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

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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