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China asks Australia for help in joining CPTPP

September 10, 2021 at 11:49 AM
China is lobbying Australia for support to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership amid a rise in tensions between the two countries, arguing its entry would benefit CPTPP members as well as “the rest of the world.” In a submission to a parliamentary inquiry examining the benefits of expanding CPTPP membership, China’s embassy in Australia said it was “actively researching” joining the pact and was “looking forward to exchanging views” with CPTPP members. Australia is one of...

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