Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk
Opinion

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...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Politics
Bridges gets bridges to calm troubled caucus
Pattrick Smellie | Thu, 02 Dec 2021

Christopher Luxon's first shadow Cabinet appointment gives the plum economic policy role to his rival this week for the top job.

Primary Sector
Fewer cows produced more milk
Rebecca Howard | Thu, 02 Dec 2021

Average production per cow hit a record high while the herd shrank slightly. 

Markets
Morningstar picks Spark as omicron refuge
Dan Brunskill | Thu, 02 Dec 2021

Spark’s share price spiked more than 5% early this week as investors reacted to news of the variant, but it had been trending down, sliding more than 10% in the past three months.

Sponsored
Statutory reform can deliver momentum to land transport decarbonisation

To met the government's ambitious net carbon zero target, New Zealanders need to reduce their reliance on cars.

Sponsored
Mansons leads with 120% carbon offset for new builds

Mansons TCLM is committing to a benchmark of 120% carbon offset for new buildings.