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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Understanding the origins of war can pave a path to peace for North Korea

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... guaranteeing North Korea's security, abolishing all sanctions, providing funds and investment to spur economic development, and opening up prospects for its eventual entry into the World Trade ... and economically active North Korea would open up more opportunities for China to extend its economic clout. Similarly, the idea should be attractive to Japan, as another potential trading partner would ...

  2. US trade bill 'breaks W.T.O. rules'

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang and Lulu Chen in Beijing Claiming that a US trade bill targeting Chinese exports violates World Trade Organisation rules, China's commerce minister said yesterday that his ... Commerce Minister Chen Deming reiterated that China would abide only by rules of the international organisations it had joined. 'In terms of economics and trade, for example, we follow ...

  3. Beijing seeks WTO redress over US levies

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com China yesterday complained to the World Trade Organisation about duties the United States has levied on goods it deems unfairly subsidised. The dispute, ... not specific what they are. The complaint adds to a string of trade disputes between China, the world's largest exporter, and its second-largest export market. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen ...

  4. Businesses urged to watch out for new trade barriers

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Trade Organisation's Valentine Rugwabiza, who was in Hong Kong to attend a global business forum on the eve of the G20 world leaders' summit in France. Global trade protectionism ... six months. Rugwabiza said the G20 had shown no new efforts in relaxing or removing existing trade restrictions, particularly those introduced since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008. ...

  5. New US yuan act fails to clear crucial WTO trade-law hurdle

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Oversight Reform Act of 2011 passed by the US Senate two weeks ago is not only economically misguided, it suffers from a fatal legal flaw, according to the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) ... themselves an unfair trade advantage. China is not mentioned, but it is the obvious target. The bill's supporters believe that under international trade laws, China's persistent ...


    Dialogue with China urged on maritime disputes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... dialogue with China to prevent miscalculations in waterways vital to world trade as territorial disputes raise tensions across Asia. Japan is seeking to create a National Security Council so it can ... quo" in seas off China's coasts. Tensions over fish, oil and gas in disputed waters risk disrupting trade among emerging Asian powers that are driving global economic growth. Vietnamese ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can Asia step up to remake global order?

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by NATHAN GARDELS

    ... comprehensive and objective proposal to update the world institutions- the UN, the Bretton Woods organisations like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, the World Trade Organisation- ...

  8. Beijing should settle WTO case over rare-earth exports

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Gong Here is a little secret that folks at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing do not want the domestic audience to know much about. When it comes to resolving China's trade conflicts with other countries, the ministry's dealings at the World Trade Organisation have been about as good as chimps throwing darts at the board - it has never come out on top ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Forging friendship between China and Mexico

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by ENRIQUE PENA NIETO

    ... Enrique Peña Nieto Enrique Peña Nieto calls for closer Sino-Mexican co-operation not only in trade and investment, but also tourism and cultural exchanges, during his four-day visit ... to further our economic relationship with Hong Kong. According to Hong Kong trade figures, Hong Kong's total exports (including re-exports from mainland China) to Mexico amounted to HK$16.19 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A changing North Korea will prove a headache for China

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... the real world outside. Trade with China continues to grow and even some investment has arrived. Pyongyang is changing. The best news for China would be that economic reform not only continues but is focused on trade with China. Physical trade links the North more to China than with the South due to geography as well as the demilitarised zone that cuts the peninsular in half. But such economic ...




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