Hong Kong can reap the rewards of world’s biggest free-trade pact even as an outsider, analysts say

The world’s biggest free-trade pact, signed on the weekend by China and 14 other Asia-Pacific nations, could help Hong Kong minimise the damage wrought on its economy by the souring of Washington-Beijing relations and the coronavirus pandemic, according to city analysts.Business leaders and economists welcomed the deal for its potential to support Hong Kong’s economic recovery even with the city not among the signatories, while expressing hope the financial hub would soon become a member to…

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