China seeks negotiations on solar panels

BEIJING, March 8 (UPI) -- China wants to use negotiations to address a dispute with the European Union over Chinese solar-panel shipments, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said Friday.

China 2012 trade surplus surges to $231B

BEIJING, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- China's trade surplus soared to $231.1 billion in 2012, up 48 percent from 2011, official figures released Thursday showed.

North Korea looks to China for opportunity

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- North Korea aims to expand its international economic opportunities while maintaining the political status quo, an analyst in South Korea said.

Obama signs countervailing bill

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Tuesday signed a trade law that allows the Commerce Department to impose countervailing duties on non-market economy goods.
China attacks U.S. trade measure

China attacks U.S. trade measure

BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- China, attacking a bill approved by the U.S. Congress, Wednesday denied its government provides unfair export subsidies.

Argentina fights for more Chinese imports to balance trade

BUENOS AIRES, June 3 (UPI) -- Beijing promises more trade and investments but Argentina must respect Chinese exports
Minister: China trade surplus to decrease

Minister: China trade surplus to decrease

BEIJING, March 7 (UPI) -- A number of factors will push China's trade surplus further down this year, Commerce Minister Chen Deming told a news conference.

China-ASEAN trade surges

DANANG, Vietnam, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Trade between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations surged with the opening of a free-trade agreement, a Chinese official said.

China trade deficit likely in March

BEIJING, March 22 (UPI) -- China, which has been building huge trade surpluses in recent years, will likely see a deficit in March due to surging imports, its commerce minister said.

China blames U.S. on trade issues

BEIJING, March 22 (UPI) -- China wants to buy more U.S. goods to balance bilateral trade but cannot do so because of America's own trade restrictions, the Chinese commerce minister said.

China, S. Korea sign trade guidelines

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Strategic guidelines for lowering trade barriers between China and South Korea were signed Saturday in Beijing, South Korean officials said.

Japan, China discuss pirated goods

TOKYO, June 7 (UPI) -- Chinese and Japanese trade ministers agreed Sunday to coordinate efforts to stop the pirating of intellectual property in the Asian countries, officials said.

Russia, China asked to lift ban on pork

MOSCOW, May 2 (UPI) -- Swine flu cannot be spread through food, U.S. trade officials said Saturday in urging China and Russia to lift a ban on raw pork from the United States.

Unemployment tabbed China's top problem

BEIJING, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming says rising unemployment is a major problem facing China.
China to become top Asia consumer market

China to become top Asia consumer market

BEIJING, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- China, with a per capita GDP of $2,456, will become Asia's largest consumer market by next year, ahead of Japan, Commerce Minister Chen Deming said Monday.
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Chen Deming
(L-R) Incoming Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming joined U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, U.S. Ambassador to China Clark T. Randt and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank James Lambright during a break in meetings of the Strategic Economic Dialogue in Beijing, China on December 12, 2007. The United States is seeking to expand access for U.S. made motorcycles into the Chinese market. (UPI Photo/HO)

Chen Deming (Chinese: 陈德铭; Pinyin: Chén Démíng; born 1949) is the Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. He was appointed to the post at the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on December 29, 2007.

Chen was born in Shanghai. In September 1974, Chen joined the Communist Party of China. He went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and later a Doctorate in Administration from Nanjing University Business School.

Chen was Mayor and later CPC Committee Secretary of Suzhou. He then was the Governor of Shaanxi from 2004 to 2006. Then he was a Deputy at the National Development and Reform Commission, where he largely dealt with matters pertaining to China's energy policy.

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