Beijing’s initiative to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has come amid China’s implementation this year of new rules and regulations restricting cross-border data flows and enforcing data localisation. Photo: Xinhua Beijing’s initiative to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has come amid China’s implementation this year of new rules and regulations restricting cross-border data flows and enforcing data localisation. Photo: Xinhua
Beijing’s initiative to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has come amid China’s implementation this year of new rules and regulations restricting cross-border data flows and enforcing data localisation. Photo: Xinhua

Analysis |
Will China’s new data security laws complicate Beijing’s move to join Pacific Rim trade pact?

  • Some members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership are expected to demand that China modify its laws
  • The multilateral trade deal covers a combined market of about half a billion people and roughly 13.5 per cent of the global economy

Beijing’s initiative to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has come amid China’s implementation this year of new rules and regulations restricting cross-border data flows and enforcing data localisation. Photo: Xinhua Beijing’s initiative to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has come amid China’s implementation this year of new rules and regulations restricting cross-border data flows and enforcing data localisation. Photo: Xinhua
Beijing’s initiative to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership has come amid China’s implementation this year of new rules and regulations restricting cross-border data flows and enforcing data localisation. Photo: Xinhua
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