yea, right..., when hogs fly.
The TPP shows a lack of vision.
A vision of a world where the wealth government can create is shared. Where different industries, special interests, and People are wealthy.
Engaging with China is the appropriate response. And if that is not possible with the current players, you shouldn't do anything that might frustrate that prospect at some other point in time. All the TPP does is give assurance that Western sympathetic oligarchs can do whatever they feel they need to do in order to compete successfully with Chinese oligarchs. For instance, they can treat the environment on western soil like china treats the environment on their soil. And in general they can treat or subject the masses in the west to whatever they feel they need to in order to generate the profits or market share their communist competitor is enjoying.
America is a fascist and danagerous state.