Analysts said the TPP aimed to redirect trade to the US and solidify America's economic position in Asia by pressuring China into adhering to Washington's rules and standards.

It's the geopolitics, stupid: US-led TPP trade pact less about boosting economies than about containing China's rise

Don't let the names fool you - the US-led TPP 'trade pact' and China's RCEP are more about influence on the global stage than economics

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Analysts said the TPP aimed to redirect trade to the US and solidify America's economic position in Asia by pressuring China into adhering to Washington's rules and standards.
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