At a time when the United States is further closing the door on trade with China, it makes sense for Beijing to improve ties with neighbouring countries. The announcement of six more pilot free trade zones (FTZs) in strategic border regions ensures the widening of reforms and greater opening up. They will be testing grounds for new ideas that, if successful, can be rolled out nationwide. There is no better approach to helping weather the trade war while expanding the reach of national…
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