The Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) was signed between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam in March 2018. Photo: AFPThe Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) was signed between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam in March 2018. Photo: AFP
The Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) was signed between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam in March 2018. Photo: AFP

China ‘interested’ in Trans-Pacific trade deal but keen to gauge Japan’s ‘attitude’ ahead of potential talks, ex-minister says

  • Last month, Premier Li Keqiang expressed Beijing’s interest in joining the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP)
  • Doubts though remain over China’s ability to meet the requirement of the successor to the defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
Topic |   China trade
The Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) was signed between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam in March 2018. Photo: AFPThe Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) was signed between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam in March 2018. Photo: AFP
The Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) was signed between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam in March 2018. Photo: AFP
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