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Asian nations form world's biggest free trade deal

Joanna B.Joanna B.Nov 20

Fifteen countries signed the world's biggest free trade deal. There are 10 Southeast Asian nations, plus China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. They make up 30 percent of the world economy. China said the deal was to help countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

The free trade deal will help the Asia-Pacific region. China said it would bring hope. It said the deal is "the right way" for the world economy and for people. South Korea said the deal is an important step forward for global trade. It said there was a good mix of strong and weak economies.

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