Chen Deming, who was commerce minister from 2007 to 2013, said Beijing had to consider Japan’s role in the pact when deciding whether to join. Photo: SCMP Chen Deming, who was commerce minister from 2007 to 2013, said Beijing had to consider Japan’s role in the pact when deciding whether to join. Photo: SCMP
Chen Deming, who was commerce minister from 2007 to 2013, said Beijing had to consider Japan’s role in the pact when deciding whether to join. Photo: SCMP

Trans-Pacific Partnership

China should ‘carefully consider’ whether to join Japan-led trade pact, ex-minister says

  • Chen Deming, a former commerce minister, says Beijing needs to assess Tokyo’s role in the CPTPP
  • Remarks come as economists debate if the country should try to fill the gap created by the US withdrawal

Topic |   Trans-Pacific Partnership
Chen Deming, who was commerce minister from 2007 to 2013, said Beijing had to consider Japan’s role in the pact when deciding whether to join. Photo: SCMP Chen Deming, who was commerce minister from 2007 to 2013, said Beijing had to consider Japan’s role in the pact when deciding whether to join. Photo: SCMP
Chen Deming, who was commerce minister from 2007 to 2013, said Beijing had to consider Japan’s role in the pact when deciding whether to join. Photo: SCMP
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