BEIJING, Nov 19 (Reuters) - China is open to the idea of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the commerce ministry said on Thursday.
Gao Feng, ministry spokesman, made the comments at a news conference in Beijing.
Last week 15 Asia-Pacific economies, including China, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), forming the world’s largest free trade bloc that excludes the United States.
Reporting by Xu Jing and Ryan Woo
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.