The Chinese mainland saw its trade with Hong Kong, Macao and
Taiwan maintain a strong momentum in the first eight months of the
year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
The mainland's exports to Hong Kong in the January-August period
surged 23.1 percent from a year ago to US$115.4 billion, while
imports rose 15.3 percent to US$7.99 billion.
Hong Kong had invested an accumulative US$293.9 billion on the
mainland by the end of August, taking a 40.4-percent share in the
total investment the mainland had received from overseas since
Trade across the Taiwan Straits rose 13 percent to US$77.5
billion in the first eight months, with the mainland's exports up
14.4 percent to US$15.2 billion and imports up 12.6 percent to
Taiwan remained the fifth largest investor on the mainland, with
its investment adding up to US$44.8 billion by the end of
But ministry statistics show that the number of Taiwan-invested
projects on the mainland decreased 5.5 percent to 2,216 in the
first eight months, with direct investment shrinking 29.3 percent
to US$950 million.
The mainland's exports to Macao reached US$1.7 billion in the
eight months, up 21.9 percent, while its imports declined 3.5
percent to US$180 million.
(Xinhua News Agency October 8, 2007)