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Australia, China deepen ties with landmark free trade deal

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a memorandum of understanding clinching the agreement during a ceremony in parliament in Canberra.


CHINA and Australia on Monday sealed a landmark free trade agreement more than a decade in the making, significantly expanding ties between the world's second-largest economy and one of Washington's closest allies in Asia.

The deal, which Australia called the best ever