Chinese Minister for Commerce Zhong Shan (right) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday. Photo: AAP Chinese Minister for Commerce Zhong Shan (right) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday. Photo: AAP
Chinese Minister for Commerce Zhong Shan (right) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday. Photo: AAP

China-Australia relations: ‘don’t expect RCEP to solve trade dispute’

  • The main function of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the world’s biggest free-trade agreement, is to drive new business
  • But if the years of talks already involved in reaching the deal have not reduced conflicts, signing the deal is unlikely to make a difference, observer says

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Chinese Minister for Commerce Zhong Shan (right) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday. Photo: AAP Chinese Minister for Commerce Zhong Shan (right) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday. Photo: AAP
Chinese Minister for Commerce Zhong Shan (right) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday. Photo: AAP
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