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Japan Ruling Party Lawmakers Back Taiwan Joining Trade Pact | Source: Bloomberg

Lawmakers from Japan’s ruling party backed Taiwan’s entry into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership during first-of-their-kind security talks with Taiwanese counterparts meant to counter China’s influence, in the latest effort by Tokyo to bolster the democratically ruled island. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian criticized the LDP-DPP talks Friday, saying that Taiwan’s status “concerns the political foundation” of Beijing’s relationship with Tokyo.

Source: Bloomberg


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