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Is China Serious About Joining the CPTPP?

Charles Finny
Tue, 02 Jun 2020

Is China Serious About Joining the CPTPP?
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and PM Jacinda Ardern, Beijing, April 2019
Charles Finny
Tue, 02 Jun 2020
There has been some excitement in the region at news that China is open to consideration of membership of Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement.I advise caution.Superficial appeal At a superficial level a change in China’s official position on CPTPP is good news. While many academics and think tanks in China have been open to CPTPP for some time the government position has been very cautious. In attempting to bolster support for the agreement when it was called TPP, and when...

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