Obama: China 'putting out feelers' about joining Pacific trade pact

Obama holds a discussion with YSEALI Fellows at the White House in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama said in a radio interview on Wednesday that China was “putting out feelers” about participating in a Pacific Rim trade pact at some point. The White House wants to reach a trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim nations. “China is going to have to at least take those international norms into account” if its neighbors form a pact, Obama told the U.S.-based radio program Marketplace.

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