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China Belongs in the TPP

Including the world's largest trading nation would serve everyone's interests.

World's biggest trading nation.

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Some are hailing the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement as a win for American leadership and a defeat for China. Complacency of that kind is shortsighted -- and the suggestion that China should be prevented from joining the system in future, which seems to follow, is not just myopic but blind. 

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