Beijing applied to join the CPTPP on September 16 and Taipei applied on September 22. Photo: AP Photo
Beijing applied to join the CPTPP on September 16 and Taipei applied on September 22. Photo: AP Photo

Mainland China hits out at Taiwan’s bid to join trans-Pacific trade bloc

  • Beijing says it opposes the island joining international bodies as Taipei seeks to join Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • ‘China has long tried all it could to squeeze Taiwan’s international space,” says island’s top trade negotiator John Deng

Beijing applied to join the CPTPP on September 16 and Taipei applied on September 22. Photo: AP Photo
Beijing applied to join the CPTPP on September 16 and Taipei applied on September 22. Photo: AP Photo
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