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China, Japan, South Korea trade ministers vow to accelerate free trade

Ministers of Japan and Korea chatted for a few minutes

Japanese trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama (right) and South Korean industry minister Sung Yun Mo (left) shake hands as Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan stands in the middle, after the press conference in Beijing, Dec. 22.    © Kyodo

BEIJING (Kyodo) -- Chinese, Japanese and South Korean trade ministers pledged Sunday to step up ongoing negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement and a wider Asia-Pacific deal.

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