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S Korea, Japan and China to improve economic ties

They aim to conclude work on 16-nation free trade area and a three-way free trade deal

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(From left) Mr Abe, Ms Park and Mr Li say that they would resume annual meetings which had been suspended since 2012 amid disagreements over history and territory.

Seoul

THE leaders of South Korea, Japan and China pledged to work towards greater economic integration at their first joint meeting in over three years on Sunday, as they work to ease tensions stemming from Japan's wartime past.

South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Japanese Prime