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China's TPP ambition puts Japan in a bind: expert

US-Sino tensions unlikely to ease right after Biden takes office, professor says

Without the U.S., China would be the biggest economy in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, if accepted as a member.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Japan will face a conundrum if China makes an official request to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal as the U.S. will absolutely oppose such a trade framework, Jia Qingguo, an international relations expert, told Nikkei. 

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