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Economic diplomacy: Borders, barriers and obstacles
The big reshoring question is still about how much foreign investment will shift from China due to a combination of rising production costs and more fractious diplomatic relationships.
EU nations breaking rules in bilateral trade deals with China
Fifteen EU member states have breached bloc-wide rules in agreeing bilateral commercial deals with China as part of Beijing’s ambitious belt and road initiative.
Israel-China free-trade pact seen imminent
A free-trade agreement between Israel and China is just around the corner, after being in the works for a long time. So far, seven rounds of official meeting have been held between representatives of the two countries.
Rights activists want Swiss-Chinese trade deal to be overhauled
Campaigners are urging the Swiss government to renegotiate a six-year-old free trade agreement with China to try to improve human rights and labour conditions for its Uighur Muslim minority.
China to import agricultural products from Pakistan under FTA
In meeting with the foreign minister, Chinese envoy says the country will collaborate with Pakistan in setting up Agriculture Technology Centers, Joint Research Centre for Plant Pest and Disease Control
Indo-Pacific guidelines: Germany’s new China plan
Berlin wants to diversify its relations, position itself more broadly, conclude further free trade agreements – also in order to no longer be so dependent on Beijing.
Beijing, Tokyo should upgrade investment pact
In the context of warming ties between China and Japan, the two countries should launch negotiations on an upgraded bilateral investment agreement as soon as possible, as well as start negotiations for a China-Japan free trade agreement.
Why China’s diplomatic push may not be enough to secure EU investment deal
Despite a recent charm offensive by senior Chinese diplomats, the chances of wrapping up a landmark investment deal with the European Union remain uncertain, analysts said.
Wang Yi calls for speedy free trade agreement with Norway
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for an acceleration in free trade talks with Norway as he concluded a visit to the country.
US, China reaffirm commitment to Phase 1 trade deal in phone call
Top US and Chinese trade officials reaffirmed their commitment to a Phase 1 trade deal, which has seen China lagging on its obligations to buy American goods.
US and China hold phone call on phase one trade agreement
US and Chinese trade negotiators held a phone call about implementing the phase one agreement between the two countries.
China, United States agree to hold trade talks, Chinese commerce ministry says
China and the United States have agreed to hold trade talks “in the coming days” to evaluate the progress of their Phase 1 trade deal six months after it took effect in February.
US-China trade deal review postponed as China ramps up farm, energy purchases
The United States and China have delayed a review of their Phase 1 trade deal, citing scheduling conflicts and the need to allow time for more Chinese purchases of US exports.
Trump administration ’satisfied’ with China purchase progress in Phase 1 trade deal - Kudlow
White House economic adviser said the Trump administration is satisfied with China’s progress in meeting commitments to purchase U.S. goods in a Phase 1 trade deal.
Cambodia loses EU trade privileges as it rushes FTA with China
The European Union enforced trade sanctions against Cambodia in response to human rights violations, prompting the government to turn to China.
What’s the deal with Cambodia and China’s FTA?
The idea of signing the FTA amid a pandemic is somewhat disconcerting as it could restrict the regulatory and policy space which is presently requiring unprecedented measures to deal with the impact.
China, Cambodia trade pact more form than substance
The Cambodia-China free trade deal is a message to the EU that Cambodia has another special economic gateway beside the EU
US and China set to review phase one trade deal in mid-August
Given the global coronavirus recession, China is lagging behind its first-year goal of a $77 billion rise in purchases.
S. Korea, China seek to boost trade amid pandemic
South Korea and China held a meeting to update and expand the scope of their bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), which took effect around five years ago.
The three ’Elephants in Room’ in EU-India relations
The EU-India virtual summit took place last month with three ’elephants in the room’. The largest elephant was China. Both India and the EU have traditionally followed policies of cooperation with China, but ties have plumbed new depths during the pandemic.