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FTA will help ease tensions

Updated: 2013-06-19 07:44
By Li Jiabao in Weihai, Shandong, and Zhao Yinan in Tianjin ( China Daily)

Pact among East Asian giants can bring more than economic benefits

The free trade talks involving China, Japan and South Korea must be accelerated to help ease political tensions and meet challenges from other FTAs, officials said on Tuesday.

"Whatever the political relations, the FTA will go on as the three sides pursue win-win-win results and mutual economic benefits," Shin Bong-kil, secretary-general of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, told China Daily.

FTA will help ease tensions