China lobbies MPs to back its bid to join free trade pact

September 10, 2021 Financial Review 0 Comments

The Chinese government has taken the rare step of writing to a parliamentary inquiry arguing why it should be allowed to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, while emphasising Australia remained an important economic partner.

Despite Beijing targeting more than $20 billion of Australian exports with trade sanctions, the Chinese embassy in Canberra said China remained committed to trade liberalisation and tariff reductions. Read More.

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