Trans-Pacific trade pact works best without China
Negotiating entry for China would face numerous obstacles. Most democratic governments deplore how Xi Jinping’s increasingly totalitarian regime treats workers, farmers, Hong Kongers, Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Christians, and other communities outrageously.
An enlarged CPTPP without China, led by Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured, is undoubtedly the best choice for the democracies in Asia and beyond, write David Kilgour and David Matas. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons