India pulled out of the RCEP deal at the last minute amid concerns its economy could be flooded with cheap Chinese goods. Photo: Kyodo

China says RCEP economies committed to work with India to resolve lingering trade deal issues

  • China and 14 other nations from the Asia-Pacific region agreed on the outline of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Monday
  • Beijing says it is confident that the ‘very few’ remaining obstacles among the RCEP 15 can be settled by the end of the year
Topic |   China-India relations

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India pulled out of the RCEP deal at the last minute amid concerns its economy could be flooded with cheap Chinese goods. Photo: Kyodo
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s Premier Li Keqiang attend the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

Seven years on, still no RCEP trade deal, and India pulls out

  • Hopes were high a regional summit could finally wrap up negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  • But despite claims of ‘significant progress’ in the 16-nation talks, India remains a stumbling block
Topic |   Trade

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s Premier Li Keqiang attend the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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