Comments by China’s Vice Finance Minister on TPP

piieChina’s Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said on Wednesday 10 October 2014 that a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is incomplete without China. In his view China has been aware that the United States would like to keep the TPP closed to its current members. ‘For TPP, frankly speaking, there have been internal debates within both United States and Chinese government. But now our position is clear. As China becomes more open, it’s very important for us to be integrated into the global trade system with high standard,’ Zhu said  at the Peterson Institute of International Economics in Washington DC.