China launched its first pilot FTZs in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: Xinhua
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Expanded free trade zones will help ease economic pressures

  • The announcement of six more pilot FTZs in strategic border regions ensures the widening of reforms and greater opening up

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China launched its first pilot FTZs in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: Xinhua
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Southwest China’s Yunnan province, one of the locations chosen for six new free trade zones, is home to the city of Ruili on the border with Myanmar. Photo: Xinhua

China extends pilot free trade zones to strategic border regions

  • Underdeveloped rust belt economies also primed to benefit from creation of six new trading zones
  • The announcement follows last Friday’s dramatic escalation of the US-China trade war
Topic |   China economy

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Southwest China’s Yunnan province, one of the locations chosen for six new free trade zones, is home to the city of Ruili on the border with Myanmar. Photo: Xinhua
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