‘China Insights’ Series
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What Sri Lanka Should Know about China’s New Economic Dynamism

China’s ongoing reform programme is a focused and strategic effort that has the potential to transform the business climate and also competitiveness of Chinese exports. Sri Lanka should take a cue from it, argues Anushka Wijesinha.   “China is still a …

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Aid and Trade Between Sri Lanka and China – A Snapshot of IPS Insights

A snapshot of IPS researchers insights (including audio interviews) on the growing China-Sri Lanka relationship, and what the future holds in store with the launching of a Free Trade Agreement

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Looking at Sri Lanka’s Existing Trade Agreements and Lessons for the FTA with China

There are some key lessons from Sri Lanka’s experience with these existing FTAs that must be borne in mind when negotiating a trade agreement with China.

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China’s Approach to FTAs with Other Countries: What Can Sri Lanka Expect?

If China’s FTAs with other countries are any indication, Sri Lanka can expect a flexible and collaborative free trade agreement, but there are five key areas that need tackling in the negotiation

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Challenges Remain for Sri Lanka-China FTA

Although China–Sri Lanka trade had been growing steadily beforehand, China was not a large trading partner of Sri Lanka until 2005, which was a turning point in China–Sri Lankan economic relations. In the mid-2000s, China was increasingly asserting its global …