Obama plays China card in TPP sales pitch

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Justin Sink and Carter Dougherty report for the Sydney Morning Herald:

US President Barack Obama warns of China's intentions to fill any gap left open if Trans-Pacific Partnership fails.United States President Barack Obama, trying to sway free-trade sceptics among his supporters, said that if the US can’t come to terms on an accord being worked on with other Pacific nations, China will step in to fill the void.

Asia has the globe’s most populous and fastest-growing markets and the US has to have access to sustain economic growth, Obama said at a White House news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

“If we do not help to shape the rules so that our businesses and our workers can compete in those markets, then China will set up rules that advantage Chinese workers and Chinese businesses,” he said.’

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