Mainland, Hong Kong sign economic pact
CLOSER economic ties between Hong Kong and the mainland have been flagged with the signing of a "Closer Economic Partnership" between the two administrations.
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao and Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee Hwa presided over the signing of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA).
The signing of the arrangement marked the conclusion of the main parts of the consultations which were launched in January 2002 in Beijing
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