Chen, Dennis, Ke, Dong, Hassan, Naziha, Weisert, Drake, The China Business Review
The redesigned website for the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) includes a range of new information, from ministerial background and policy papers to press releases and statistics. The site posts links to local foreign-investment offices, chambers of commerce, and foreign trade organizations. The most useful section of this free site is a searchable database of MOFTEC laws and regulations in English dating from 1949 to 1999.
This free website, run by the State Council Office of the Leading Group for Western Region Development, includes an updated list of investment project opportunities for foreign firms throughout the 12 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities in China's western region. The site also includes extensive economic, industrial, and general information about the regions. Current government policy summaries and development plans are available. The site also collects news from the PRC press on current projects.
The Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce's "WTO Corner" features recent World Trade Organization (WTO) news, largely taken from PRC sources and organized by industrial sector. The site also offers research reports written by the Chamber of Commerce and PRC and Western online and media sources, free of charge. Visitors can find a calendar of conferences and other events sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and a number of WTO-related links. The site notes that plans are under way to establish a forum for small and medium-sized businesses.
This European Commission website offers information on bilateral trade with China. The site posts press releases and articles on past and current trade negotiations, including highlights of the EU-China bilateral trade agreement signed in 2000. Visitors can also link to the official site of the European Commission in China (www.ecd.org.cn), which contains more recent EU-China trade statistics, posts the EU-China newsletter, and lists a number of EU-China cooperation projects. Both sites are free of charge but contain a fair amount of outdated information.
The English-language website for the PRC Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council offers general background information on the DRC and its leaders, including brief summaries of each branch of the organization. Most useful is the database of several hundred research abstracts dating back to 1999. Complete texts of the studies, as well as books and the DRC journal, are available only by purchase from DRC.
The Economist's China Briefing website collects past articles from the publication and from a variety of other online media sources and provides a series of background pieces on various aspects of the country. Particularly useful is the analysis of China's political forces and the monthly political and economic forecast briefing. Some articles are available only to …
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Publication information: Article title: www.China. Contributors: Chen, Dennis - Author, Ke, Dong - Author, Hassan, Naziha - Author, Weisert, Drake - Author. Magazine title: The China Business Review. Volume: 28. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2001. Page number: 42+. © U.S.-China Business Council Mar/Apr 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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