Ministry of Commerce: China will carefully analyze the possibility to join the TPP

U.S. Vice Minister of Commerce Sanchez recently said during his visit to China that under a certain context the US welcomes China to join TPP(Trans-Pacific Partnership, 跨太平洋贸易伙伴协定). In this regard, the Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang said on 30 May that “China has always attached importance to and track the progress of the TPP negotiations, and also constantly listens to the domestic sector and industry-related views on the TPP; based on the study we will carefully analyze the pros and cons and the possibility to join the TPP according to the principle of equality and mutual benefit, and hope to exchange information and data with the TPP members.”

Some analysts pointed out, TPP is a new factor led by the United States with the aim to affect the Asia-Pacific region, once reached, it will to some extent shape the future of the Asia-Pacific regional order and strengthen the strategic advantage of the United States in East Asia.

Source: CRI

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