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India breaks silence on China-Maldives FTA

The Maldives first FTA was rushed through parliament last month, but the government says it will open up the world’s largest consumer market for tariff-free fish exports. The Maldives also committed to waive import duties for Chinese goods.

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India has ‘zero sum’ mentality in the region, says China

The Global Times said the formal handover of Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port to China on a 99-year lease had stirred alarm in New Delhi.

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China-Maldives FTA will usher in ‘revolutionary development,’ says Yameen

A landmark China-Maldives free trade agreement signed last week will help pave the way for the “revolutionary development” that Maldivians deserve, President Abdulla Yameen said Tuesday night.

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Maldivian tour operators authorised to work in China

The Maldives will also open up the lucrative tourism service sector to Chinese investors as part of the landmark free trade agreement signed last week.

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China-Maldives FTA among 12 agreements penned during Yameen’s visit

The opposition cried foul after the country’s first FTA was rushed through parliament last month but the government says it would open up the world’s largest consumer market for tariff-free fish exports.

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Neighbours jealous of China-led developments, says ruling party lawmaker

“There are neighbours of ours who are jealous of the progress and development that could come to this nation because we joined China,” said the deputy parliamentary group leader of the Progressive Party of Maldives.

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China-Maldives free trade deal rushed through parliament

The Maldives’ first bilateral free trade agreement – which commits both nations to reduce tariffs on most imported goods to zero – was rushed through hours after President Abdulla Yameen sought approval for ratification.

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Minister departs for final round of China-Maldives free trade deal

Economic Development Minister Saeed said the Maldives is hoping to secure duty-free status for fish and processed seafood exports. The Maldives’ first bilateral free trade deal is expected to be signed in early 2017.

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Maldives hopeful of signing free trade agreement with China by 2017

After the first round of negotiations concluded at the Bandos Island Resort on Tuesday, Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed said a free trade pact with China will be most beneficial to Maldivian businesses that export fish products. “Our main aim is to export [fish products] to the China market without any tariffs,” he said.

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