Japan Plays Guardian and Gatekeeper of the CPTPP
Note: This article was originally published in The Straits Times Prof Fukunari Kimura was quoted.
China says it wants to join the 11-nation Pacific Rim free trade arrangement, in addition to being part of the RCEP. The US has no role in either grouping, leaving Japan to hold the line.
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