China lodges protest against Japan over Taiwan's bid to join TPP

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China said Friday that it has lodged a protest against Japan after the neighboring country welcomed Taiwan's filing of a formal application to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. Beijing urges Tokyo to "carefully" handle the issue related to Taiwan's possible participation in the TPP and avoid further damage to bilateral ties, the Chinese Embassy in Japan said in a statement. Taiwan on Wednesday submitted an application to join the TPP, formally known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership aimed at liberalizing trade and investment amo...

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