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Pakistan sees nearly 70pc rise in exports to China
Pakistan recorded nearly 70% increase in exports to China in the first quarter of 2021, an official said.
Unmasking the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
CPEC is an essential component of the Belt and Road Initiative, intended on creating new production sites and trade routes to connect China better with the rest of the world.
EU says not seeking escalation with China, working on investment deal
The situation is less dramatic than people seem to think. The EU is still working very closely with China’s Ministry of Commerce, the bloc’s ambassador in Beijing said.
Human rights have no place in Swiss-Chinese trade deal
The EU and US are currently distancing themselves from China — unlike Switzerland as the country sticks to its free trade agreement with the world’s second-largest economy despite mounting domestic criticism.
US return to Trans-Pacific trade deal would open large can of worms for NZ
If all the seemingly insurmountable barriers are overcome and the US decides to reactivate the original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, would there be another groundswell of opposition? You betcha.
EU-China investment deal ’not exactly a deal’
A long-negotiated investment agreement between EU and China was more of an "intention than a deal and it could be a long time before it became a reality, an EU commissioner said.
US, China to assess Phase 1 deal soon, Biden trade chief says
US Trade Representative said she expects to engage “in the near term” with Chinese officials to assess their implementation of the “Phase 1” trade deal.
EU turns from China to India on free trade
The EU is suspending plans for a trade deal with China, while reviving those for a pact with India, in a dispute on Chinese human-rights abuses.
India, European Union (EU) to seal connectivity deal to counter China’s ambitious BRI — Reports
India and the European Union are making joint efforts to seal a “connectivity agreement”, which could be an answer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
US says China has fallen short on ‘phase one’ intellectual property commitments
The US criticised China for failing to fulfil commitments it made in the “phase one” trade deal a year ago to improve protections for the intellectual property of American companies.
Japan approves world’s biggest free-trade deal after China’s call to boost Asian economy
Japan’s parliament approved joining the RCEP to aim for it to come into effect from the start of next year. The approval by Japan’s upper house comes after China called for the deal to be ratified to shore up the economy in the Asia-Pacific.
Qingdao initiative launched to promote early implementation of RCEP deal
A joint initiative on promoting early implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has been launched in the east China port city of Qingdao on April 25.
RCEP faces challenges as comprehensive China-US competition takes shape: experts at Boao forum
Professor at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore, cautioned that geopolitics now have "too much influence" on world trade, which could pose "great challenges" to the further implementation of the trade deal.
Europe’s China gambit
Trade and investment agreements cannot transform China into a Western-style market economy or turn it into a democracy.
Belarus, China in talks over agreement on investments, trade in services
The first round of negotiations over the agreement on investments and trade in services between Belarus and China was held online on 7 April.
Fate of trade pact hangs in the balance amid Beijing-Taipei tensions
A 10-year deadline for the ECFA to become a full free-trade deal has passed and neither side has taken action
“Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” Agreement and the future of Sino-Iranian relations
As a result, although Sino-Iranian relations have developed over the past 10 years in terms of economic, energy, and security relations, and the two countries have similar views on the international system, the security interests of the two countries, especially China, outweigh its economic interests with Iran.
EU-China trade deal is a Trojan Horse sellout
The short-sighted German-driven agreement betrays the European project and poses a major economic and political problem for the rest of the West.
China, Oman agree to enhance cooperation, push forward China-GCC free trade talks
Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister on Monday held a meeting with his Omani counterpart, during which both sides agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation and push forward the free trade zone talks.
FTA labour rights provisions useless without trade union action, says Korean unionist
Interview with Ryu Mikyung who is the International Director at the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions.