TPP can help Taiwan lower reliance on China: ex-UN economist – 9 March 2014

  • Lin Wuu-long, the former head of enterprise management research at the United Nations, said Taiwan’s move to treat joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a top priority makes sense.
  • The economist said the proposed regional economic bloc, which is currently being negotiated by 12 countries, will not only help Taiwan improve its international competitiveness but also reduce its economic dependence on China.
  • At a conference on Taiwan’s participation in the TPP held in Los Angeles on 8 Mar 14, Lin said the total gross domestic product of the 12 TPP negotiating partners accounts for 40% of the globe’s GDP, and their external trade accounts for a third of the global total.

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