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Trans-Pacific trade pact members gathering information on China, Taiwan

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Here is your fact sheet on China:

Violated every free trade agreement and intellectual property standard ever made.

TIA

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China is one in six people on earth, so if they join, will will all succeed, especially if India joins.

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China is one in six people on earth, so if they join...

Why would the other countries let them join?

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RodneyToday 08:08 am JST

China is one in six people on earth, so if they join, will will all succeed, especially if India joins.

And the CCP is 0.001% of the world's population so if you let those thugs run everything you really have a lack of representation.

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@Xavier

It is Taiwan that should be next.

China won't get in because of the Japan/Australia veto.

Taiwan won't get in because of the Malaysia/Vietnam/Chile/Peru/Brunei veto.

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Keep China out. They can't be trusted.

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Taiwan - yes. A highly developed, progressive, free and fair democracy.

Communist China - NO. Totalitarian, repressive, manipulative. Anything but free and fair.

Not welcome into this exclusive club.

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Oh just skip the formalities and hedging already. Based on the last 20 years or so these so-called trade agreements will kowtow to China because it's always profit before international security and intellectual property rights. Major international business conglomerates will always sell out their respective countries and free citizenry for dictatorial communist investment.

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The world is realizing that the great importance and relevance of China as the next first world power..

ONE CHINA policy is unstoppable..

Get used to it..

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@Fighto!

Taiwan - yes. A highly developed, progressive, free and fair democracy.

Not welcome into this exclusive club.

Neither are getting in.

It takes single veto to block Taiwan's accession, and there are five TPP member states vulnerable to China's blackmail. We are talking trade sanctions and a show of force around the target country, which should be enough to back off and trigger a veto.

As of now, the only FTA that Taiwan can potentially reach is the one with the US, but with no one else.

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This year, Japan is the chair country and supports the membership of the United Kingdom and Taiwan.

In the process of promoting Taiwan's accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Wu Zhao-she said on the 21st that no country publicly or privately announced that it would not support Taiwan.

Only China, which is not a member, is opposed.

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