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Australia Ready to Sign Free-Trade Agreement with China by Year End

Posted September 15, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(People Daily)

Australia looks set to sign a free-trade agreement with China, the deal expected to be clinched by the end of the year.

The Australian newspaper reported on Monday that the agreement could be finalized around the time of the G20 meeting in Brisbane in November when Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chinese President Xi Jinping are due to meet twice that month.

They are scheduled to meet at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co- operation Forum in Beijing and later in Australia, where Xi will attend the G20 and address parliament. Read more here.