Trade

Trade Drops for Phase 1 of Canton Fair 2014

Held twice a year in the city of Guangzhou, capital of the Guangdong province, the Canton Fair has been running since 1957 and is considered to be the largest trade fair in China. The Canton Fair (full name being China Import and Export Fair) is organized by China Foreign Trade Center and supported ...

China’s e-Commerce Market Booming

As Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba prepares for its IPO through the New York Stock Exchange, the Dalian Wanda group in China announced on Friday that it would be entering into an e-commerce joint venture with Baidu and Tencent Holdings to be registered in Hong Kong. Wanda will own 70 percent of t...

Upgrade of ASEAN-China FTA to be Negotiated

At the 13th AEM-MOFCOM conference held earlier this week in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, it was agreed to upgrade the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACTFA) in order to ensure that it remains relevant in today's economic climate. The AEM-MOFCOM (ASEAN Economic Ministers-Ministry of Commerce People's Republic of...

Foreign Automakers Gain Market Share in China

A recent report revealed that domestic automakers in China are losing market share to foreign automakers at a steady rate that appears set to continue as multinational corporations set up manufacturing plants in China. With an increasing number of China's citizens gaining wealth, new car sales are s...

Swiss-China FTA Set to Increase Trade

The Free Trade Agreement signed by Swiss Federal Councilor Johann Schneider-Ammann and Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng on July 6, 2013, came into effect on July 8, 2014, making Switzerland the first mainland European country to enter into such an agreement with China. The deal came about as...

China Aims For AIIB Founding By Year-End

Initially proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit held in Bali last October, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is reportedly likely to be established with an operating capital of $100 billion within the year. The AIIB was a hot topic of ...

International Events in Sino American Policy

The following information is reprinted with permission from Asia Policy Point.  For more information about these and other events in Sino-American policy, see their blog.  Contents International Events in Sino American P...

What Has Been the Role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Technology Transfer in the Development of Chinese Solar Industry?

The development of some industries in China – integrated circuits and automotives, for example – has been fueled at least in part by foreign invested enterprises. Intel’s investment, for example, has helped fuel the growth of higher-v...

US-China Trade Update 6-11-2012: Insurance for Chinese Foreigners

Insurance for Chinese foreigners and Chinese citizens working overseas is to be simplified under international agreements currently being discussed, according to a senior social security official. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin ...