» 05/05/2005, 00.00
CHINA JAPAN SOUTH KOREA
China seeks free trade zone with Japan, South Korea
15/01/2007 PHILIPPINES – ASEAN
ASEAN members fear Chinese juggernaut
The economies of ASEAN’s ten member states are experiencing an invasion of Chinese goods and services. Many are concerns that any new free-trade zone will favour India but especially China. Participants agree to greater anti-terrorism cooperation. Today 2nd East Asia Summit opens.
Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo hold talks over free trade zone
The new zone would unite a market of 1.5 billion people, with a GDP growth of 3%. In 2011 trade between the three countries amounted to 690 billion U.S. dollars, 130 billion in 1999. Analysts expect frictions with the United States over the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. Agreement on the reduction of tension in the region and the Korean peninsula.
21/11/2011 CHINA – US – KOREA
Beijing to entice Seoul and Tokyo with an anti-US free trade zone
In response to Washington’s Trans-Pacific proposal last week, China wants to persuade Korea and Japan to set up a trilateral free trade zone. However, old disagreements and hatreds are a major obstacle.
"Confrontation" heating up in South China Sea
China says that it considers closed "the incident" with the U.S. ship on March 7, off the island of Hainan. But meanwhile, it is sending its own ships to the South China Sea "on patrol," arousing the anger of the Philippines and other countries. Experts: if there is no cooperation, there is the risk of a serious confrontation.
23/05/2011 JAPAN – CHINA – KOREA
Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul to work together for everyone’s benefit
Naoto Kan leads Chinese PM Wen and South Korean President Lee on a visit to the area hit by quake and tsunami. He pledges a new phase in relations with Japan’s neighbours and “maximum transparency” in sharing information on nuclear dangers. Beijing and Tokyo sign trade deal.
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