China Approves International Border Cooperation Zone

The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it has approved the establishment of an international cooperative demonstration zone in northeast Jilin province to boost cross-border cooperation in the region.

In a document posted on the central government’s official website, the State Council said the zone located in the port city of Hunchun is expected to expand investment cooperation in northeast Asian regions, Xinhua news agency reported.

The zone will cover 90 square km and include an international industrial cooperation zone, a border trade cooperation zone and economic cooperation zones.

It will focus on the development of local manufacturing and processing industries, including those for auto parts, agricultural and animal products, seafood, new materials, medicines, textiles and garments, the document said.

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