Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a summit in May, but a free-trade agreement has yet to materialise. Photo: EPA-EFE

China, Japan and South Korea aim to speed up talks on free-trade agreement to counter US tariffs

Global turbulence adds incentive to strike a deal, but the trio still have differing priorities to reconcile after 13 rounds of talks since 2012 with little progress

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a summit in May, but a free-trade agreement has yet to materialise. Photo: EPA-EFE
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