At the recent virtual APEC Summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated openness in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) [Xi says China will consider joining TPP – Nikkei Asia]. To many, this underlined China’s aspirations to play a larger economic role – both in the Asia- Pacific region as well as globally.
Michael Woods was interviewed on the subject by the South China Morning Post earlier this year [ Michael Woods quoted in South China Morning Post on China and the CPTPP (wl-tradelaw.com)]. He has also written on the subject in the context of the future of global trade and bi-lateral China-U.S. relations in Slaw. Michael is a regular contributor to Canada’s online legal magazine, which is considered essential daily reading by many in the Canadian legal community [http://www.slaw.ca/]. In his October 2020 article , he drew on psychologist Christopher Peterson’s analysis of the concept to address the Two 800-Pound Gorillas? – Slaw.