Vice Minister of Commerce Yu Guangzhou has stressed the importance of Free
Trade Areas (FTA)for China's foreign trade development.
expand rapidly over the next 10 years and economic heavyweights will become the
leaders of this expansion," he told the 2007 Enterprises Development Forum held
in Guangzhou on Thursday.
He said China should open the service sector
wider to accommodate the boom in global outsourcing, which is growing at an
average annual rate of 30 percent.
Official figures show the service
outsourcing market is likely to soar 40 percent to reach 1.2 trillion
U.S.dollars this year.
A quarter of the information technology sector of
developed countries will be outsourced to India, China and Russia by 2010.
He also encouraged Chinese enterprises to "embrace economic globalization", saying the international competence of Chinese
enterprises still lagged behind that of some leading trans-national firms whose
overseas revenues accounted more than half of their total
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