Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at the start of their talks in Osaka on June 27. Japan-China relations will play a key role in whether China ultimately joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for a Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photo: EPA-EFE
Wang Huiyao
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Wang Huiyao

With the US absent, China should seize the day and join the CPTPP to promote a more integrated trading order in Asia

  • Since the CPTPP’s launch, the massive trade pact has been beneficial to its members, and China would be no different
  • Other members have also shown interest in Beijing joining, which would be one step closer to a free-trading Asia-Pacific

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at the start of their talks in Osaka on June 27. Japan-China relations will play a key role in whether China ultimately joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for a Trans-Pacific Partnership. Photo: EPA-EFE
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