The Information Office of the State Council, China's Cabinet, on Wednesday published a white paper titled "China's Foreign Trade". Following is the full text:
China's Foreign Trade
Information Office of the State Council
The People's Republic of China
December 2011, Beijing
First Edition 2011
I. Historic Progress in China's Foreign Trade
II. Reform of and Improvements to China's Foreign Trade System
III. The Development of China's Foreign Trade Contributes to the World Economy
IV. Promoting Basically Balanced Growth of Foreign Trade
V. Constructing All-round Economic and Trade Partnerships with Mutually Beneficial Cooperation
VI. Realizing Sustainable Development of Foreign Trade
Peace, development and cooperation are the trends in today's world. Since the adoption of the reform and opening up policy more than 30 years ago, China has conformed to the trend of economic globalization by opening wider to the outside world and promoting economic and trade cooperation with other countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit. Through years of development, foreign trade has become one of China's most dynamic and fastest-growing sectors, placing China among the world's largest trade countries. China's foreign trade development has strengthened the nation's ties with the rest of the world, effectively pushed forward the country's modernization, and promoted world prosperity and progress.
China entered the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001. During the past decade, China has quickened its integration into the global economy while its foreign trade has been further invigorated. On the 10th anniversary of China's accession to the WTO, the Chinese government issues this White Paper to give a comprehensive introduction to China's foreign trade development.