China to deepen ties with ASEAN by upgrading free trade agreement (China Daily)

Handicrafts from Laos attract participants at the 12th China-ASEAN Expo which opened in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Friday. [Photo/China Daily] China has said it will finish negotiations on upgrading the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area called CAFTA by the end of this year, said Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday. He said economic…