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Taiwan trade deal on Trump administration’s radar, lawmaker says
A group of Republican lawmakers seeking to counter national security and economic threats from China is calling for the United States to open trade talks with Taiwan.
Norway tries to seal FTA with China this year, but complications abound
There’s speculation in Beijing diplomatic circles this month as to whether China will sign a free trade deal with Norway this year.
US-China trade: soybeans, corn and cars surge, but Beijing still not close to meeting demands of deal
Despite the spending spree during the summer months, China is nowhere near meeting the overall targets set out in the phase one trade deal.
The more the merrier in Indo-Pacific
As of last week, there are at least 8 distinctive cooperative frameworks relating to the Indo-Pacific region, which reflects the region’s growing economic and strategic importance within the rapidly-changing international stage.
Mining companies stand to win from Peru-China FTA that neglects environment
Ten years after the entry into force of the Peru-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), officials from both countries are in stuck a slow renegotiation process in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chinese business wants less EU red tape
The Chinese business community in Europe would like to see less ‘red tape’ and regulatory barriers for its firms on the bloc, but is also open to the idea of offering further opportunities for EU business in China.
China, New Zealand agree to upgrade FTA: MOFCOM
China and New Zealand agreed to promote cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and move forward the bilateral efforts on upgrading the free trade agreement (FTA).
Can Cambodia fill the gap left by EU sanctions with China FTA?
As China’s hard-handed diplomacy deepens its rifts with not only the U.S. and Australia, but also a previously friendly Europe, Cambodia has drawn attention as an example of how smaller countries can navigate the growing global divide.
Canada drops free trade talks with China: The Globe and Mail
A trade agreement between Canada and China is no longer worth pursuing, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister said.
BOI eyes five new trade agreements with key trading partners
Sri Lanka’s apex investment promotion body, Board of Investment (BOI), is eyeing five new trade agreements with key trading partners—Japan, China, European Union (EU), United States and United Kingdom (UK)— over the next three years.
China, EU to hold 32nd round of investment treaty negotiations
The 32nd round of China-European Union bilateral investment treaty negotiations will kick off next week.
China-Germany-EU leaders’ meeting charts course for development of ties amid COVID-19 pandemic
During the meeting, the Chinese and EU leaders stated their commitment to speeding up the negotiations of the China-EU Bilateral Investment Treaty to achieve the goal of concluding the negotiations within this year.
Are EU-China trade relations at a crossroads?
European leaders were angry about Xinjiang camps and the Hong Kong crackdown. A long-awaited EU-China summit produced sharper rhetoric but nothing substantive as the bloc struggles to find a coherent approach to China.
Australia seeks to further boost trade & ties with India to cut dependence on China
Australia’s escalating tensions with Beijing have shown up its reliance on China trade and propelled a push to increase links with Asia’s other giant economy, India.
PM pushes ministry to improve regional trade
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen committed to gain an advantage in upcoming trade deals with China, South Korea, Japan and other nations.
Merkel says EU put pressure on China over investment agreement
European Union leaders told Chinese President Xi Jinping to speed up negotiations to conclude a China-EU investment deal.
Taiwan looks to host economic talks with US, eyeing trade deal
Taiwan is set to open an economic dialogue with the US, laying the groundwork for talks on a free trade agreement while the island unwinds cross-strait economic integration with Beijing.
India’s import regulations target Korea after China: report
South Korean exporters need to be on alert as India has been strengthening trade remedies such as anti-dumping measures to protect its industries, said a local trade association.
Crucial EU-China summit faces challenges
EU aims at accelerating and concluding the negotiations on an ambitious investment agreement by the end of the year.
Pakistan fishermen to protest arrival of China trawlers
Pakistan fishermen in two provinces said they will protest the arrival of 20 Chinese deep-sea trawlers given licences to fish in their waters.