Thailand and 15 Asia-Pacific partners will start talks next month on a free trade zone that would cover more than half the world's population, according to a document obtained by AFP Tuesday.
It all began last November at the Asean summits in Cambodia. (File photo)
Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are poised to begin despite bitter territorial rifts among planned members, including China, Japan and some Southeast Asian nations.
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