Vice President Xi Jinping will attend a China-ASEAN
Expo in Nanning later this month along with leaders of Vietnam, Myanmar and other countries, official media reported Sunday, suggesting China's leader-in-waiting is back after a two-week absence from the public eye that had led to rumors about his health.
3rd The Chinese State Councillor Liu Yandong proposes that China and the ASEAN study the feasibility of educational integration to ensure the supply of skilled people for the development of the China-ASEAN
Free Trade Area.
3 billion, marking a 44 percent increase on the year, Jia Qinglin, standing committee member of China's Politburo, said at the opening ceremony of the annual China-ASEAN
Expo in Nanning.
According to Liu, Sound China-ASEAN
partnership will add to economic development in East Asia and will be advantageous to an East Asia economic community.
There are also plans to bring the China-Asean
Business Council trade and investment delegation to the Philippines; embark on a trade city project for building materials industry cooperation; and to stage an investment conference to promote and highlight the new competitive advantage of manufacturing in the Philippines, following the countrys inclusion under the European Unions new generalized scheme of preferences (GSP+).
China recognizes that (the yuan's appreciation) perhaps is a tool that can be used against inflation in China, so it makes sense from that perspective (that) as it appreciates it's a benefit to the surrounding countries,'' Clarke told Kyodo News on the sideline of the annual China-ASEAN
Business and Investment Summit in Nanning.
RELATIONS, OCTOBER 2009 TO MARCH 2010: CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS Compiled by LIM Chee Kia OCTOBER 2009 16th Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attend the Tenth Western China International Economy and Trade Fair and the Second Western China Forum on International Cooperation in Chengdu.
Since 2010, when the China-ASEAN
Free Trade Area was officially established, there was a fast development in bilateral trade.
Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that the back-to-back senior officers' meeting concluded with the parties agreeing to push forward the China-Asean
Maritime Cooperation Partnership.
China has in recent years emerged as ASEAN's largest trade partner, with China-ASEAN
trade reaching $178 billion last year, nearly 12 percent of ASEAN's total trade.
12th Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi meets envoys from ASEAN in Beijing and unveils a multi-billion-dollar package of aid and credit to enhance China-ASEAN
He will attend the Seventh Meeting of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Plus Three (China, Japan, Korea) Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts and the Third China-ASEAN
Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts Meeting.