China applied to join the trade grouping last month. Photo: Shutterstock
China applied to join the trade grouping last month. Photo: Shutterstock

China says Singapore ‘welcomes’ its bid to join Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

  • A statement from the foreign ministry in Beijing says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong expressed support in phone conversation with President Xi Jinping
  • Some CPTPP members have warned that China will have to meet the grouping’s high standards if it is to join

Topic |   China-Singapore relations
China applied to join the trade grouping last month. Photo: Shutterstock
China applied to join the trade grouping last month. Photo: Shutterstock
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