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WTO: China outpaces US in exports2007-04-16
China surpassed the United States as the world's second-largest exporter in the middle of last year, according to figures released last Thursday by the World Trade Organization, and the Asian country is pulling further and further ahead.

Chinese experts reject US criticism on China's post-WTO performance2006-12-15
U.S. accusations that China is failing to live up to its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments have been rejected by experts in China, which has just received an "A-plus" performance rating from WTO director-general Pascal Lamy.

China fulfils WTO commitments on opening up capital market2006-12-12
A senior official said on Monday that China had fully fulfilled its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on opening up its capital markets.

WTO entry recasts economic landscape2006-12-11
Membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) has dramatically altered the character of the Chinese economy; and the country is ready to play a bigger role in globalization.

China refutes lack of transparency claim on subsidies policy2006-11-03
Chinese officials on Thursday repudiated claims that the government's report to the World Trade Organization (WTO) on subsidies lacked transparency.

Anti-dumping probe possible 2006-10-11
Skyrocketing exports of Chinese air conditioners may make manufacturers the target of anti-dumping investigations, a senior trade association official warned yesterday.

Chinese shoemakers stay calm at EU's anti-dumping duties imposition2006-10-08
Disappointed and dissatisfied as they are, Chinese shoemakers have stayed calm as the European Union (EU)'s two-year anti-dumping duty on China-made leather shoes took effect on Saturday.

China fulfills commitment to WTO on opening securities market2006-09-25
China has fulfilled its commitment to the World Trade Organization to open its securities market, China Securities Regulatory Commission chairman Shang Fulin has told the Sino-French Financial Forum in Shanghai.

Security service market ready to open to private, foreign investors2006-09-21
Foreign investment will be allowed into China's security service industry next year in line with the country's commitment to the World Trade Organization, a senior official said yesterday.

China opens publication distribution, printing areas to foreign enterprises2006-09-15
A Chinese official on Thursday said China has met its commitment to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open its publication distribution and printing sectors to foreign enterprises.

EU firms say future rosy despite obstacles 2006-09-06
European Union (EU) Chamber of Commerce member companies are generally profitable in China and optimistic about their future here, according to a position paper released yesterday.

Further opening benefits all2006-06-30
China is opening further by reducing tariffs, says a signed article in People's Daily.

WTO meeting enhances HK international reputation2006-01-09
Hosting the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) demonstrated Hong Kong's concerns for the poorest citizens in the world and enhanced its reputation as Asia's world city, a senior official of Hong Kong said last Friday.

China elaborates stance on development, newly-acceded members2005-12-20
Support to least developed countries should be covered in the "early harvest" agreement to be reached at the ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference, the Chinese delegation said here Friday.

Hope for consensus at WTO talks in Hong Kong 2005-12-07
China hopes that the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting to be held in Hong Kong this month will act as a platform to reach a consensus on certain trade issues.

Focus on development agenda 2005-12-05
The World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Development Agenda, launched in November 2001, is in deep trouble.

China to continue WTO miracle through upgrading industries' international competitiveness2005-09-12
In an evaluating report released on Friday by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, China's IT products exports reached 15 percent of the world's total last year.
The report, concerning the international competitiveness of China's IT industry, was submitted at a seminar here on the sideline of the ninth China International Fair for Investment and Trade

Study on WTO urged to boost exports 2005-08-18
Shenzhen’S leaders are hoping to cultivate more experts on international trade rules to help its export companies reduce trade disputes, avoid trade barriers and sharpen competitive edge.

Hong Kong optimistic on WTO deal2005-08-10
Hong Kong, host of global free trade talks in mid-December, said yesterday it was still optimistic that a deal could be reached this year, with Washington now ready after winning a free-trade pact with Central America.

China willing to push forward DDA negotiations with other WTO members2005-07-19
With only four months left for the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Hong Kong at the end of this year, the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations have entered a crucial phase, and China is willing to push forward the process together with other WTO members, said Chinese Minister of Commerce Bo Xilai Wednesday in Dalian.

Software industry in line with WTO 2005-06-15
To meet the requirements of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the government is pushing ahead with policies encouraging the development of the software industry, a senior official from the Ministry of Information Industry said.

WTO official praises China's commitment to multilateral trading system2005-05-27
A senior World Trade Organization ( WTO) official said here on Tuesday China has demonstrated its unstinting commitment to the multilateral trading system by continuing ahead with its program of broad reforms.

China's textile sector urged to readjust their export strategy2005-05-24

Full impact of WTO remains to be felt 2005-04-04
Just because China's financial institutions have not experienced any serious competition since the nation joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) does not mean that this will never come.

Tariff cut not cause for concern2005-03-16
The tariffs have been cut, and the foreign "wolves" are coming. That could apply to many industries in China since the country joined the WTO (World Trade Organization) in December 2001. This time, it applies to Chinese furniture manufacturers.
And they don't seem to be overly concerned.

Chinese people enjoy better life after 3 years in WTO2004-12-29
"Common Chinese people have an ever-growing relationship with foreign-funded companies, and our chamber is much busier," said Zheng Weidong, staff of the Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME).

China's banking industry enters global integration 2004-12-20
The past three years seem to have been more of a process of integration than a confrontation for Chinese banks and their foreign counterparts.

Membership has rewards?2004-12-15
As people discuss the benefits and challenges stemming from China's entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO), even three years after China joined the global trade bloc, a puzzling question arises: Has China's WTO membership affected average Chinese and resulted in many changes within the Chinese society?

Travel market opens ahead of schedule2004-12-03

WTO performance called 'outstanding'2004-11-17
Editor's note: China entered the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 11, 2001.

3 years in WTO brings sea changes 2004-11-17
Three years of membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have initially prepared China for intense foreign competition, although there are still tougher challenges ahead.

Fulfilment of WTO commitments praised2004-11-10
China's performance in living up to its World Trade Organization (WTO) entry commitments is quite impressive, though the country still must gear up to crack the remaining hard nuts, said Supachai Panitchpakdi, director-general of the WTO.

New financial policy signals commitment to openness 2004-08-05
Chinese financial authorities' newly-announced policy loosening restrictions on foreign banks indicated the Chinese Government's commitment to opening up the sector and will increase their growth in the local market, analysts said.

China to liberalize foreign trade on July 1 to honor WTO promise2004-06-29

Operators to enjoy more rights2004-05-27
Two local regulations supervising foreign investment in Beijing were proposed for abolition yesterday by the Beijing municipal government to the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress.

World ad giants pressured to shape up 2004-04-14
China, Asia's second-largest advertising market after Japan, is expected to attract an increasing number of international players in the coming years, as a result of recent landmark regulations in line with China's World Trade Organization (WTO) pledges.

Revisions to foreign trade law get nod2004-04-07
China's revised Foreign Trade Law was passed by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the top legislature yesterday, and will come into force as of July 1.

GE blazes trail in leasing biz in China2004-03-16
GE China, a unit of the US conglomerate General Electric, is expected to be the first foreign company to announce the setting up of a subsidiary in China to conduct leasing business.

China works hard to fulfill WTO commitments: premier2004-03-05
China worked conscientiously last year to fulfill the commitments it made for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and continued to lower tariff rates and opened the service sector wider to the outside world, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Friday.

China's exchange rate policy not violate WTO2004-02-26
China's exchange rate policy does not violate the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said on February 25.

Trip to assess changes since WTO 2004-02-05
The US Chamber of Commerce will lead a business mission to Beijing and Shanghai from February 9-11 to assess what changes have taken place in China two years after the nation joined the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Time for plain talk on trade 2004-02-03
The United States is apparently determined to insist that China has not adequately fulfilled its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO), even though it has become the world's fourth largest trading power thanks to robust growth over the past year.

China ensures insurance commitments 2004-01-19
China has been opening up its insurance market in the past two years by strictly following commitments under the terms of its World Trade Organization (WTO) accession, a senior regulator said.

Expert: Nation making rapid headway on WTO requirements 2004-01-19
Since its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in December 2001, China has repealed a total of 2,300 laws and regulations that were deemed incompatible with WTO requirements. Meanwhile, it has introduced new laws and is revising others to facilitate the opening of its markets.

Opening market in light of WTO commitment 2004-01-08
China's market is opening up to foreign companies faster than changes in rules and regulations may suggest, according to Steve Schneider, chairman and chief executive officer of GE China, a unit of the US industrial and financial conglomerate the General Electric Company.

WTO pledges kept, say trade officials 2003-12-20
China has taken considerable steps in the past year to honour its commitments to the World Trade Organization, says a Ministry of Commerce official.

More challenges lie ahead 2003-12-12
China has stood by its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the past two years, but much work remains to be done, said Chinese Minister of Commerce Lu Fuyan.

EU business agency satisfied with China's WTO implementation2003-12-11

China speeds up tariff reform to fulfill WTO commitment2003-12-09
China has done substantial work in tariff reform and will further cut import duties according to the commitments made during its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, official said.

China serious in honoring WTO accession commitments - premier2003-12-08
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Monday the Chinese government has been very serious and earnest in fulfilling its World Trade Organization accession commitments.

China lives up to WTO negotiation commitments on opening legal services market2003-12-08
China lives up to the commitments it made during its World Trade Organization talks on opening its legal services market as it has done away with restrictions on the number and location of foreign law firms in the country.

China revising foreign trade law to meet post-WTO entry demands2003-11-26
China's State Council held an executive meeting Wednesday, to approve, in principle, the draft amendments to the country's Foreign Trade Law and the provisions on customs protection of intellectual property rights.

China strictly implements WTO commitment - WEDDC organizer2003-11-06
Since joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in late 2001, China has strictly implemented WTO commitments and performed remarkable achievements in five main areas.

Country serious about commitments to WTO 2003-10-31
China is maintaining a serious attitude to fulfilling its commitments towards the World Trade organization (WTO), Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue said yesterday during a press conference.

China begins phasing out subsidies under WTO rules2003-09-30
China has begun eliminating subsidies to State-owned enterprises (SOEs) in accordance with its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO). And that, experts suggest, could be China's toughest challenge in meeting its commitments.

FM spokesman: China seriously fulfills WTO commitments 2003-09-18
China is seriously fulfilling its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and has made great efforts to fit its role.

Nation backs WTO Doha agenda 2003-09-13
China has fully participated in and supported the launching of the Doha Development Agenda, Sun Zhenyu, Chinese ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), told reporters here on Thursday.

Foreign investment still solid2003-08-14
China's level of foreign investment inflow for the first seven months of 2003 continues to impress, despite a predictable slowdown due to the potentially fatal SARS virus.

China accelerates tax rebates to boost exports2003-06-27
In an effort to minimize the negative impact of SARS on exports, China is planning to speed up tax rebate payments to export companies.

China likely to increase tax rebate quota2003-06-17
China is likely to increase its tax rebate quota by between 20 billion yuan and 30 billion yuan (US$2.4 billion to US$3.6 billion) this year to encourage exports, experts said.

Travel-agency market opens2003-06-16
Overseas investors are to be allowed to set up wholly owned travel agencies in the country two-and-a-half years ahead of the schedule agreed with the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to an official notice issued at the weekend.

Medicine joint firm gets nod2003-06-06
The Ministry of Commerce has given the nod to the nation's first pharmaceutical distribution joint venture ahead of the date China promised to the World Trade Organization (WTO), reflecting the authority's desire to learn from the foreign business.

Nation's efforts on WTO lauded2003-02-18
Vice-Premier Wen Jiabao said that China and the United States should develop their relations from "a strategic point of view."

Futures sector opens to foreigners 2003-01-24
China opened up its futures sector Thursday, allowing foreign-invested companies in the country to hold stakes in domestic futures brokerage firms.

Distribution monopoly on print to end2003-01-23
Foreign companies look set to play a major hand in the distribution of newspapers, magazines and books around China

China strives for win-win results on basis of WTO membership 2002-12-11
Since it entered the World Trade Organization (WTO) on December 11 last year, China has been creating a win-win situation for itself and the rest of the world by fulfilling its membership commitments to the WTO.

China's key commitment to WTO 2002-12-11
Immediately after WTO accession, the country removed restrictions on foreign exchange clients of foreign banks and allowed them to conduct renminbi business in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Dalian.

China strictly honors WTO entry commitments - minister2002-09-08
China will strictly honor its commitments to open the market and create favorable conditions for foreign goods to enter China, said Chinese Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Shi Guangsheng Sunday.

China makes progress in opening up service trade2002-07-31
China has made marked progress in opening up its service trade, said Gao Yan, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC), in Beijing on July 30.

China emphasizes WTO commitments, rights equally2002-07-30
China will continue to put equal emphasis on its World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments and rights after its accession to the body, said Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) spokeswoman Gao Yan in Beijing on July 30.

China fulfills commitments to WTO - minister2002-07-22
China has kept its promises and fulfilled its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) since its accession to the organization, Chinese foreign trade minister Shi Guangsheng said in Suzhou at a national exports conference on July 20.

China reaffirms WTO commitment to global business community 2002-07-02
China Monday sent out a strong message to the global business community that it will keep its commitments to the World Trade Organization by gradually opening related industries.

Laws revised to meet WTO2002-05-25
The Chinese Government reiterated yesterday that it is sparing no efforts to further accelerate the revision and abolishment of laws and regulations that run counter to the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

China required to provide more information to WTO2002-05-22
World Trade Organization incoming director-general Supachai Panichpakdi said China needs to provide more information and statistics, especially in the areas of domestic support and intellectual property protection, to the WTO, AFX reported citing South China Morning Post.

China stresses forex management2002-05-21
The China State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) is demanding improvements to the foreign exchange management system in line with the country's entry to the World Trade Organization.

China to open wider as WTO member - Premier2002-05-16
Following its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), China will open wider to the outside, Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said in Beijing on May 16.

Shenzhen to open up ahead of WTO schedule2002-05-15
Shenzhen, in South China's Guangdong Province, will take the lead in China to carry out China's commitment in the WTO (World Trade Organization) talks on a trial basis about two years ahead of the schedule.

Words mean action on trade2002-05-02
China is actively carrying out its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the fields of intellectual property rights, trade in goods and services, investment and transparency.

China to open up US$1.5 trillion trade market in five years - Hu2002-04-24
China's entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) would open up trade opportunities worth at least US$1.5 trillion in the next five years, Vice President Hu Jintao said Wednesday.

China plans wider opening of commerce sector 2002-04-23
China will further open its commerce sector to overseas retailers to modernize its transaction system and maintain the sustainable development of the national economy.

China implements WTO promises steadily 2002-04-10
The Chinese government is making swift progress in implementing its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO) since its accession at the beginning of 2002.

China to honor WTO commitments: Premier Zhu2002-03-26
Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji told a group of international business leaders and economists that China will rigorously honor its promises for entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO) despite volatile international economic situations in recent months.

China reduces tariff levels2002-03-26
China has cut the average tariff level of over 5,000 imported goods from 15.3 percent to 12 percent from the beginning of this year.

China to further open agricultural market2002-03-25
China will further open its agricultural markets under the World Trade Organization (WTO) to increase produce exports, Agriculture Minister Du Qinglin said in Beijing on Sunday.

China honors promise to WTO in making rules2002-03-12
China has strictly honored its commitments to the WTO in formulating the regulations on banking, insurance and telecom service that have been promulgated recently, Foreign Trade Minister Shi Guangsheng said Tuesday.

Premier calls for wider opening after WTO entry2002-03-05
Premier Zhu Rongji has called for adapting to the new situation following China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) and opening wider to the outside world.

Import quotas released to public 2002-02-11
The Chinese Government yesterday unveiled 18.3 million tons of tariff quotas for imported grains - including corn, rice and wheat - for this year.

China to speed up opening of travel service industry 2002-01-09
Now that it is a full-fledged member of the WTO, China will speed up the opening of its travel service industry, vice-premier Qian Qichen said Tuesday in Haikou.

China's tariff to be 3% off 2002-01-07
China will make adjustment to its tax policy by reducing 3 percent in tariff as of this year, the first year of China's accession into the WTO, according to the WTO rules and the commitments China has made, said Xiang Huaicheng, Minister of the Ministry of Finance on Jan 6.

China completes rectification of WTO-related laws2001-12-25
China has completed the rectification of six laws, making them all conforming to the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

China cracks down on 'black economy' 2001-12-20
The Chinese government is launching a campaign to crack down with an iron hand on counterfeiting, the "black economy", one of its commitments to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

China opens up insurance sector in all-round way - official 2001-12-12
China will gradually open its insurance industry in an all-round way, following its entry into the World Trade Organization.

China to allow Renminbi business for overseas banks in Shanghai, Shenzhen2003-07-17
Foreign banks can offer foreign exchange services to institutional and retail customers in China from Tuesday, when the country officially becomes a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the country's central bank said on Sunday.

'Timetable' set for lifting restrictions on foreign-funded banks2001-06-12
In accordance with related WTO accords, China will gradually lift restrictions on foreign-funded banks. When it is formally joining the WTO, China will cancel regional and client limitations on foreign-funded banks in handling foreign exchange business, then foreign banks can open foreign currency business to Chinese-funded enterprises and Chinese citizens.

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