The deepening of cross-strait economic co-operation and the push for political dialogue will be among the major priorities for the mainland's new top negotiator with Taiwan. Former commerce minister Chen Deming outlined his agenda yesterday after he was named head of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Arats), which represents the mainland in talks with Taiwan in the absence of formal ties.Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 4:38am
A number of new provincial Communist Party bosses were appointed yesterday, plus four deputy party secretaries expected to succeed provincial governors who have already been given new jobs.
Meanwhile, a Taiwan affairs official from Fuzhou, Fujian , yesterday confirmed speculation that former trade minister Chen Deming would become the mainland's top negotiator with Taiwan.29 Aug 2013 - 8:47am
Outgoing Commerce Minister Chen Deming would not confirm yesterday that he will take over as head of the mainland body responsible for negotiations with Taiwan in the upcoming leadership reshuffle.6 Mar 2013 - 6:18am
Mainland imports and exports will likely rise about 6 per cent this year, the slowest annual increase since the global financial crisis and far below the official target of 10 per cent growth.29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
China's outbound investment is set to rise in the coming years, with its size in the next five to ten years expected to match the foreign direct investment the nation attracts, said Commerce Minister Chen Deming.29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am
Tony Chan seeks leave to appeal in tax case20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am
Central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan appears a step nearer retirement after he was left out of a key policymaking group of the ruling Communist Party.
Zhou's name was a notable absence from the list of 205 members of the party's Central Committee, membership of which is a condition of holding a cabinet-ranked job such as central bank chief.15 Nov 2012 - 4:49am
Commerce Minister Chen Deming has accused the United States of demonstrating a "cold-war mentality" after a US congressional report concluded that investments from Chinese telecommunications companies could threaten US security.11 Nov 2012 - 5:36am
Remembrance Sunday10 Nov 2012 - 1:51am
Claiming that a US trade bill targeting Chinese exports violates World Trade Organisation rules, China's commerce minister said yesterday that his country was not obligated to follow the mandate.8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Commerce ministry expands list of restrictions
Beijing will further its overhaul of industries producing low-value exports this year but will be 'flexible' in introducing measures, according to the minister of commerce.13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Chen Deming - the next face of China's international trade relations?
The accuracy of an official's title is an issue of utmost importance, and at times of confusion in the mainland's bureaucracy, as illustrated yesterday by a self-clarification from the former vice-chief of the National Development and Reform Commission, Chen Deming.13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
A sharp appreciation in the yuan would harm the world economy, and Beijing supported a stronger US dollar, an incoming commerce boss has said.
Chen Deming, who was recently appointed Vice-Minister of Commerce and is expected to become minister in March, said Beijing was not opposing a gradual adjustment of its currency but that it had to be done with caution.13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am