Monthly Archives: May 2014

Cover of May 2014

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Table of Contents of May 2014

1. Cover story

2014 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade

2. Economy outlook

China’s Spring 2014 Foreign Trade Report

3. Financial strategy

China’s use of foreign funds in first quarter

4. Legal spotlight

China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement

5. Point of interest

First China-Russia Expo

6. Portrait

MOEA Taiwan

7. Remark from editor

Where to IPO

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2014 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade

On May 18, the 2014 Meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade was satisfactorily closed in Qingdao. After the meeting, Gao Hucheng, the Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, and other APEC ministers responsible for trade attended the press conference to introduce related information of the meeting and answer reporters’ questions. Continue reading

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China’s Spring 2014 Foreign Trade Report

On May 4, Chinese Ministry of Commerce released China’s Foreign Trade Report (Spring 2014), reviewing the country’s foreign trade performance in 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014, and analyzing the outlook of foreign trade in 2014. Continue reading

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China’s use of foreign funds in first quarter

According to statistics from Chinese Ministry of Commerce, in the first quarter of 2014, 4,787 foreign-invested enterprises were set up, with US$31.55 billion foreign funds actually used, up 5.5% year on year. Industrial structure and regional structure got further optimized, either the quantity or quality showed good signs of attracting foreign investment for the whole year. Following are some main features. Continue reading

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China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement

On April 29, China and Switzerland exchanged notes on enforcing the China-Switzerland Free Trade Agreement. According to relevant provisions, the agreement will come into effect officially on July 1, 2014. Continue reading

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First China-Russia Expo

On May 13, the press conference for the first China-Russia Expo was held by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as “MOFCOM”). Sun Yao, Deputy Governor of Heilongjiang Province, Ling Ji, Director-general of the Department of European-Central Asian Affairs, and Gruzdev, Russia’s trade representative in China, separately introduced the preparation work of the China-Russia Expo (hereinafter referred to as the “Expo”) and the economic and trade relations between China and Russia. Continue reading

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