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  1. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... to downright amusement. Remember, it was barely four months ago that the mainland's first free-trade zone was launched in Shanghai, modelled on Hong Kong's free port. "If you are going to have 12 free-trade zones in China, then how can you make Shanghai special and attractive when the whole thing is still on trial?" asked a foreign business consultant, who declined ...

  2. News - Asia - EAST ASIA

    China, Japan and South Korea to meet for free-trade talks

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Phnom Penh Disputes over islands are set aside for discussions vital to an Asia-wide free-trade deal as Wen urges leaders to focus on peace and stability Asia's three big economies aim for trade deal China, Japan and South Korea will hold the first round of meetings early next year on a free-trade agreement vital to an Asia-wide deal, even as they spar over disputed ...

  3. Welcome step to a free-trade region

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... assumed leadership of it and transformed it into its main regional trade initiative. Ultimately it envisages a transpacific pact that would be the world's biggest multilateral free-trade zone ... negotiations on a free-trade agreement. The road ahead is paved with good intentions and potholed with political distrust and trade barriers. The three parties will have to reconcile competing ...

  4. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Can US come to terms with the trade-offs of free trade?

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode in Washington As much as Americans seem to resent cheap Chinese imports, they and their economy can't do without them The free-trade dilemma Walking into a Walmart ... in politicians of all stripes to attempt a coherent and sustained free-trade argument beyond the China-bashing rhetoric. "It does seem harder to be a free-trader than it was," he said. "I ...

  5. Asia, let's make a deal

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the number of interested parties to 12, representing a market of 800 million consumers, or potentially the world's largest free-trade zone. The US has also recently clinched long-sought ... flare-ups are about economics, with US President Barack Obama launching an offensive to reassert the US economic leadership, by attempting to forge a multilateral free-trade agreement, which, in its ...

  6. Seoul vows on peace and free-trade deal

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the negotiation of a free-trade deal. The pledges came at the start of his three-day trip to Beijing- the first high-level summit between the countries since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il ... on forging a bilateral free-trade agreement, the unidentified official said, adding that the two sides may announce the start of formal trade talks in the first half of the year. Beijing and Seoul ...

  7. Speak up for free trade, Hong Kong

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... China with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and maybe also with South Korea; Asean with India, and so on. These have been done nominally in the name of advancing free trade at a time ...

  8. News - China

    China, Japan, South Korea conclude first round trade talks

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 04:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul China, Japan and South Korea concluded a first round of talks on Thursday on securing a free trade pact to bind three economies that account for 20 per cent ... territorial disputes that have dogged their relations for decades. The idea of a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) has been discussed for decades, but diplomats say China is now pushing especially ...

  9. Ten years in the WTO sees turnaround in philosophy

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... As a market of 800 million consumers, it could be the world's largest free-trade zone. Wei said China did not fear a US offensive, but he warned Washington should not use FTAs or the TPP ... recently agreed long-sought free-trade pacts with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. If ratified, they would bring to 20 the number of countries enjoying FTAs with the US. Meanwhile, besides trade ...

  10. Think 'one country'

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong as a free trade zone within China, providing it with the same market access as Shanghai. Hong Kong and mainland companies competing directly is good for everyone, with the instant ...




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