Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front) and his wife Peng Liyuan (R, front) inspect an honor guard upon their arrival in Seoul, capital of South Korea, July 3, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Seoul Thursday for a two-day state visit to South Korea. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)
Chinese president's South Korea trip expected to advance FTA talks
SEOUL, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea on Thursday and Friday is expected to greatly advance the negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
With an eye on a comprehensive, balanced and high-level FTA as soon as possible, China and South Korea launched the negotiations in May 2012 and have conducted more than 10 rounds of talks. Full story