China sets anti-dumping duties on EU TDI imports

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) will impose anti-dumping duties ranging between 6.6 percent and 37.7 percent on imported Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) from the European Union (EU), starting from Wednesday. The duties will last for five years, according to a ministry statement released Tuesday. The final ruling came after the ministry found that the domestic industry […]

EU strengthens sanctions against Iran

The European Union (EU) on Monday decided to strengthened its sanctions against Iran. Following a review, Foreign Ministers of the 27-member bloc met in Brussels decided to prolong the EU restrictive measures in response to “serious human rights violations in Iran” by 12 months. The EU also added nine persons responsible for the alleged human […]

New collection of Chinese prose published in Russia

A new collection of the 20th century Chinese prose has been published in Russia. The new collection, entitled “Border Town: 20th Century Chinese Prose,” was co-published on Tuesday by the Confucius Institute of St. Petersburg State University and local publishing house Karo. The book features previously untranslated stories by Lao She, Shen Congwen, Xu Xu […]

Chinese vice premier stresses mutual development with Switzerland

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu on Monday met Swiss President Ueli Maurer, Vice President and Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter and Economy Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann. During their talks, Hui stressed both sides should respect each others’ way of development, take each others’ concerns into consideration, and realize win-win cooperation and mutual development. Hui said China and […]

Ma Ying-jeou urges expanded Taiwan-EU economic ties

Ma Ying-jeou called on the EU Jan. 10 to begin negotiating economic cooperation agreements with Taiwan in an effort to bolster bilateral trade relations. “I believe such pacts should further expand Taiwan-EU trade ties and spur economic development,” Ma said. The president made the remarks while receiving a European Parliament delegation led by Kinga Goncz, […]

China, Russia pledge closer security cooperation

China, Russia pledge closer security cooperation

China and Russia pledged to deepen security cooperation during a Wednesday meeting between State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. Dai and Patrushev held in-depth discussions on China-Russia relations, as well as the current international and regional situation, according a press release issued for the eighth China-Russia strategic security consultation. “Both […]

Chinese firms achieve “explosive” growth in Britain

Chinese companies have achieved an “explosive” growth in Britain and trade between the two countries is increasing rapidly, participants of the annual meeting of the China Enterprises Association in Britain (CEAB) held in London agreed on Friday. According to incomplete statistics, in 2012, Chinese companies invested more than 8 billion U.S. dollars in Britain through […]

Sino-British trade body launched in London

A new trade organization, the UK Chinese Business Association (UKCBA), was formally launched in London on Thursday, pledging to work for development of economic and trade relations between the two countries. Zhang Jinglong, the founding president of the UKCBA, described the organization as a platform for “promoting and facilitating business cooperation amongst UK overseas Chinese.” […]