr. Nash, the growing ‘irrelevance’ of Europe and rising significance of Asia is shifting negotiating strategies from the highly-telegraphed post-war negotiation style common in Europe to the more dynamic, more surprising approaches common in Asian.
Some excerpts from Tony Nash:
“I think, from a foreign policy perspective, the kind of staid, measured approach and telegraphing your intentions, the kind of post-war version of doing that, I don’t know that we are necessarily in that environment anymore. The world has become more Asian. The approach to negotiating has become more Asian. The European era is dead. They’re not coming back for 100 years in terms of diplomacy. They’re almost irrelevant. It’s the US and Asia and if you look at the way negotiations happen with China and with other parts of Asia, there is a surprise factor. So what the Whitehouse has brought in is an approach that is much more relevant to this part of the world (Asia) than it is to Europe.”
There is a more to the interview, so enjoy it above.
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