Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan mark the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership earlier this month. Photo: Handout Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan mark the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership earlier this month. Photo: Handout
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan mark the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership earlier this month. Photo: Handout

Mainland Chinese commerce official backs Hong Kong joining RCEP trade bloc, with city leader Carrie Lam hoping to start talks ‘at earliest opportunity’

  • China’s vice-minister of commerce, Wang Bingnan, says Beijing ‘proactively’ supports Hong Kong’s accession to the massive free-trade pact
  • City leader Carrie Lam, meanwhile, says Hong Kong is ‘more than qualified’ to join

Topic |   Hong Kong economy
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan mark the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership earlier this month. Photo: Handout Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan mark the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership earlier this month. Photo: Handout
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (left) and Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan mark the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership earlier this month. Photo: Handout
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