CPTPP members must be wary of China's attempt to join trade pact
Deeper trade and investment ties with Beijing are a double-edged sword
China's economic weight exceeds that of all the existing CPTPP members put together.
Kristen Hopewell is the Canada research chair in global policy at the University of British Columbia and the author of "Clash of Powers: US-China Rivalry in Global Trade Governance."
China announced last month that it had officially applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), one of the world's mega-regional trade agreements.
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