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  1. 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 ...

  2. Talks begin on semi-free trade agreement

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung Taiwan and the mainland have started much-anticipated talks in Beijing on a semi-free trade agreement that the island is hoping to sign in May. Thirteen Taiwanese delegates ... to seal the deal with the mainland before South Korea and Japan- its key competitors on the mainland- join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in forming a free trade bloc with Beijing ...

  3. Anxious developers use every trick in the book

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... popular among investors,' he said. Another similar project, Lafi in Pudong's Waiguoqiao Free Trade Zone, is being offered at 1,800 yuan per square foot. Flats range in size from 410 ... Sandy Li in Shanghai sandy.li@scmp.com 'Buy one, get one for free!' 'Win a big prize in our lucky draw!' The promises came thick and fast at this week's Shanghai ...

  4. City warned of economic challenges posed by thaw in cross-strait ties

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung has suggested the idea of a free-trade zone comprising the mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, but Mr Leung said ... as it did for those from Shanghai and Beijing. With Taiwan considering waiving visa requirements for Hong Kong visitors, Mr Leung urged the Hong Kong government to reciprocate. 'Hong Kong ...

  5. Landmark pact will boost bloc's profile

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Laos, is instrumental to a China-Asean free-trade area by 2010. A day after signing the deal, Premier Wen Jiabao admitted 'winning the trust [of Asean] was of utmost importance'. Chai Yu, of the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said that after China's trade-zone initiative, other countries, ...

  6. Seoul sees itself as bridge in relations

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a Northeast Asia free-trade zone. Among them, the mainland, Japan and South Korea account for 17 per cent of the world's gross domestic product - a figure expected to grow. Internal trade flows ... on the sensitive issue of agriculture, and discussions are in their infancy. No timetable has yet been set. South Korea is expected to keep driving the issue, given a burst of recent free-trade activity. ...

  7. Guangdong 'leads trade efforts with Asean'

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be at the centre of the China-Asean free-trade zone. China and the 10 Asean nations plan to build a free-trade area by 2010, which would build a common market of 1.7 billion consumers. Sino-Asean trade ...

  8. Services trade pact with Asean nears

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Deal is next step to full agreement, says Malaysian minister Asean and Beijing are expected to complete talks on the services component of a free-trade agreement this year, ... in July last year, and bring the two sides a step closer to realising a full free-trade agreement in 2010. Once the full deal is in place, the average duty between China and the 10-member ...

  9. Wen to attend summit in Japan amid caution on islands dispute

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... research on a trilateral free-trade zone, and also an agreement on business visas. The countries would deepen co-operation in sustainable economy, technology, the environment and exchange ...

  10. ... but state media still takes some shots at Washington

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in particular a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade pact that does not include China. The People's Daily, quoting economists, said that measures suggested by President Hu Jintao ... wrote in the Global Times newspaper that China should be part of the TPP negotiations, because the US may use the free-trade pact to target countries that are not involved, especially China. ...




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