Australia and China sign free trade deal
China's President Xi Jinping addressed the Australian parliament ahead of signing a free trade agreement between the two countries.
The deal has taken almost a decade to negotiate and will gradually open up markets worth billions of dollars to exporters and investors.
Australian dairy farmers, winemakers and other sectors are hoping to get tariff-free access to the huge Chinese market.
The deal is also expected to give China greater access for its investment projects across Australia.
17 Nov 2014
- From the section Asia