China applies to join CPTPP trade deal

Source: 1News

China has applied to join one of New Zealand's most significant trade agreements.

New Zealand and China's flags.

Beijing wants in on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as the CPTPP.

It was signed by 11 countries, including New Zealand, in 2018.

China's commerce minister's spoken with Trade Minister Damien O'Connor about joining the deal.