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China-Kazakhstan Trans-Border Trade Centre Launched

Friday 2 December 2011

BEIJING (China Daily) – Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang attented this Friday the launching ceremony of a trans-national free trade centre on the border of China and Kazakhstan in Horgos of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

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Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang and Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister Aset Isekeshev attend the launching ceremony of a trans-national free trade center on the border of China and Kazakhstan in Horgos, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 2, 2011. Besides the China-Kazakhstan Horgos International Border Cooperation Center, the event also celebrated the joining of a China-Kazakhstan railway.
(Photo: Xinhua/Zhao Ge)

Besides the China-Kazakhstan Horgos International Border Cooperation Centre, the event also celebrated the joining together of a China-Kazakhstan railway.

The trade centre, spanning the China-Kazakhstan border river near the village of Horgos, covers 3.43 km² of land on the Chinese side and 1.85 km² on the Kazakh side.

Under an agreement signed between China and Kazakhstan in September 2004, the Horgos centre will be developed into a “free port” with free trade and investment opportunities. The centre will also serve functions related to processing, manufacturing, trade, merchandise procurement, financial services, tourism and entertainment.

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