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Amway and other CSR leaders recognized in Beijing @ One by One
The words of Ms. Xiuhong Ma, Vice Minister of the China Commerce Department, set the stage for the Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Meeting in Beijing last month.
Balkan Center for Trade Promotion
A Chinese public and private sector delegation led by Deputy Trade Minister Mr. Xiuhong Ma held meetings with Turkish firms at the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) on 28 August.After the meetings, 14 Turkish firms signed an export agreement totaling $210 million with Chinese firms.The pacts cover wool, copper, chrome, lead and polyacrylonitril fibers.Speaking at the TIM, Mr. Xiuhong Ma said that imports from Turkey to China during the first seven months of this year had risen 80% and that this year for the first time these imports would exceed $1 billion.
News Letter August 2004
Ms. Xiuhong Ma, the vice minister of the Ministry of Commerce will be the keynote speaker.
OECD Observer: Globalisation: neither a devil nor a panacea
Mrs Xiuhong Ma, China's assistant minister for foreign trade and economic co-operation, made clear that globalisation had been an essential part of her country's economic momentum and vitality over the past 20 years.Direct foreign investment had played a crucial role, affecting some 350 000 enterprises, and involving a total commitment of US$ 632 billion of which $320 billion had been realised already.Twenty million Chinese were working for foreign investors who were playing a crucial role in China's economic development and reform.The quickening pace of globalisation was part of China's integration into the world economy, notably entry into the World Trade Organisation which, she said, "is now within sight".To a questioner from the floor who asked why China was characterised as a "socialist market economy" she replied that her country was dominated by the state sector but economic reforms had been set in train by the government 20 years ago.By 2010 the framework would be fully in place, for reform was an "irresistible process".
Turkish businessman Bulent Eczacibasi, looked back over 50 years of his
country's economic history , to show how the private sector had played a key role in helping to bring Turkey out of its former closed, command system to a modern market economy system.This transformation could not have been accomplished, however, without political stability and a sound public sector.The Turkish private sector helped to achieve that stability by creating NGOs and lobby groups that themselves then underpinned the emerging civil society."A healthy market economy needs political stability," he
said, "and business should not just mind its own business."
Ms. Xiuhong Ma, the Vice Minister of China Ministry of Commerce, Mr. Grant Aldonas, the under secretary of US Department of Commerce, all Big Three China operation chief executives and their China JV chief executives presented in the meeting, and informed both US and China automotive industry the explosive development of China automotive industry, strategic direction each OEM and JV partner taking and future growth opportunities for US OEMs and suppliers in China.