The 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership replaced the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the US withdrew in 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
The 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership replaced the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the US withdrew in 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing’s bid to join CPTPP may fail yet also succeed, experts say

  • Differences with members of the 11-nation trade pact, notably Australia and Japan, may prevent China winning the backing needed
  • CPTPP’s commitments would be difficult for China to meet – but applying may have diplomatic or economic benefits

The 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership replaced the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the US withdrew in 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
The 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership replaced the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the US withdrew in 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
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