Home / Government / Central Government News Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
China to continue playing constructive role in Doha Round
Adjust font size:

China's new Vice Premier Wang Qishan met with US Trade Representative Susan Schwab on Friday, pledging China's constructive role as a bridge in the Doha Round negotiations.

Wang told Schwab, who was to secure China's support for the Doha talks, that China valued the Doha Round negotiations. Whether the talks could see a successful conclusion concerns both the sustained development of the world economy and the healthy world trade.

He said the new waves of trade protectionism hurts both countries, and called for joint efforts to maintain and enhance the multilateral trade system.

In response, Schwab said the United States treasured China's role in the Doha negotiations, adding her country would like to work closely with China to conclude the Doha Round this year.

They also exchanged views on bilateral trade relations.

Schwab also met with newly-appointed Minister of Commerce Chen Deming on speeding up the Doha Round on Thursday.

She told reporters "there is a range of areas where the United States is prepared to make concessions" in the Doha Round. She called for China's support to push forward the Doha process.

The Doha Round of trade negotiations was launched in 2001 with the aim of bringing down trade barriers to promote development. It has been stalled due to disagreements over farm subsidies and import tariffs.

Developing countries have been pressing for an end to farm subsidies in developed countries, which in return seek better industrial market access to the emerging economies.

(Xinhua News Agency March 22, 2008)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Pet Name
China Archives
Related >>
- US trade official seeks China's support for Doha negotiations
- Doha role urged
- China central to global trade
Most Viewed >>
- Full Text: Report on the Work of the Government
- Arrest warrants issued for 24 suspects in riot
- White paper published on China's rule of law
- Websites face content penalties
- Full Text: China's economic, social development plan
Questions and Answers More
Q: What kind of law is there in place to protect pandas?
A: In order to put the protection of giant pandas and other wildlife under the law, the Chinese government put the protection of rare animals and plants into the Constitution.
Useful Info
- Who's Who in China's Leadership
- State Structure
- China's Political System
- China's Legislative System
- China's Judicial System
- Mapping out 11th Five-Year Guidelines
- Chinese Embassies
- International Department, Central Committee of CPC
- State Organs Work Committee of CPC
- United Front Work Department, Central Committee of CPC