Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are the current members of the CPTPP. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are the current members of the CPTPP. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are the current members of the CPTPP. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

China’s interest in Pacific trade deal sets stage for new US showdown after Xi Jinping ups the ante

  • Xi Jinping’s statement of intent on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has caught the eye of member states
  • Analysts say Joe Biden’s election sparked firming up of Beijing’s interest, but uncertainty remains as to the US direction of travel under new administration

Topic |   US-China relations
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are the current members of the CPTPP. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are the current members of the CPTPP. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are the current members of the CPTPP. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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