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Imports of pricier commodities drive first monthly trade deficit in three years

China had its first monthly trade deficit in three years in February, as strong demand for Chinese goods both internally and around the world led to higher imports of raw materials. Overall foreign trade was stable in year-on-year terms, while declining from the previous month.

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Premier lays out China’s path forward in year ahead

China will further open up its markets to the world through robust engines – including the Belt and Road Initiative and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – and deepen the outbound investment drive that began a few years ago, Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday.

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Ministers pledge early trade deal

The trade ministers of China, Japan and South Korea have vowed to push negotiations to reach an early agreement on a free trade deal between the Asian powerhouses, it was announced on Sunday.

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Nations vow to keep sea stabilized

China and Vietnam pledged on Monday to properly manage differences over the South China Sea and to strengthen maritime cooperation to enhance bilateral ties.

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Li’s visit to Laos yields raft of agreements

China and Laos signed 20 agreements on Thursday to promote railway, hydropower and infrastructure projects as Premier Li Keqiang concluded his four-day trip to the Southeast Asian neighbor.

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Premier to announce new initiatives while in Laos

Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Vientiane, capital of Laos, on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian country, where he will attend the East Asia Summit and pay an official visit to Laos.

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