Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Trade and Politics in East Asia: China and Taiwan Apply to the CPTPP While the U.S. Stays Out

Trade and Politics in East Asia: China and Taiwan Apply to the CPTPP While the U.S. Stays Out

October 18, 2022 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Asia Program

About the Event

China and Taiwan have applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)—the scaled-down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the U.S. dropped out under Trump.   What is the significance of the CPTPP in a global trading order with a diminished WTO and the new and vast—if less liberal—Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?  What are the prospects for China’s and Taiwan’s bids for membership?  What role will Japan—the de facto leader of the CPTPP—play?  What impact can the U.S. have?  What are the chances the U.S. may (re)join?

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Greg Shaffer

Greg Shaffer - Professor Gregory Shaffer is Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine; Director of the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society; and President of the American Society of International Law.

Shihoko Goto

Shihoko Goto - Shihoko Goto is the Deputy Director of the Asia Program, and Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise at the Wilson Center.

Jacques deLisle

Jacques deLisle - Jacques deLisle is the Chair of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.