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Bush Congratulates China's Entry into WTO
US President George W. Bush congratulated President Jiang Zemin on China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), saying it was the result of the far-sighted thinking of Jiang and the Chinese Government.
China Calm At WTO Entry
China has welcomed its long-awaited membership to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in calm, and for the 1.3 billion Chinese people the 15-year endeavor has now paid off.
WTO Welcomes China Into Fold
The World Trade Organization (WTO) finally opened its door on Saturday to accept China, the world's most populous -- and currently most robust -- economy, sending a positive signal to the world economy loitering on the brink of a full-blown recession.
Chinese WTO Delegation Eyes Two Major Tasks: Chief Negotiator
The Chinese Government Delegation arrived in Doha Tuesday night to attend the fourth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization to be held this week.
Japan Inclined to Trade-off on Farming Fracas
Japan has softened its line on its trade dispute with China over farm produce, but a resolution still needs to be reached, according to Chinese experts and officials.
Forging Agenda for Trade Talks
World Trade Organization ministers, brushing aside security fears, are expected to gather in the Gulf state of Qatar on Friday in another bid to forge an agenda for a new round of talks to lower global trade barriers.
EU Nods China's Accession Term
The European Commission approved the terms of China's entry into the World Trade Organization Thursday.
Sino-EU Cooperation to Usher in Bright Future
As a responsible large country, China is fully confident and capable of abiding by World Trade Organization rules and honor its commits at the international trade body, Vice Minister of Foreigin Trade Zhang Xiang said Tuesday (September 18) in Berlin.
Milestones on China's Long March to WTO Entry
World Trade Organization members agreed on the terms for China's entry to the body on Saturday, bringing the country to the verge of admission after 15 years of negotiations.
PNTR Opens Gates for US Businesses
The world's biggest business federation said last week that the passage of permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with China by the US Senate last week opens "tremendous" opportunities to farmers, workers and companies in the United States.
WTO Entry Good for All
China's economic development needs the facilities of the World Trade Organization and the WTO needs China's membership to make it more global, Ta Kung Pao said in its editorial yesterday.
China to Firmly Honor WTO Entry Commitments
Chinese Vice-Premier Wu Bangguo said in Xiamen on Saturday that China will implement the commitments it has made in a responsible manner after it enters the World Trade Organization. Wu made the statement at the International Investment Forum of the Fifth China International Fair for Investment and Trade, which opened in the eastern coastal city of Xiamen Saturday morning.
Free Trade Zones to Improve
China's entry into the World Trade Organization will not mean the end of its 15 free trade zones but a chance for their improvement and perfection, according to an official with the administration of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone.
Japan Hails Basic Accord on China's WTO Entry
Japan on Thursday welcomed a basic agreement by the World Trade Organization on China's entry to the world body.
Changing Rules for A Better Trade Climate
The recently reached agreement between China and the United States on China's accession to the World Trade Organization has again flagged a clear signal for China to accelerate its efforts to tune up its laws and regulations along with WTO principles. So far there still remains a huge gap between WTO principles, which are basically a network of rules and agreements, and current Chinese laws and regulations which are still characterized with obvious marks of governmental control and interference.
Taking A Tougher Stand against Protectionism
The Chinese Government will strive to eliminate local protectionism and protect the rightful interests of overseas businesses, a top official with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade said Thursday in Beijing.
Timetable for Nation's WTO Entry Agreed
The final timetable for China's long-awaited entry to the World Trade Organization has been completed.
WTO Entry to Calm The Chaos
Joining the World Trade Organization will give Chinese enterprises a reason to build a sense of "rule," Long Yongtu, China's chief trade negotiator, said yesterday in an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency.
On the Road to Trade Harmony
The 2001 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) meeting, which brought more than 400 delegates to China's financial hub Shanghai last week, announced a harmonious close after two-day intense negotiations on a number of topics.
Moore Hails Progress on China's Entry into WTO
Director-General Mike Moore has welcomed the substantial progress made by WTO member governments in their efforts to complete work on the entry of China.
HK on the Cusp of Exciting New Era: Official
Hong Kong is on the cusp of another exciting new era in its success story, since the region can play an important role as sophisticated knowledge-based economy and benefit from the opening up of the Chinese mainland economy, a Hong Kong official said Wednesday.
Japan Welcomes China's Progress toward WTO Entry
Tokyo welcomed progress towards completing China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) Thursday, saying the accession would benefit the two countries' troubled trade relations.
Trade Tops Sino-US Trouble
Chinese officials, academics and US businesses in China have welcomed the Bush government's announcement of support for China's normal trade relations (NTR) status.
AmCham in HK Voices Optimistic on NTR Renewal for China
The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) on Friday expressed optimistic about the prospects for the US unconditional renewal of Normal Trade Relations (NTR) for China
China to Hold Forum on WTO Laws
Accession to the World Trade Organization will be good not just for China but also the European Union (EU) and the WTO as an institution, a leading EU official said yesterday.
Accession Good for China, EU and WTO
Accession to the World Trade Organization will be good not just for China but also the European Union (EU) and the WTO as an institution, a leading EU official said yesterday.
Historic Deal Applauded
The foreign business community in China, especially European firms, cheerfully applauded the historic China-EU agreement on China's accession to the World Trade Organization signed on Friday.
Premier Vows to Speed up Opening
Premier Zhu Rongji lobbied international business leaders yesterday for their support for China's entry into the World Trade Organization by promising to speed up the country's opening process and allow for more imports in the next decade.
Top Legislators Support WTO Accession
Top Chinese legislators, who are attending the 15th session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), have voiced their support in the government's efforts to enter the World Trade Organization.
China to Stick to Opening-up Policy, Jiang
President Jiang Zemin said Tuesday evening in Hong Kong that opening-up to the outside world is a major decision China has made to advance its modernization drive and also its long-term basic state policy.
Forum Pushes Cooperation
Former French president Giscard Destaing said yesterday in Beijing that he believes China is taking World Trade Organization (WTO) rules seriously and is showing it will carry out its promises.
Session Opens Today
Chinese legislators have overhauled relevant laws and regulations to bring them in line with the requirements of the Geneva-based World Trade Organization(WTO) - the global trade club that China is seeking membership of, said Zeng Jianhui, a spokesman for the Fourth Session of the Ninth National People's Congress (NPC), at a press conference yesterday in Beijing.
Zhu Stresses Development in Drafting Five-Year Plan
Development will be the theme of China's 10th Five-Year Plan (2001-2005) and the nation should take advantage of all opportunities to speed up development with economic construction as the focal point, Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said.
Regulation Clutter Needs Clearing
With China's accession to the World Trade Organization(WTO) (WTO) approaching, it has become a pressing issue for the Chinese Government to clarify the rules which govern foreign purchases of Chinese companies, participants at the China Business Summit said last week.
Diplomat Stresses Bid for WTO Entry
US Ambassador to China, Joseph W. Prueher, said yesterday that China's World Trade Organization(WTO) accession and permanent normal trade relations status with the US are on the top of the US Government agenda in handling its relations with China this year.
Chief Negotiator: Trade Rules to Be Reviewed
With China's membership in the World Trade Organization(WTO) rapidly approaching, calls for an overhaul of the country's foreign investment laws and regulations are increasing.
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