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China says "go easy" on agriculture issue as WTO chief visits China2007-06-20
China on Tuesday called for less pressure on agriculture issue as the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy was visiting Beijing in an effort to revive the stalled Doha trade talks.

More cuts in farm tariff 'not feasible' 2007-06-20
Chinese officials have urged the World Trade Organization (WTO) to put less pressure on China when it comes to agricultural issues during its drector-general Pascal Lamy's visit to the country.

Agriculture discussions open WTO meeting2005-07-13
Delegates representing developing countries yesterday put forward proposals for the opening up of international agricultural trade on the opening day of the WTO Informal Ministerial Meeting.

Abstract of China's WTO commitments in agriculture2004-12-09
China promises to reduce its average tariff rate on imported farm products from 22 per cent to 15 per cent before 2010 and significantly increase the quota of low-tariff grain and cotton.

Prospects rosy for agriculture 2003-09-15
The agricultural work being carried out under the umbrella of GMS co-operation has proven to be effective and has enormous potential, according to the Ministry of Finance.

China urges rich nations to make substantial concessions on agriculture2003-09-10
China on Wednesday called on the developed members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to make substantial concessions on the agricultural issues during the new round of multi-lateral trade talks held in the Mexican resort.

Foreign funds for private farming business2003-08-08
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, signed credit agreements with two Chinese private companies yesterday.

China rivals world's top corn exporters 2003-04-16
China has seen soaring corn exports since the beginning of this year, making it second only to the United States in corn exports.

Meat exports to Russia being harmed 2003-03-19
Russia's new restrictive measures on meat imports have spurred China's meat exporters, worried that the new regulations will have a severely negative impact on the domestic market, to plan a journey to the country to negotiate.

Cotton fails to meet expectations2001-12-31
China's accession into the World Trade Organization (WTO) has meant higher import quotas for foreign farmers, but this development may not necessarily bring them export volumes to match.

Exotic fruits yet to reap WTO benefits2002-12-17
China's entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has brought cheaper foreign fruit to Chinese consumers, but not the big profits many foreign fruit producers and exporters expected.

China's agricultural industry holds up after WTO entry 2002-12-12
China's agricultural industry has remained buoyant in the first year of World Trade Organization (WTO) membership, despite predictions that it would be severely battered by the increased competition.

Agriculture faces challenges despite trade surplus - experts 2002-12-11
China's agriculture is still facing stern challenges despite a farm trade surplus in the year following its entry to the World Trade Organization (WTO), officials and experts said on December 10.

Farming: WTO has little impact2002-11-08
China's agricultural industry has suffered less impact than expected in its first year as a World Trade Organization (WTO) member, with a sharply growing trade surplus for its farm produce.

Education for farmers essential2002-09-04
It is nine months since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) late last year. During this period, China's imports and exports of farm produce have increased in a steady and balanced way. But the WTO entry has also had some impact on the country's agriculture.

Farmers struggle with new market2002-08-05
The Ministry of Agriculture yesterday said exports of China's agricultural products grew by 6.6 percent in the first six months of this year, while imports dwindled by multi-millions compared with the same period in 2001.

Farmers hit by foreign 'green' barriers2002-07-24
Farmers in China are being hit by foreign "green" trade barriers which are threatening the prospects for the country to become a major exporter of agricultural products in the wake of its entry to the World Trade Organization.

Small farmers bear brunt of WTO entry 2002-05-29
Farmers engaged in small-scale production of staple agricultural products will bear the brunt of China's World Trade Organization (WTO) membership, said an expert with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

WTO could make China major exporter of farm goods2002-05-28
China's entry into the World Trade Organization will drag its impoverished countryside into the global economy. Foreign competition is expected to put millions of small, inefficient farms out of business. But many farmers are betting WTO will also be an opportunity to sell more produce to rich overseas markets.

All grain, no pain as farms meet WTO fracas 2002-05-08
State-owned farms in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province -- the country's largest base for producing grain for the open market -- have been striving hard to reduce costs and improve competitiveness.

Better laws needed to help rural areas cope with WTO entry 2002-04-29
China should strengthen its legal system to assist backward rural areas to adapt to the entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), a legal expert said in Beijing Sunday.

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 to upgrade agriculture facing WTO challenges 2002-03-08
China is upgrading its agriculture to meet challenges brought about by its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Vice-Minister of Agriculture Zhang Baowen, said Thursday.

Make WTO entry farmers' gain 2002-02-23
China's agricultural industry must adopt essential countermeasures to reduce the negative impact of its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and to seize opportunities, said an article in the weekly Beijing Review.

China takes major agricultural measures to cope with WTO challenges 2002-02-06
Agricultural structures to be adjusted China will take five major measures in agriculture in order to cope with challenges brought about by China's WTO entry, said She Qinglin, minister of Agriculture at a press conference.

Chinese animal products ready for world market 2001-11-27
Chinese people ate as much beef as they had done before this year, regardless the danger of "mad cow disease" which has been sweeping the Europe and even hitting Japan.

Fisheries brace for impending WTO entry2003-07-22
China will fully comply with the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules in trade liberalization of fish and seafood products while reinforcing efforts to protect fisheries resources, according to a senior fishery official.

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