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  • 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


  • China's FTZs see actual use of foreign capital stand at RMB60.25 bln in Jan-May

    The actual use of foreign capital in China's 18 free trade zones (FTZs) stood at 60.25 billion yuan (about 8.61 billion U.S. dollars) in the first five months of the year, according to Tang Wenhong, an official of Ministry of Commerce.

    July14,2020


  • Economic Watch: Hainan free trade port -- a new highland of open economy

    Hainan, the southern island province of China, has been attracting people from around the globe with its sandy beaches, coconut trees, and year-round sunshine. The island is becoming a hotspot this year due to China's plans to build a free trade port with the highest level of openness.

    June09,2020


  • Discover Jiangdong

    The Jiangdong New Area, which covers 298 square kilometers on the east coast of Haikou, is a new key area to promote construction of the China (Hainan) Free Trade Port.

    June08,2020


  • China Focus: China releases master plan for Hainan free trade port

    Chinese authorities on Monday released a master plan for the Hainan free trade port, aiming to build the southern island province into a globally-influential high-level free trade port by the middle of the century.

    June02,2020


  • Chinese ambassador says China to open market wider to world

    Chinese ambassador to Britain on Tuesday pledged that his country will continue deepening reform and opening its market wider to the world, which will not be held back by COVID-19.

    May06,2020


  • 32 projects involving RMB59.2 bln inked in Fuzhou FTZ, east China

    Fuzhou Area of China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) saw a total of 32 projects involving 59.2 billion yuan signed on Friday. 

    April27,2020


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