Ministers from member states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership link hands after signing the agreement in Santiago, Chile, on March 8, 2018. Photo:AP
Ministers from member states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership link hands after signing the agreement in Santiago, Chile, on March 8, 2018. Photo:AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

China joining Pacific trade pact would benefit all members, but gaining entry won’t be easy

  • Whatever Beijing’s fundamental motives for applying for membership, the economic logic of letting China join the CPTPP is strong
  • However, China would have to reform substantially to meet the pact’s requirements in addition to overcoming the scepticism of US allies

Ministers from member states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership link hands after signing the agreement in Santiago, Chile, on March 8, 2018. Photo:AP
Ministers from member states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership link hands after signing the agreement in Santiago, Chile, on March 8, 2018. Photo:AP
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