Daily Memo: China Officially Applies for Trade Pact Membership

Beijing was rumored to have been in talks on joining the bloc for much of the past year.

Beijing’s bid for membership. China is trying to butt its way into the Pacific Rim’s premier trade pact, formally applying Thursday for membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. China was rumored to have been in backchannel discussions on joining the pact for much of the past year. The reports were hard […]

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