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Former US deputy secretary of state James Steinberg expressed support for Taiwan’s
inclusion in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc during a security dialogue in Taipei Tuesday.
It will be in the interest of not just Taiwan, but also of the region and the world as a whole, he said, while taking questions on Taiwan’s bid to join the US-led trade bloc for the Asia-Pacific region.
“I strongly support the idea — Taiwan’s inclusion in the TPP,” he said, but added that Taiwan has to be ready and prepared to accept the high standards of the trade agreement, which is still under negotiation.
From the American perspective, he said, Washington should be open and welcome Taiwan’s participation. [FULL STORY]