Wikileaks strikes again

This time they’ve released the Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that is between twelve countries to NZ, Mexican, Chilean, US and Australian news media.

Here’s the link:

It’s pretty long but I got a general gist of it through reading what multiple news agencies are saying about it.

I got the general impression that the US were highly influenced by the effects it would have on their entertainment and pharmaceutical companies and were bullying out countries, like NZ, who still regards access to cheaper, generic medicines important.

They’re also wanting to patent animals and plants and allowing “diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methods for the treatment of humans or animals” to be patented. I just don’t think this would really be beneficial to us humans that don’t own these patents or are CEOs of these big companies. Patents by large do not encourage or protect innovation, they do just the opposite.

note: I’m not extremely well-versed in international politics, I may be gotten the wrong impression on some things. Correct me if I’m wrong but don’t jump down my throat.

Theres a good article I was reading here. US-China Relations and the Geopolitics of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

China is not a party to this agreement, nor is Taiwan. I believe if China views the agreement as a means for the US to exert more influence over S.E. Asia, then I would agree with the articles suggestion that China will try to forge an agreement of its own, which excludes the US. Taiwan I think will do whatever the Chinese do, even if they wanted to enter the TPPA, or could persuade the electorate it was in the best interests of the country, if China was building an alliance of countries to counter the TPPA, China opposition to Taiwans inclusion would be fierce. That seems to be the direction China is headed, from the article.