Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China

China approves Warren Buffett's Heinz buy

After repeatedly criticising China's anti-monopoly regulator for its slowness in approving global M&A, I finally have to congratulate the Chinese Commerce Ministry for improving its record with the relatively fast approval of a major deal.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 11:20am

Beijing, Africa to step up energy co-operation

China will enhance energy co-operation with Africa over the next three years, forming a key plank in its engagement with the continent as Premier Wen Jiabao prepares to hold talks with African leaders in Egypt.

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

China urged to ease rules on foreign investments

The European Union has renewed pressure on China to remove restrictions on foreign investments, blamed for dwindling bilateral trade.

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Xi expected to make Cepa announcement

It is believed Hong Kong has delayed releasing new Cepa measures so Vice-President Xi Jinping can make the announcement during a three-day visit beginning on Sunday, his first since being promoted to the post.

1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

'Flexible' overhaul seen for low-value exports

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

Wu Yi: Forthright negotiator makes her mark

Named the second-most powerful woman this year by Forbes magazine, Vice-Premier Wu Yi has proved herself in the male-dominated world of mainland politics with her unique personality and tough working style.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Wang Min tipped to get commerce portfolio

Jilin party chief Wang Min is strongly tipped to succeed Bo Xilai as minister of commerce under sweeping changes to the leadership team responsible for managing the mainland's international trade and economic relations.

19 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

HK firms are promised easier investment rules

The Ministry of Commerce is poised to simplify procedures for Hong Kong companies to invest on the mainland under a free-trade deal between the two sides.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

HK a bird in a cage, says Taiwanese president

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Pledge to slow foreign trade growth

Bo Xilai vows to reduce surplus as volume expected to rise 15pc to more than US$2 trillion

China's foreign trade will top US$2 trillion this year, a rise of 15 per cent, Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai says. Still, the pace of growth will be dramatically down on last year's.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am