Foreign Trade

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China’s foreign trade has shown remarkable momentum of improvement in recent months. In November, the year-on-year growth rate of China’s import and export picked up further. What is the Ministry of Commerce’s comment?(2023-12-14)

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In recent months, China’s trade in goods has shown a steady upward momentum, and the growth rate of imports and exports in renminbi terms has picked up for four consecutive months......

Bilateral & Multilateral Relations

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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently visited Australia and New Zealand. Could you provide any update on China’s application to join the CPTPP?(2024-03-21)

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Since applying to join the CPTPP, China has conducted communication and consultations with CPTPP members according to the accession procedures......

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The WTO will hold its 13th Ministerial Conference at the end of this month. What are China’s expectations for MC13?(2024-02-22)

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MC13 will take place in Abu Dhabi from February 26 to 29. Minister Wang Wentao will lead the Chinese delegation to attend the conference......

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Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu is paying a state visit to China this week. Could you introduce China-Maldives trade and economic cooperation and share with us China’s expectations?(2024-01-11)

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On January 10, President Xi Jinping held talks with Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu during the latter’s state visit to China......

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During Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou’s visit to China from November 20 to 24, what achievements have the two sides made on the economic and trade fronts?(2023-11-23)

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On November 22, President Xi Jinping held talks with Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou, who was on a state visit to China......

Foreign Investment

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What have been discussed and shared at the round table for the implementation of the 24-point guideline? What’s the plan for the next step?(2024-02-29)

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Yesterday, MOFCOM held a round table on the interpretation of the implementation of the 24-point guideline for foreign investment......

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Minister Wang Wentao mentioned in the press conference held by the State Council Information Office on January 26 that MOFCOM convened 15 round table meetings for foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) in 2023, and such meetings will continue to be held once a month in 2024. What are the outcomes of these round tables and how will MOFCOM arrange this year’s round table meetings?(2024-02-01)

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Following the instructions of the State Council, in July 2023, MOFCOM set up the FIE round table meeting system under the foreign trade and foreign investment coordination service mechanism, with the aim to strengthen regular communication with FIEs and foreign chambers of commerce and help them resolve difficulties......

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Since this year, some overseas institutions have been keenly hyping China’s falling appeal for foreign investment, spreading pessimism and talking down the Chinese economy. What’s MOFCOM’s perspective on FDI volatility?(2023-12-28)

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There’s widely shared concern about FDI volatility. I’ve responded many times. The cause for FDI volatility is multi-fold, including economic and non-economic factors. FDI volatility also needs to be viewed from multiple perspectives......

Service Trade

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The 2023 CIFTIS will open very soon. What changes and highlights do you expect of this year’s exhibitors? What role will the Fair play in promoting the steady development of trade in services?(2023-08-31)

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In his congratulatory letter to the Fair in 2022, President Xi Jinping noted that CIFTIS was a key platform for China to expand opening up.........

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