China Wants Quick Close on Regional Trade Agreement for Asia

November 23, 2016

China wants to seal the deal on a trade agreement with Southeast Asian countries as soon as possible with a U.S.-led pact now in doubt, a Ministry of Commerce official said Thursday. The country will work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to negotiate the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, spokesman Shen Danyang said in a briefing in Beijing, echoing President Xi Jinping’s Saturday speech to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.

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Topics: ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS (ASEAN) MEGA-REGIONAL AGREEMENT

Regions: EAST ASIA SOUTHEAST ASIA ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: BLOOMBERG

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