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Hong Kong signals interest in joining ASEAN-China Free Trade Area

Asia-Pacific, China, Hong Kong - June 8 2012 In early March 2012, Dr. Jonathan Choi Koon-shum, a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People‘s Political Consultative Party (CPPCC) and the Chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), submitted a proposal regarding Hong Kong’s possible accession to the ASEANChina Free Trade Area (ACFTA) during the 5th Session of the 11th CPPPC....

Christopher F. Corr, Samuel David Scoles, Patrick W. Ma.


China launches FTA negotiations with South Korea; trilateral negotiations with Japan expected later in 2012

South Korea, China, Japan - June 8 2012 China and South Korea launched bilateral free trade agreement (CKFTA) negotiations on May 2, 2012 and held the first round of negotiations on May 14, 2012 in Beijing....

Christopher F. Corr, Samuel David Scoles, Patrick W. Ma.


Taiwan plans to establish free economic zones to accelerate trade liberalization

Taiwan - June 8 2012 On May 20, 2012, Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou asserted in the inauguration speech for his second term that the government would accelerate trade liberalization by eliminating trade and investment barriers and by establishing free economic zones (FEZs)....

Christopher F. Corr, Samuel David Scoles, Patrick W. Ma.


MOFCOM announces preliminary results of foreign trade barrier investigation against US subsidies for renewable energy industry

USA, China - June 8 2012 On May 24, 2012, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published Notice No. 26 2012 announcing the preliminary results of the foreign trade barrier investigation against US government policy support and subsidies for the renewable energy industry in several US states....

Christopher F. Corr, Samuel David Scoles, Patrick W. Ma.


US and China hold fourth Strategic and Economic Dialogue

USA, China - June 8 2012 Chinese and US officials met in Beijing in early May for the fourth Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED)....

Christopher F. Corr, Samuel David Scoles, Patrick W. Ma.