China Japan and South Korea eye free trade agreement
26 March 2013 Last updated at 04:26 GMT
While China's President Xi Jinping is in South Africa talking trade and politics, representatives from his Ministry of Commerce are in Seoul to negotiate a free trade agreement.
Some hope that a potential deal may help soothe ongoing territorial disputes.
The BBC's Rico Hizon asked James Rooney, president of the Market Force Company, who is likely to benefit from the deal.