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  • RCEP rollout a major victory for multilateralism, free trade: FM spokesperson

    The entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is a major victory for multilateralism and free trade, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

    January05,2022


  • Xinhua Commentary: RCEP rollout represents triumph over unilateralism, protectionism

    The RCEP agreement, the world's largest free trade deal to date, came into force on Saturday, representing not only a landmark for economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region but also a triumph for multilateralism and free trade over unilateralism and protectionism.

    January04,2022


  • World's largest free trade deal takes effect on first day of 2022

    The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the world's largest free trade agreement, entered into force on Saturday, injecting vitality into multilateralism and free trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic recovery.

    January04,2022


  • Yearender-Economic Watch: Busy container ports herald China's robust foreign trade

    China's container shipping sector registered steadfast growth this year amid headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic and container shortages, indicating the country's robust foreign trade and economic resilience.

    December13,2021


  • Expert proposes consolidating industrial foundation for Hainan free trade port

    A Chinese expert has called for promoting industrial growth and accelerating building a modern industrial system at the Hainan free trade port to enhance its high-quality development.

    October11,2021


  • China mulls negative list for cross-border services trade in FTZs

    China will consider formulating a negative list for cross-border services trade in the country's free trade zones (FTZs) to further promote the liberalization of trade in services, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

    September29,2021


  • Economic Watch: Cambodia expects China, RCEP to help boost economic recovery

    Amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia's economy in 2020 registered its slowest growth since 1994. However, the country's growth is projected to rebound 3.5 percent this year, thanks to its newly-signed bilateral free trade agreement with China and the RCEP.

    April28,2021


  • Interview: AfCFTA chief underscores "unprecedented" opportunity for Africa-China collaboration

    Africa and China have an "unprecedented" opportunity for collaboration through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, the AfCFTA chief has told Xinhua.

    April02,2021


  • China to quicken China-Japan-ROK FTA negotiations

    China will work to speed up the negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan and the Republic of Korea, according to a government work report submitted Friday to the national legislature for deliberation.

    March05,2021


  • FTZ in China province attracts billions in investment

    The free trade zone (FTZ) in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province had attracted 196 projects with a total investment of 228.2 billion yuan (about 35.3 billion U.S. dollars) as of the end of 2020, according to the provincial economic planner.

    February24,2021


  • What China-New Zealand free trade agreement upgrade means

    China and New Zealand signed a protocol upgrading their 12-year-old free trade agreement on Jan. 26, which will bring more benefits to the people of the two countries. 

    February20,2021


  • China to deepen reforms in pilot FTZs: MOC

    China will promote deep-level reforms in pilot free trade zones (FTZs) and facilitate innovations on liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

    February04,2021


  • China says to sign free trade agreements with more partners: ministry

    China is willing to sign free trade agreements with more partners for the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Thursday.

    January22,2021


  • Chinese vice premier urges more progress in building Hainan free trade port

    Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Wednesday called for more progress in constructing the Hainan free trade port.

    December24,2020


  • China to step up RCEP trade pact implementation

    The State Council, China's cabinet, has made arrangements to step up implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

    December03,2020


  • Economic Watch: China vows to expand global free trade area network

    China will step up efforts to expand the free trade area network across the world to enlarge its "circle of friends", according to China's Commerce Minister Zhong Shan.

    November25,2020


  • Construction on 162 projects with inv't of RMB55.18 bln starts in China's Hainan FTP

    Construction of 162 projects with a total investment of 55.18 billion yuan (about 8.33 billion U.S. dollars) started on Friday in south China's Hainan Free Trade Port (FTP).

    November13,2020


  • Feature: Chinese electronics firm eyes African free trade agreement to expand business

    Eight months into production in Uganda, ENGO Holding Limited is making breakthroughs across Africa.

    August18,2020


  • Shanghai's Lingang Area attracts RMB270 bln inv't in 1 yr

    Shanghai's Lingang Area, a section of the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ), has attracted more than 270 billion yuan (about 38.88 billion U.S. dollars) of investment from home and abroad since its launch one year ago.

    August14,2020


  • Hainan free trade port signs 12 foreign-funded projects

    A total of 12 overseas enterprises, including tourism giant TUI Group from Germany, signed cooperation agreements on major projects within the free trade port in south China's Hainan Province on Thursday.

    August14,2020


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