shine trader limited reports:
Japan’s Jiji news agency reported 25 times that Japanese Prime Minister Kan Yi Wei held a summit meeting with us president Biden at the White House on 24 local time. The US side intends to communicate with the Chinese mainland and Taiwan region in China for the comprehensive and progressive trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) during the talks, but according to the Japanese government, Outgoing Kan Yiwei and Biden did not talk about the issue. However, the four LDP presidential candidates who are actively competing for the next prime minister have actively expressed their support for Taiwan’s accession to the cptpp. In addition, the Australian newspaper said on the 25th that Australia and Canada also support Taiwan’s accession to the cptpp. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian previously expressed firm opposition to Taiwan’s application to join the cptpp.
According to Japan’s Sankei business website reported on the 25th, Japanese Foreign Minister Hiroki minchong and Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Shengxin all expressed “welcome” to Taiwan’s application to join the cptpp. At the online seminar on the LDP president election held on the 24th, taro Kono, minister in charge of administrative reform, said, “considering the economic exchanges between Japan and Taiwan, I am very glad to see that Taiwan has reached the high standard of TPP (i.e. cptpp) and joined in.” Yasuda Wenxiong, former LDP president of the Political Council, believes that Taiwan is an important partner of Japan in economic and other fields, We must calmly observe whether Taiwan meets the high standards of cptpp. Gao shizaomiao, former general secretary who once threatened that if he became prime minister, he would seek to visit Tsai ing Wen, leader of the Taiwan region, announced that he would actively support Taiwan’s accession to the cptpp. The Acting Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party, Seiko Noda, said, “I hope the world can firmly support Taiwan (accession) in the spirit of Japanese tolerance of ‘inclusiveness’.”
The Australian newspaper said on the 25th that in addition to Japan, Australia and Canada, members of the CPP, are also looking for a shortcut for Taiwan to join behind the scenes. Australian Trade Minister Dan tehan told the media that “Australia will cooperate with cptpp members and consider Taiwan’s Application on the basis of consensus according to the cptpp membership guidelines.” it is also reported that US State Department spokesman price said on the 24th that he “knows” that Taiwan has applied to join the cptpp, “the United States is not a member of the cptpp, and whether Taiwan will join or not will be assessed by existing members”. He also claimed that Taiwan is a responsible member of the world trade organization, and it is expected that CPP members will take these into account when evaluating Taiwan’s application. Price also unreasonably accused China of “economic coercion” and asked Beijing to “stop putting pressure on Taiwan militarily, diplomatically and economically” and have meaningful dialogue with Taiwan.
With regard to the application of the Taiwan authorities to join the cptpp, Zhao Lijian said on the 23rd that we are firmly opposed to official exchanges between any country and Taiwan and Taiwan’s accession to any official agreements and organizations. The Chinese Embassy in Japan said on the 24th that China urges Japan to take seriously China’s major concerns, carefully and properly handle the Taiwan related issues of the CPP, and avoid further damage to China Japan relations.
For Taiwan’s application for joining the CPTPP, there are analysts who believe that Japan can not accept Taiwan authorities’ applications only by ideology, but intends to weaken Chinese mainland applications. From the perspective of trade and economy, Japan’s trade with mainland China is much larger than that of Taiwan. Obviously, China’s accession to Japan is much larger. The Tokyo news pointed out in its editorial on the 25th that if China joins, the proportion of cptpp in global GDP will increase from 10% to 30%. Another analysis is that the accession to the CPTPP requires all members’ consent. Not the countries such as Japan, Australia and Canada has the final say. The more political Taiwan is going to politicize, the more countries will oppose its accession.
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