Long Yongtu, Beijing’s former No 1 trade official, says China could meet entry requirements to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Photo: Yujing Liu Long Yongtu, Beijing’s former No 1 trade official, says China could meet entry requirements to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Photo: Yujing Liu
Long Yongtu, Beijing’s former No 1 trade official, says China could meet entry requirements to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Photo: Yujing Liu

China’s former trade chief hits out at ‘groundless’ claims country cannot join CPTPP

  • Long Yongtu, who negotiated China’s entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO), says presence of Singapore and Vietnam in Pacific trade pact is good sign for China
  • Long hopes a push to join CPTPP will lead to more domestic reform in China’s state-owned enterprises

Topic |   US-China relations
Long Yongtu, Beijing’s former No 1 trade official, says China could meet entry requirements to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Photo: Yujing Liu Long Yongtu, Beijing’s former No 1 trade official, says China could meet entry requirements to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Photo: Yujing Liu
Long Yongtu, Beijing’s former No 1 trade official, says China could meet entry requirements to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Photo: Yujing Liu
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