Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak shake hands after signing an agreement on Friday that sets in motion talks for a free-trade deal between the two economies. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hong Kong, Thailand agree to pursue free trade deal, Carrie Lam tells Bangkok that protests have not dented city’s underlying economic strength

  • City leader insists Hong Kong will ‘bounce back, as we always do’ during visit to Bangkok
  • Two jurisdictions agree to open up their economies to each other, forge closer trading ties
Topic |   Trade

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak shake hands after signing an agreement on Friday that sets in motion talks for a free-trade deal between the two economies. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Donald Trump says the trade talks with China could produce “a very important deal”. Photo: Reuters

US-China trade deal is closer but we’re watching Hong Kong, Donald Trump says

  • Talks on phase one deal ‘in final throes’ after phone conversation between China’s Liu He and US’ Robert Lighthizer and Steven Mnuchin
  • ‘But we want to see it go well in Hong Kong,’ US president says
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Donald Trump says the trade talks with China could produce “a very important deal”. Photo: Reuters
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