It was at the APEC meeting yesterday (November 21) that China welcomed the signing of the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP) and would actively consider joining the comprehensive and progressive trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (cpttp).
After a look at the international response, sure enough, this is the most concerned news. Many people are surprised by Chinas positive attitude.
Its very simple. Four years ago, it was unthinkable.
The predecessor of cptpp is TPP. During the Obama administration, the United States advocated rebalancing in the Asia Pacific region. It was under the strong impetus of the United States that the United States promoted the TPP.
Take a look at the 12 member states of this organization:
The United States
But more importantly, this organization includes the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Brunei and even Vietnam, but it does not have China.
You should understand.
However, the plan failed to keep pace with the changes. As soon as trump took office, he kicked out the TPP despite Abes bitter request. Japan and other countries had no choice but to create a cpttp without the United States.
In other words, the TTP was aimed at China at the beginning. However, the world is changing too fast, and the leader is taking the lead. Japan is struggling to support it. Now, China is actively considering joining the cpttp.
I dont know exactly what the Chinese government thinks.
However, judging from the international situation, I personally actively advocate that China should join the cpttp, and the reason is very simple.
2. At present, the leader of cpttp is Japan. However, Japan and other countries also know that cpttp must expand its circle of friends and the best target is China.
3. RCEP has been established. Joining the cpttp will help China to expand its circle of friends, which is beneficial to the regional economy and China. The world also sees Chinas firm attitude of starting from reform and opening up again.
Of course, the only certainty in this world is uncertainty.
The United States is also changing. After Biden came to power, it did not exclude the 180 degree turn of American policy and rejoined the cpttp. However, Chinas forehand chess also gave the United States a big and difficult problem. Whether to join again or not?
Superb great power diplomacy means daring to take the initiative to turn a strong enemy into a friend, and even help the powerful enemy to formulate rules.
What is strategy?
This is the strategy.
What is the art of diplomacy?
This is the art of diplomacy.
I always feel that behind the strategy and art is Chinas great power confidence.
In the words of the leaders two days ago:
Opening up is the premise of national progress, and closure will inevitably lead to backwardness.
A kind of self-confidence is coming.
Because we are on the right side of history, we still believe in economic globalization, and we will never go back to history. Therefore, there is not only RCEP, not only cpttp, but also closer economic and trade zone between China, Japan and South Korea in the future.
If you have a friend, thats the difference between China and India.
Chinese people think that crisis and crisis are organic in crisis. This is the case when China joined the WTO, but now it is like joining RCEP. The Chinese always turn crisis into opportunity.
This years extraordinary period makes people see the difference of East Asian countries. Our response is extraordinary, our culture is extraordinary, and our economic momentum is extraordinary. Then we work together, and the results are even more extraordinary. In the past, similar free trade agreements were dominated by the United States; however, after all kinds of setbacks, the world found that without the United States, sometimes it would run more smoothly; Chinas huge market and open attitude made it the best partner. Therefore, just yesterday, Japanese Prime Minister Yiwei Kan made it clear that Japan intends to support the expansion of cpttp. Therefore, just yesterday, the foreign ministry announced that Wang Yi will visit Japan and South Korea next week. This is really a big game! Source: Niu dunqin editor: Wang Xiaowu_ NF
Therefore, just yesterday, Japanese Prime Minister Yiwei Kan made it clear that Japan intends to support the expansion of cpttp.
Therefore, just yesterday, the foreign ministry announced that Wang Yi will visit Japan and South Korea next week.