Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cover of February 2014

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Table of Contents of February 2014

1. Cover story

E-commerce

2. Economy outlook

China’s service exports accelerated and imports maintained steady growth

3. Financial strategy

Issues concerning WTO and APEC

4. Legal spotlight

Consensus on numerous issues reached at cross-strait meeting

5. Point of interest

Nature trails contributing to sustainability and ecotourism

6. Portrait

Mayor Wang Anshun

7. Remark from editor

In the face of e-commerce

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E-commerce

During February 17-18, the National Conference on E-commerce (hereinafter referred to as the “Conference”) was held in Taiyuan, during which the work of e-commerce in 2013 was summarized and the major work of 2014 was deployed. Assistant Minister of Commerce of PRC, Mr. Wang Bingnan attended and addressed the Conference. Continue reading

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China’s service exports accelerated and imports maintained steady growth

In 2013, China proactively optimized the structure of its trade in services, and made efforts to expand exports of high value added services, resulting in steady growth. The scale of trade in services for the whole year hit a new record high, with total imports and exports surpassing USD 500 billion for the first time, maintaining its position among the largest in the world. Continue reading

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Issues concerning WTO and APEC

Mr. Wang Shouwen, the Assistant Minister of Commerce of PRC, who attended WTO Mini-Ministerial Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 27 took answers from the media on issues relating to WTO Bali Package agreement, Post-Bali plans and APEC 2014. Continue reading

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Consensus on numerous issues reached at cross-strait meeting

Consensus was reached on nine agreements and 22 issues at the cross-strait agreement review meeting held in Changsha of mainland China’s Hunan province on February 20 and 21. Continue reading

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Nature trails contributing to sustainability and ecotourism

Taiwanese Premier Jiang, Yi-huah, recently commended the Council of Agriculture (COA) for promoting hiking trail systems in hilly areas, saying they embrace Taiwan’s natural resources and beautiful scenery as well as its historical and cultural characteristics. Continue reading

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Mayor Wang Anshun

Wang Anshun, Mayor of Beijing, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Beijing Municipal Government, member of the Eighteenth Central Committee of the CPC and deputy to the Eleventh National People’s Congress. Continue reading

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In the face of e-commerce

Cheming Yang
Nowadays you can almost buy everything online, that certainly proves e-commerce is not just the future but the present. If e-commerce is prevailing, what is becoming of face to face in-store commerce?
On its way to becoming the world’s biggest economy, Chinese e-commerce market is overtaking America’s. Alibaba is in many aspects the world’s largest e-commerce company. In 2012 alone, two of Alibaba’s portals together handled 1.1 trillion yuan in sales, more than eBay and Amazon combined. Therefore, the well-known journal, Economist, called this the Alibaba phenomenon. Continue reading

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