China and Norway will resume negotiations on a free trade agreement, marking the two countries’ first political contact in nearly seven years. The relationship between the two nations has been on ice since the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Chinese dissident Lu Xiaobo. Source: TheLocal.no
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Four European leaders have called for a European “Federal Union” to strengthen the relationship between states as Brussels approaches its first “divorce settlement” on its 60th anniversary. Representatives from lower parliament chambers in France, Italy, Germany and Luxembourg wrote a letter in La Stampa, an Italian newspaper. Source: Express.co.uk
The increasingly rapid adoption of industrial robots on Chinese production lines is set to hasten the fall in manufacturing employment. Among companies that intend to purchase robots in the coming 12 months, 72.7% said this would mean job losses, according to a Financial Time. Source: CHina Economic Review