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05-14-2012 19:58 BJT

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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Sunday that China, Japan and the Republic of Korea have agreed to launch talks on a free trade area this year. It is a significant step, which will both promote trade and advance friendly trilateral cooperation. Full Story >>

For an in-depth look at the trilateral FTA, let’s speak to Dr. Chang Jae Lee, Senior fellow at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy.

Hello Dr. Lee....thanks for joining us.

Q1, Why are the three countries making efforts to set up the Free Trade Area? What’s the importance of the FTA?

Q2, The three countries have agreed to begin FTA negotiations this year. What are their main tasks?


Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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