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