Hong Kong and ASEAN Conclude FTA Negotiations

China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced Saturday the conclusion of the negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a related Investment Agreement…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2017 Key Points In November 2017, according to HKSAR’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong and ASEAN

Australia and Hong Kong Launch FTA Negotiations

Australia and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Tuesday [16 May 2017] announced the official launch of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiation. The announcement was jointly made here by Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR Gregory So Kam-Leung and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism

China Launches 7 New Free Trades Zones Across the Country

Seven new free trade zones (FTZ) began operation across China on April 1, with the aim of further opening up the country and coordinating development between various regions. The new zones are in the provinces of Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and Shaanxi, as well as in Chongqing municipality, with each area having its own

China’s Khorgas Border Checkpoint Receives Investment via the Silk Road Project

A China-Kazakhstan free trade zone received about one million visits in the first quarter of 2017, according to local border inspection authorities. The Horgos International Border Cooperation Center on the China-Kazakhstan border, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has seen an increasing number of tourists since 2012. It attracted a total of 5.43 million

New Zealand Joins China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

New Zealand on Monday [27 March 2017] inked a cooperation agreement on the Belt and Road Initiative with China, becoming the first among Western developed countries. Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his New Zealand counterpart, Bill English, witnessed the signing of the memorandum of understanding, which adds to the long list of ground-breaking achievements

Shanghai FTZ to Become Free Port

Shanghai has moved to deepen reforms by reinventing its pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ) into a world-class free port, Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday [14 February 2017]. Such an ambition would be accompanied by plans to further relax import cargo controls and streamline customs clearance in accordance with international practice…Full Article: ECSN.cn Feb 2017