Obama: China 'putting Out Feelers' About Joining Pacific Trade Pact

U.S. President Barack Obama said in a radio interview on Wednesday that China was "putting out feelers" about participating in a Pacific Rim trade pact at some point.
The White House wants to reach a trade deal with 12 Pacific Rim nations.
"China is going to have to at least take those international norms into account" if its neighbors form a pact, Obama told the U.S.-based radio program Marketplace. A portion of the interview was posted online on Wednesday.