President Xi Jinping said in November last year that China was ‘actively considering’ joining the CPTPP. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping said in November last year that China was ‘actively considering’ joining the CPTPP. Photo: AFP
China trade

China ‘needs’ trade pact like CPTPP to force it into domestic reform, says former commerce minister

  • Wei Jianguo says China joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could spark positive reform in some sectors
  • Wei says ratification of rival Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal can also play an important role in negotiations with Japan and South Korea

President Xi Jinping said in November last year that China was ‘actively considering’ joining the CPTPP. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping said in November last year that China was ‘actively considering’ joining the CPTPP. Photo: AFP
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