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  1. Trade-deal architect gives the mainland mixed score on WTO

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Charlene Barshefsky says compliance is crucial given political unease over yuan Former US trade representative Charlene Barshefsky yesterday gave the mainland mixed marks for meeting its World Trade Organisation pledges and urged the nation to further open its markets to reduce political tension with the US. 'Compliance, generally, is mixed. As with most countries, China ...

  2. Biggest ever Dutch trade team to visit

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A Dutch trade delegation- the biggest ever- will visit the mainland in two weeks, hinting that a lifting of the arms embargo on Beijing will be back on the agenda. Foreign Trade Minister Karien van Gennip, leading an 80-strong business delegation, will meet Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai and Minister for Science and Technology Xu Guanhua during her visit ...

  3. Kazakhstan approves free-trade border zone

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung China and Kazakhstan are to establish a free-trade zone on their border- the latest example of Beijing's efforts to strengthen economic and political ties with oil-rich ... recently approved the plan. Jia Yisheng, of the border commission in the Huoniguosi region of Xinjiang, where the free-trade zone will be built, told the China News Service that nine hi-tech ...

  4. Sino-US trade tensions unlikely to ease with end to refunds, subsidies

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Beijing's decision to settle the United States' complaint at the World Trade Organisation by removing subsidies and export tax refunds on a dozen industries may have delighted US manufacturers and workers but trade tensions between the two countries are far from over. In a Sino-US agreement signed in Geneva on Thursday last week, the mainland will eliminate ...

  5. Visa controls hit Bangladesh trade

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly The scrapping of visa-free access to Bangladeshis in an effort to stem an influx of asylum seekers has greatly affected trade between the two countries, according ... effect on trade between Hong Kong and Bangladesh. Figures provided by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council showed bilateral trade fell 7.7 per cent in January, compared with the same month ...

  6. Scrapping of tariffs unlikely to upset ties with US, EU

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Institute for International Studies, said the root of the conflict lay in the yuan peg and the US trade deficit. 'The textile issue is now being used to pressure China to revalue ... scholars said yesterday. Jin Canrong, vice-dean of Renmin University's School of International Relations, said Beijing's move was not a tit-for-tat reaction against quotas imposed ...

  7. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Yinchuan, Ningxia, to host China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Despite the turmoil, nation's trade with region hits US$111.8b in first half, and analysts say Beijing is exploring further potential for economic co-operation Sino-Arab forum seen as chance to boost business Trade between China and the Arab world grew 22 per cent in the first half of the year, despite political turmoil ...

  8. Author still expects party to fall

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to the World Trade Organisation and the rise in the number of protests by the middle class. 'I didn't realise China would do so well after joining the WTO. The reason is essentially ...

  9. Trade and cultural ties expanding

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... the Czech borders. A broad range of Czech wine will be showcased at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, which will take place from November ... people. Jaroslav Kanturek, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Hong Kong and Macau, says trade and cultural ties between the Czech Republic and Hong Kong continue to grow. 'Excellent ...

  10. Boost to trade with Portuguese-speaking countries unveiled

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of the push: 'It highlights that Beijing wants to broaden the basis of its international trade, adjusting its reliance on trade with the developed nations, after the financial crisis. ... with Taiwan, is the only Portuguese-speaking state which did not attend the Third Ministerial Conference on the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking ...




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