EDITOR'S NOTE

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will attend the annual East Asia leaders' meetings in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia and make an official visit to Malaysia from Nov. 20 to 23. The leaders' meetings, including the 18th leaders' meeting between China and the ASEAN; the 18th ASEAN-China, Japan and Republic of Korea leaders' meeting; and the 10th East Asia Summit, should concentrate on promoting growth and development amid the economic slowdown.

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Premier Li: Upgrade FTA to boost economic ties

Speaking at the 10th East Asia Summit, Premier Li Keqiang called on East Asian nations to forge closer economic ties and promote political trust to ensure stable growth in the region.

China, ASEAN seal deal to upgrade bilateral FTA

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have signed a deal to upgrade their free trade area. This will inject fresh impetus into regional economic cooperation.

Ambitious goal that will take years to achieve

One of the highlights of this year's ASEAN meeting is the shaping of the ASEAN economic community. It's only weeks away from its inauguration, but that doesn’t mean a single economic block will be formed any time soon. The AEC is an ambitious goal that will take years to achieve.

ASEAN to create 'Community' by year's end

Leaders of the 10 ASEAN countries have declared Sunday a historic day, with the pronouncement of the coming birth of the ASEAN Community. But what should have been a day of celebration, was also a day for serious discussion with other leaders at the East Asia Summit in the wake of global threats to security and economic stability.

ASEAN Community to optimize regional economic growth

Leaders from ASEAN countries have signed the Declaration on the Establishment of the ASEAN Community and the Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2025.

Leaders from 18 countries meet in Kuala Lumpur

The East Asia Summit, also known as EAS, opens Sunday following the ASEAN summit in the Malaysian capital. ASEAN leaders are meeting their counterparts from the US, China, South Korea, Japan and other countries.

China, Japan, S. Korea and ASEAN hold talks

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has attended the ASEAN Ten Plus Three meeting, joining leaders of Southeast Asian nations, as well as South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe.

China pledges cooperation with ASEAN countries

China is also taking part, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has delivered his opening remarks at the "Ten Plus One" meeting. He said ASEAN has provided a platform for broader cooperation in the region.

ASEAN brings opportunity & challenges

The two-day ASEAN summit is expected to debut the 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the ASEAN Community. That integration process faces a variety of cultures, economies and politics among ASEAN's 10 members.

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