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CRN: Tsai Ing-wen Asked for U.S. Support to Join TPP Negotiations

China Review News (CRN) recently reported that the new Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met with the U.S. Congressional delegation that was visiting Taiwan. Tsai expressed her appreciation for the official U.S. support in accepting Taiwan as an Interpol (The International Criminal Police Organization) observer. She further asked for U.S. support in letting Taiwan join the second round of the TPP (The Trans-Pacific Partnership) negotiation. Taiwan has a very tight economic relationship with the United States. Taiwan is the ninth largest trade partner of the U.S. and the U.S. is the second largest trade partner of Taiwan. She said joining the TPP is one of her key national growth goals and the new Taiwanese government will seek to participate actively in the negotiation for membership. TPP is a U.S. led trade organization for the pacific region. Most of the world’s economists have the belief that it was designed to contain China.
Source: China Review News, May 22, 2016