The geopolitics of China’s CPTPP move

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The Bangkok Post

Nowhere is the intersection between geopolitics and geoeconomics more evident than the accession negotiations under the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). At issue are three new applications for accession by the United Kingdom, China, and Taiwan. While the UK’s candidacy alters the geographic crux of what has been Asia-Pacific trade liberalisation, China’s and Taiwan’s entry efforts represent a proxy showdown between the United States-led global order and 75-year-old alliance system versus Beijing’s geostrategic ambitions and objectives. Fo…

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