China News Service, September 16 According to the website of the Ministry of Commerce, on September 16, Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao submitted a submission to O'Connor, the saver of the "Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement" (CPTPP), New Zealand Minister of Trade and Export Growth. A written letter from China formally applying to join the CPTPP.

The ministers of the two countries also held a teleconference to communicate on the follow-up work related to China's formal application for membership.

Screenshot of the Ministry of Commerce website