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Letters From Readers
    2015-01-26  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Swiss deal

    SWITZERLAND has become the first among the world’s 20 leading economies to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with China. Under the free trade deal, almost all Chinese exports to the European country will be exempt from tariffs while nearly 85 percent of Swiss imports to China will be duty-free.

    Under the framework, Switzerland’s competitive industries, including medicine, machinery, watch making and tourism, benefited from the vast Chinese market, while China will import more cutting-edge technology from Switzerland and Chinese consumers will enjoy more tariff-free Swiss products.

    I believe the free trade deal between China and Switzerland can serve as a model for trade cooperation between China and the European Union.

    China and the European Union, two world economic giants, have been involved in a series of trade disputes.

    An FTA between China and the EU, the largest trading partner with China, will further help develop the robust economic and trade ties between the two sides.  Xiao Cheng via email

    Illegal parking

    TWO weeks ago I passed by a traffic police station on a side road of Gongye 7th Road. Just opposite the police station, though, many cars were parked on the side of the road that is a pedestrian area. Surely these cars were parked illegally, and although I saw other cars in nearby streets with parking tickets or warning notes, these cars did not. Are there different rules for different people? Did these cars belong to the police officers themselves or their “friends?” Are traffic police above the law? Since I was a passenger in a car traveling by, I did not have time to take a picture. Next time I will stop, get out and do it.  Jeffry Kuperus via email

    Offshore yuan

    UNDER an agreement, signed in the Swiss ski resort of Davos last week, China will give Switzerland a US$8-billion investment quota under its Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program, and the two sides agreed that a Chinese bank will be opened in Zurich for yuan clearance.

    The yuan’s cross-border settlement has been surging as China becomes a leading economy. So far, 12 cities in the world have announced the establishment of offshore RMB centers. This means the yuan is becoming an international currency. Under these circumstances, China should step up its efforts to make the yuan convertible under the capital account. Chinese companies and individuals should also become prepared for a more volatile yuan.  Luo Ju via email

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