Canada must oppose China’s entry to Trans-Pacific trade pact
For CPTPP countries, China’s membership would ultimately intensify their dependence on its market and exacerbate their vulnerability.
The principal rationale behind agreements like the CPTPP is that trade should be governed by the rule of law, rather than the raw use of power. However, under President Xi Jinping, Beijing has flagrantly violated global trade rules by weaponizing trade as an instrument of economic coercion against weaker states, writes Kristen Hopewell. Photograph courtesy of Flicker/G20 Turkey 2015