Weekly Top News - 2018 November 18

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  1. Xi met with top leaders from Hong Kong and Macau on Monday to celebrate 40 years of Reform and Opening. The Greater Bay Area, the connectivity initiative that links HK, Macau and the mainland, was a key focus point of discussions. -Read more

  2. China and Singapore have upgraded their free-trade agreement. Singapore will now have more access to China’s legal, maritime and construction services sector while China will have more access to Singapore’s air transport, courier and environmental sectors. - Read more

  3. China’s Commerce Ministry said that Washington and Beijing have resumed trade talks. Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said that the two sides are “maintaining close contact,” but gave no details about who is involved in discussions. - Read more

  4. US Vice-President Mike Pence delivered a major speech on America’s Indo-Pacific strategy at an economic summit in Papua New Guinea this weekend. It fleshed out in the most concrete terms yet Washington’s plans to counter Belt and Road. -Read more



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