Two months ahead of the establishment of the China-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) free trade area (CAFTA), the cooperation between China and the ten ASEAN countries has already shown signs of going much wider and deeper.
Editor's Notes
  • ·The 6th China-ASEAN EXPO opened in Nanning on 20th to make final preparations for a free trade area amid the lingering global economic downturn.
  • ·High ranking officials and businessmen from the 10 ASEAN countries and China gathered in the southern Chinese city to attend the Expo, which would conclude on 23th.
  • ·The Expo, namely "10+1", was proposed by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in 2003 as a platform for elites in this region to exchange views on accelerating economic development and create a better trade environment.

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