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.

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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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