17 Sep 2021

China applies to join the CPTPP

From Midday Report, 12:54 pm on 17 September 2021

China has applied to join the world's biggest free trade agreement -- the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership -- the CPTPP.

Of course, China has particular tensions with two CPTPP members -- Australia and Canada.

Former New Zealand diplomat Stephen Jacobi told Worldwatch's Max Towle its application will force the conversation.