HEADLINE China, key player of Asia-Pacific cooperation and economic integration

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China, key player of Asia-Pacific cooperation and economic integration

By Chi Jingyi | People's Daily app

12:00, March 08, 2018

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Foreign Minister Wang Yi answers questions from domestic and foreign media on China's foreign policy and external relations at the press center for the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) on Thursday in Beijing.

China is not a party to the CPTPP but China has been a strong advocator of trade liberalization and a key player of Asia-Pacific cooperation and economic integration.

In 2014, China has proposed to kick off in Beijing the process of establishing a free trade area of the Asia-Pacific.

China has also been working on the RCEP or the regional comprehensive economic partnership. China is positive to any open, transparent and inclusive arrangement that reinforces regional economic integration and WTO centered free trade system.

China hopes to see better communication, coordination and interaction between the various free trade initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region so that one may complement another help resist trade protectionism and contribute to a more open global economy. 

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