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vely promote trilateral cooperation, and speed up negotiations on the Regional Comprehens
ive Economic Partnership and the China-Japan-ROK free trade agreement, to jointly safeguard free trade.新亚博体育注册419论坛品茶微信
“China will continue to resolutely promote all-around open
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apan as well as providing broad space for trilateral cooperation,” Wang said at a news conference after the meeting.
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tries and building an open world economy given the downward pressure faced by the global economy.
China, Japan and the ROK are the world’s second-, third- and
新亚博体育注册419论坛品茶微信11th-largest economies, with their total GDP accounting for about 20 percent of global GDP.
“We believe that, as important manufacturing and innovation countries, China, Japan and the ROK should strengt
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ke 2020 the China-Japan-ROK innovation cooperation year was positively responded to by the other two sides.
Kang said at the news conference that it is important to explore and expand cooperation to enable the people of the thr
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the China-Japan-ROK cooperation mechan
ism. And there was a two-year gap between this year’s meeting and the previous one in 2016.
Zhuang Rui, a professor of Asia-Pacific economics at the University of International Business and Economics in Beiji新亚博体育注册419论坛品茶微信
ng, said the meeting, which came amid tensions in bilateral ties and the trend of anti-globaliz
ation, helped to boost confidence and expectations for regional development and the global economy.