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Taiwan in Tough Fight to Join Regional Trade Blocs

Taiwan is mounting a campaign to join two key Asia-Pacific trade blocs. To stay competitive economically, it wants a place in the U.S.- led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Asia’s 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. However, Taiwan’s old rival, China, is likely to forbid membership in both.   Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou has said he will push for membership in the two regional trade blocs to open major markets for local companies. Taiwan wants more trade...

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