A unified approach against this authoritarian power is the only way to combat Chinese influence and expansion.
Due to internal tensions, the Union can lack coherence and focus, often particularly evident in its efforts to implement a collective foreign policy.
The CPTPP is preferable to the EU because it elevates mutual recognition over harmonisation.
The “Common Rulebook” approach is an ostacle to signing up to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
There are some risks to trade, but they should be rationalised and addressed rather than overhyped.
An exercise in demolition.