China Ratifies RCEP Trade Deal, Urges Member Countries to Follow Suit

China has urged other member countries to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement as soon as possible, after Beijing ratified the deal. RCEP is the world’s largest free trade agreement, and includes the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), plus China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand (source: South China Morning Post).