China applies to join CPTPP trade agreement

“The Chinese government said on Thursday it has officially applied to join the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, or CPTPP. The move appears to be an attempt by China to increase its influence in the Asia-Pacific region. The administration of former US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the original trade pact, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in 2017. The withdrawal came before the CPTPP took effect in December 2018.”

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