September 17, 2021
Will China Actually Join the CPTPP?
By Shannon Tiezzi
China's membership bid has symbolic value, but it's highly unlikely that Beijing will meet the CPTPP's standards.
December 01, 2020
With RCEP Complete, China Eyes CPTPP
By Hemant Adlakha
Is President Xi Jinping’s statement desire to join the CPTPP a signal of reconciliation to the new Biden administration or a bid to advance China's regional dominance?
November 19, 2020
China Leans Into RCEP Conclusion as Win
By Eleanor Albert
China frames the conclusion of the mega trade deal as a huge victory for its approach to multilateral trade - and, implicitly, a rebuke of U.S. unilateralism.
June 01, 2014
China’s FTA Strategy
By Xiaoming Pan
Beijing takes a strategic approach on free trade agreements, particularly in the face of challenges such as the TPP.