The Chinese Government is resorting to free trade agreements as a way to effectively be part of the global economy and strengthen the economic cooperation with other economies without depending on its market economy status in the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Currently, the Chinese Government has a busy agenda, with 19 Free trade projects on the way and 14 agreements already signed and under implementation.
The most recent meeting in which the Chinese Government participated was the second round of negotiations with Georgia in Beijing on May 9, 2016. Trade in services, investment, intellectual property, e-commerce, rules of origin, technical barriers, trade remedies were some of the topics tackled during the talks.
Discussions will continue in July in Georgia, as the Chinese Government intends to demonstrate the benefits that free trade may bring to both parties.