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Taiwan says its bid to join Trans-Pacific trade bloc is under threat if Beijing is accepted first

Mainland China’s application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could undermine Taiwan’s chances of gaining access to the regional bloc if Beijing becomes a member ahead of the self-ruled island.But Taiwanese officials said such a development remained to be seen given the opaque and restrictive structure of the mainland’s market system.Taipei officially submitted its application on Wednesday to join the now 11-member bloc under the name …


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