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China is pushing ahead with behind-the-scenes talks to join a major trade deal that was originally aimed at excluding Beijing and cementing U.S. economic power and trade ties in the Asia-Pacific region.

Officials from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and possibly other nations have held technical talks with Chinese counterparts on details of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to officials from four member countries with knowledge of the discussions who asked not to be named as they weren’t authorized to comment on the talks.

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