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Thailand to join TPP talks

Critics call pact a tactic by US to counter China

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  • Writer: Pradit Ruangdit and Saritdet Marukatat
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Thailand has agreed to join negotiations in a United States-led free trade agreement (FTA) in a move which will be formally announced during President Barack Obama's visit here on Sunday. 

US officials from the White House visit the roof of Government House to inspect it prior to US President Barack Obama’s visit to Bangkok on Sunday. APICHART JINAKUL

Thailand's entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be a highlight of the visit by the US president amid concern by activists over the consequences of the far-reaching free trade pact.

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