Trade between China and South Korea has grown significantly since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1992. This year, imports and exports amounted to $184 billion for the first six months. Data suggests this is a nearly 10 percent increase, compared with the same period last year. Both countries are members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, also known as the world's largest free trade agreement. Since it came into effect in February, China and South Korea have seen more exchanges in such fields as electronics, machinery, automobiles and textiles.