Australia PM Pushing For China Trade Pact Within A Year

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT) -- Australia's prime minister said Monday during a press conference in Bali that he would be "disappointed" if a free-trade deal with China could not be completed within a year and that the "massive expansion" of Australia's resource exports to China were critical to the nation's economy and needed to continue.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott also told reporters during the annual summit of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation that he wanted Australia to benefit from greater foreign investment by China, a proposal in the countries’ free trade...
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