The trade war with the US has given Beijing renewed urgency to push forward negotiations on a deal that has been in the works for five years and brings together the 10 Asean nations along with China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Photo: EPA

China calls for agreement on Asian free-trade deal ‘as soon as possible’

  • As trade war with US deepens, Beijing has new impetus to wrap up negotiations on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  • Assistant foreign minister says pact will ‘address the challenge of unilateralism and protectionism’
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The trade war with the US has given Beijing renewed urgency to push forward negotiations on a deal that has been in the works for five years and brings together the 10 Asean nations along with China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Photo: EPA
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