Talks took place in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo

China, Japan, South Korea agree to continue push for free-trade deal despite ongoing tensions across region

  • Trade ministers agree to continue to push for three-way agreement as well as a wider Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
  • Donald Trump says Washington and Beijing will sign an interim trade deal ‘very shortly’ but lingering doubts mean China still wants to strengthen ties
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Talks took place in Beijing on Sunday. Photo: Kyodo
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.