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Regional security cooperation urged

TAIPEI FORUM:Yesterday’s Taiwan-US-Japan Trilateral Security Dialogue session saw Japanese and US lawmakers focus on the rise of China and Taiwan’s reliance on it

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan joining the TPP would be one of the most effective ways for it to divert part of its trade and investment from China to other trading partners, he said.

China may object to efforts to include Taiwan in the proposed trade bloc, but the US should not only convince other member countries to agree to Taiwan’s entry, but also “allow loosening of some TPP standards” to welcome Taiwan since “TPP’s standards are too high for Taiwan in some respects,” Otsuka said.

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