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G20 Leaders’ Communique Hangzhou Summit

G20 Leaders’ Communique Hangzhou Summit

4-5 September 2016

1. We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Hangzhou, China on 4-5 September 2016.

2. We met at a time when the global economic recovery is progressing, resilience is improved in some economies and new sources for growth are emerging. But growth is still weaker than desirable. Downside risks remain due to potential volatility in the financial markets, fluctuations of commodity prices, sluggish trade and investment, and slow productivity and employment growth in some countries. Challenges originating from geopolitical developments, increased refugee flows as well as terrorism and conflicts also complicate the global economic outlook. Continue reading

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The 6th WTO policy review of China completed

On July 22, the 6th WTO policy review of China was smoothly completed in Geneva. The Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce, Wang Shouwen attended the meeting with the Chinese Delegation. He introduced the condition of China’s economy, trading investment, main revolution and actions of opening since the last deliberation in 2014. The Chinese ambassador in WTO attended the deliberation. Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s law and order situation remains stable

The overall crime situation in Hong Kong in the first of 2016 remained stable with a decrease of 13.2 per cent in the overall crime figure over the same period in 2015, according to the Police Director of Crime and Security, Mr Au Chi-kwong. Continue reading

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G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting Communiqué

Xi’an, 3 June 2016

1. We, the G20 Agriculture Ministers, met today in Xi’an to discuss how G20 members can promote food security, nutrition, sustainable agricultural growth, and rural development worldwide and contribute towards building an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy to fully achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including eradicating hunger and extreme poverty. Continue reading

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Taiwan and Japan agree on marine cooperation dialogue mechanism

Taiwan and Japan have agreed to establish a dialogue mechanism for cooperation on marine affairs, Taiwanese Executive Yuan Spokesperson Tung Chen-yuan said today. The decision was made following bilateral consultations on a recent fishery dispute between the two sides. Continue reading

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Taiwan’s anti-corruption efforts bearing fruit

International surveys and domestic polls alike testify that the government’s anti-corruption efforts in recent years have produced overall improvement, Premier Chang San-cheng stated on the 28th of April while presiding over the central anti-corruption committee’s 16th meeting. Continue reading

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Accelerate the implementation of the free trade area strategy and construct a new open economic system

Chinese Government Work Report of the 4th Session of the 12th National People’s Congress points out that efforts should be made to accelerate the implementation of the free trade area strategy, to actively negotiate the regional comprehensive economic partnership, to accelerate the negotiations such as China-Japan-South Korea FTA, to promote the negotiations of China-US and China-EU investment agreements and to strengthen the research of the joint strategy of Asia-Pacific FTA. We are willing to work with all parties to push forward the trade and investment liberalization and jointly construct a balanced, win-win and inclusive international trade and economic system. Continue reading

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Further crack down on infringement and counterfeiting

In 2015, according to the decision and deployment of the leading group, Chinese Office of the National Leading Group on the Fight Against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting (hereinafter referred to as the “Office”) closely centered on such main work as constructing business environment ruled by law, promoting the reform of the domestic trade circulation system, and cultivating new competitive advantages of foreign trade, focused on settling prominent problems about infringement and counterfeiting, innovated and perfected the work mechanism, strengthened interim and ex-post supervision, maintained a fair and competitive market order and drove the continuous improvement of innovation environment. Continue reading

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Active promotion in enforcement of the anti-monopoly law and maintenance of fair market competition

In 2015, Chinese Ministry of Commerce carried out the anti-monopoly review according to the law and the legislation, law enforcement, international cooperation and other aspects about concentration of undertakings have achieved positive progress, which effectively maintain the fair competition in the market. Continue reading

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Expansion of Information Technology Agreement concludes

On December 16, 2015, the WTO negotiation on the expansion of Information Technology Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the expansion) was announced to be concluded in Nairobi, Kenya. The participants reached a comprehensive agreement on the expansion, and issued the Minister Declaration on Expanding Trade on Information Technology Products. Continue reading

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