Yesterday, Pacific Money wrote about China’s “Trojan Horse” option for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Today, we follow up with a little bit more analysis of how these trade deals look from China’s point of view.
In the previous post, this blog highlighted that some feel China may be pursuing a kind of “spoiler” strategy with regards to its apparent recent interest in joining the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and even possibly the TPP negotiations. We noted that China had recently almost single-handedly ruined the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA) negotiations by trying to get an unreasonably large number of products excluded for the benefit of its domestic industries. Hence, some are assuming that China may be planning a similar strategy with regard to the TiSA or TPP agreements. READ MORE