Comprised of 11 Asia-Pacific economies, the CPTPP is currently the largest trade bloc in the region and the third largest worldwide. Photo: Xinhua Comprised of 11 Asia-Pacific economies, the CPTPP is currently the largest trade bloc in the region and the third largest worldwide. Photo: Xinhua
Comprised of 11 Asia-Pacific economies, the CPTPP is currently the largest trade bloc in the region and the third largest worldwide. Photo: Xinhua
Weihuan Zhou
Opinion

Opinion

Weihuan Zhou and Henry Gao

China and the CPTPP: is it time to rethink Beijing’s involvement in the trans-Pacific trade pact?

  • China’s attitude towards joining the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has moved from suspicion to a more open-minded approach
  • The trade pact could serve China’s own development goals and would accelerate its market-oriented reforms

Comprised of 11 Asia-Pacific economies, the CPTPP is currently the largest trade bloc in the region and the third largest worldwide. Photo: Xinhua Comprised of 11 Asia-Pacific economies, the CPTPP is currently the largest trade bloc in the region and the third largest worldwide. Photo: Xinhua
Comprised of 11 Asia-Pacific economies, the CPTPP is currently the largest trade bloc in the region and the third largest worldwide. Photo: Xinhua
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Weihuan Zhou

Weihuan Zhou

Dr Weihuan Zhou has a wide range of interest in the field of international economic law, with a focus on China. He was a trade and commercial lawyer at a top-tier Australian law firm in Sydney before joining University of New South Wales Law in 2015.

Henry Gao

Henry Gao

Henry Gao is an associate professor of law at Singapore Management University.