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China promises Caribbean ties

Published:Wednesday | November 5, 2008 | 1:06 PM

China has pledged to undertake closer trade, energy and military ties with the Caribbean and Latin American countries.

The pledge is said to be included in a policy paper released ahead of a planned trip to the region by President Hu Jintao.

The paper reportedly calls for an expansion of trade.

It says China would give positive consideration to new free trade agreements with the region.