Lol.Yes Vietnam can torpedo chinese entry, if we want to, however we will let Singapore to do that. Singapore can demand China to do more on human rights or something impossible.
They can bear the brunt of chinese anger.
^There's translation.Back in 2014:
Singapore has welcomed China to join CPTPP
Singapore has been of the view that China's participation in the CPTPP would be beneficial to the countries involved, as well as the region, with PM Lee Hsien Loong previously saying in 2018 that the city-state welcomes China to join the CPTPP when it's "ready".
Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has also reiterated Singapore's position on this during his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi's working visit to Singapore from Sep. 13 to 14.
Vivian noted that China should engage in multilateral efforts, such as joining the CPTPP, as it would lead to greater integration of the global economy, which would bring about "bright prospects for the future".
Funny because China is the largest trade partner to all those countries you listed except Canada.Or Peru
You have almost conflicts with all in the pact from Vietnam, Japan, Australia to Canada that will be a long way. I don’t know why Xi Jingping wants it. That will be a mess.
Economy is nothing if security is threatened. You can’t expect people to buy Huawei phones when you go around raping other countries and people while bragging you can make many cars and warships.Funny because China is the largest trade partner to all those countries you listed except Canada.
people will buy from whoever offers the best value. your nationalistic views aren't shared by very many people.Economy is nothing if security is threatened. You can’t expect people to buy Huawei phones when you go around raping other countries and people while bragging you can make many cars and warships.
Let's wait patiently for Japan's final choice.---start---
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan welcomes Taiwan's application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told reporters Thursday from New York.
Describing Taiwan as an "extremely important partner of Japan" that shares basic values such as the rule of law, Motegi said Tokyo will respond to the island's bid to join the 11-member TPP "based on a strategic point of view and with the public's understanding."
Taiwan's move Wednesday follows a similar bid made last week by mainland China for membership of the trade pact, which involves such countries as Japan, Australia and Singapore. The unanimous approval of all 11 members is required to join the deal.
Japanese ministers with responsibilities related to the TPP did not make similarly welcoming remarks when Beijing applied to join the regional framework on Sept. 16.
Motegi said Tokyo needs to examine whether Taiwan is ready to meet the high-standard market access and other rules of the TPP, formally known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The other existing TPP members are Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and Vietnam. Earlier this year, Britain applied for participating in the TPP.
The United States remains cautious about returning to the treaty after its withdrawal in January 2017 under the administration of previous President Donald Trump.