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China CPTPP

China’s accession is a crucial test for CPTPP development (Global Times)

Some people say that gaining access to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will be a major test for China, but vice versa, accepting China will also be a significant test for the CPTPP as to whether the free trade treaty could cover a colossal consumption market.

GT Voice: China’s accession is a crucial test for CPTPP development – Global Times

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China CPTPP

China and the United States can play a positive-sum game on the CPTPP (Cai Penghong, East Asia Forum)

China’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is prompting domestic and international discussion. People are asking questions about Beijing’s motivations, the obstacles China must overcome before ascension and the entry requirements it must meet to gain membership.

China and the United States can play a positive-sum game on the CPTPP | East Asia Forum

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China CPTPP Latin America

The Latin American element in China’s CPTPP bid (Juan J Palacios, East Asia Forum)

China’s bid for membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a multifaceted move. An overlooked aspect of it is the fact that the CPTPP is the first major free trade agreement established on a trans-Pacific scale and that three of its four members on the eastern side of the Pacific happen to be Latin American countries.

The Latin American element in China’s CPTPP bid (eastasiaforum.org)

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China CPTPP USA

US economic statecraft adrift as China seeks to join mega Asian trade deal (Joshua P. Meltzer, Brookings)

China’s decision to formally seek to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the world’s most important Asian trade deal, presents the U.S. with an enormous set of economic and diplomatic challenges. China joining CPTPP would deal a significant blow to U.S. economic statecraft and further strengthen Chinese leadership in the Indo-Pacific. Taiwan’s recent announcement that it also wants to join CPTPP further complicates the picture.

US economic statecraft adrift as China seeks to join mega Asian trade deal (brookings.edu)

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China moves to join the CPTPP, but don’t expect a fast pass (Mireya Solís, Brookings)

On September 16, China formally submitted a request to accede to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement. This was not surprising news, but it was still big news. The CPTPP is the survivor to the American exit from the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the behest of former U.S. President Donald Trump. The reconfigured trade grouping retained the ambitious targets for tariff elimination and high standards on trade and investment liberalization. From its inception, the TPP project has anticipated welcoming new members both to increase its economic heft and to disseminate quality rules for economic integration. Acceptance of the CPTPP’s extant disciplines is required of all prospective members.

China moves to join the CPTPP, but don’t expect a fast pass (brookings.edu)

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China CPTPP USA

Geopolitics behind opposition to China’s CPTPP bid (Li Haidong, Global Times)

Illustration: Tang Tengfei/Global Times

Illustration: Tang Tengfei/Global Times

China’s recent application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has received a negative response from the US, which had originally pushed the free trade treaty as a way to exclude China during the Obama era before abruptly withdrawing from the deal in the early days of the Trump era.

Geopolitics behind opposition to China’s CPTPP bid – Global Times

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China CPTPP Malaysia Singapore

Malaysia and Singapore welcome China’s interest in entering the CPTPP (Global Times)

CPTPP photo: VCG

CPTPP Photo: VCG

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) of Malaysia said it is looking forward to welcome China in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), three days after Beijing announced its official application to the regional pact.

Malaysia and Singapore welcome China’s interest in entering the CPTPP – Global Times

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Australia China CPTPP

China’s bid to join Pacific trade pact a strategic opportunity for Canberra (Shiro Armstrong, East Asia Forum)

China has applied to join the 11 member Asia Pacific trade pact that includes Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore, all of whom have a veto on new membership.

Australia and other members can help lock China into new rules and reforms that entrench the market and constrain behaviour. China’s trade coercion against Australia should be resolved as part of the accession process, not used to stymie the strategic opportunity.

China’s bid to join Pacific trade pact a strategic opportunity for Canberra (eastasiaforum.org)

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AUKUS China CPTPP Defense Indo Pacific

AUKUS and the CPTPP: It’s all about China (Ian Hill, The Interpreter)

China’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) just hours after announcement of the new tripartite AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom and United States) security partnership may – or may not – have been coincidental. Regardless, both events illustrate the rapidly shifting geostrategic environment in the Indo-Pacific region.

AUKUS is a momentous agreement – for all three parties.

AUKUS and the CPTPP: It’s all about China (lowyinstitute.org)

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