Beijing slams Taiwan's bid to join CPTPP, saying "there is only one China"
Updated: 2021-09-24 06:55:54 KST
China has slammed Taiwan's application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Taiwan should be blocked as there's only one China and Taiwan is Chinese territory.
Earlier, Taiwan announced it bid to join, less than a week after China itself had filed.
The C-P-TPP is one of the biggest trade blocs in the world, representing over 13 percent of global trade.