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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Asean-China air transport meeting held


The Second ASEAN-China Meeting on Regional Air Transport Arrangement was held on August 2-4 in Xiamen. The meeting was presided over together by Liu Fang, vice director of the International Department of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and a delegate from Indonesia, the Asean president country this year. About 45 delegates and senior officials from civil aviation authorities in China and 10 Asean countries, the Bureau for Economic Integration and Finance of Asean secretariat and airlines attended the meeting. During the meeting, participants discussed issues such as the China-Asean Regional Air Transport Agreement and “the form, frame and future developing direction, and cooperation area for Regional Air Transport Arrangement.” In recent years, the bilateral economy and trade cooperation scale between China and Asean has been continuously expanding. Bilateral trade volume last year reached US$ 160.81 billion. It is estimated that by 2010, the China-Asean Free Trade Zone will be established as a large economic area with 1.8 billion consumers, and with a US$-2 trillion gross domestic product and a US$ 1.2-trillion trade volume. The meeting was held on the policy direction of Premier Wen Jiabao in the 10th China-Asean Summit.

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