Shipping containers on the dockside at Tianjin port in Tianjin, China on September 5, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
Shipping containers on the dockside at Tianjin port in Tianjin, China on September 5, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg

China formally applies to join Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by the US

  • Beijing’s new trade minister Wang Wentao submits a written request to New Zealand’s trade and export growth minister
  • Former US president Donald Trump withdrew from it as one of his first actions in the White House in 2017

Shipping containers on the dockside at Tianjin port in Tianjin, China on September 5, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
Shipping containers on the dockside at Tianjin port in Tianjin, China on September 5, 2021. Photo: Bloomberg
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