China: It would be premature for the UK to seek TPP pact

Reuters reports comments from the Chinese officials, as they respond to the UK officials’ comments (reported via FT) citing that Britain is interested in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc in a bid to boost post-Brexit exports.

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It would be premature for UK to seek TPP pact

Says that the UK trade minister Fox asked about a trade deal with China, and mentioned that the service sector openness is a big issue for the UK.

Fox is also said to have mentioned that free trade agreement is not the only option for a deal with China - citing mutual recognition or sector-specific options.

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