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China says hopes to work with Japan, South Korea on FTA as soon as possible

China says hopes to work with Japan, South Korea on FTA as soon as possible
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China hopes to work with Japan and South Korea to reach a mutually beneficial free trade agreement as soon as possible, the Chinese commerce ministry’s spokesman said on Thursday.

China and South Korea will complete the second phase of their free trade agreement negotiations as soon as possible to boost trade, the ministry’s spokesman, Gao Feng, said at a regular news briefing.

(Reporting by Yawen Chen and Ryan Woo; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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