Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cover of November 2011

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Table of Contents of November 2011

1. Cover story

22nd China-U.S. JCCT

2. Economy outlook

Taiwan’s 2011 economic growth at 4.51 percent

3. Financial strategy

New release of Report on Chinese Foreign Trade Development (Autumn 2011)

4. Legal spotlight

China and ASEAN signed the Protocol on Enforcement of the Second Package of Specific Commitments under the Agreement of Trade in Services of ACFTA

5. Point of interest

The gala curtain falls for the 13th China Shanghai International Arts Festival

6. Portrait

Mayor of Shanghai

7. Remark from editor

TPP: Are they concrete progresses or more empty words?

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22nd China-U.S. JCCT

November 21 of 2011 marked the conclusion of the 22nd session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Chengdu, China. Established in 1983, the JCCT is the main forum for addressing bilateral trade and investment issues and promoting commercial opportunities between the United States and China.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson and United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk co-chaired the JCCT along with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack also participated in the discussions. Continue reading

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Taiwan’s 2011 economic growth at 4.51 percent

Taiwan’s economic growth for 2011 is projected at 4.51 percent, down 0.05 percentage points from the October estimate, while gross domestic product per capita is expected to reach US$20,246, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) on Nov. 24. Continue reading

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New release of Report on Chinese Foreign Trade Development (Autumn 2011)

MOFCOM released, on November 11, Report on Chinese Foreign Trade Development (Autumn 2011). It is a review on China’s foreign trade in the first three quarters, and a projection for the whole year and a outlook in 2012.

According to the report, new issues cropped up in domestic economic development with a complex and ever-changing international situation, China laid stress in foreign trade on “stabilizing growth, adjusting structure and promoting balance”. Foreign trade policies remain stable in the main, growth of import and export are steady and rapid, trade structure keeps optimizing, development of foreign trade become more balanced, and progress are made in transforming the pattern of foreign trade. It’s estimated that the growth rate of China’s foreign trade will be high first and low later, import and export of the year could amount to US $3.5 trillion and an growth of 20%. Continue reading

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China and ASEAN signed the Protocol on Enforcement of the Second Package of Specific Commitments under the Agreement of Trade in Services of ACFTA

Chinese Minister of Commerce Chen Deming, while attending the APEC Ministerial Meeting inHawaii, met respectively with Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirijawan and Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Kittirat Na Ranong on November 11. According to Chen Deming, economic and trade cooperation between China and ASEAN countries is increasingly expanding and becoming closer under the framework of China – ASEAN Free Trade Area (FTA), which accords with the common interests of the two sides, and has brought benefits to all our countries. Continue reading

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The gala curtain falls for the 13th China Shanghai International Arts Festival

China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) is the only state-level International Arts Festival hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and organized by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Since 1999, CSIAF, observing the commitment to both innovation and the classics, has successfully been held for thirteen years in a row. Continue reading

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