English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> Business
UPDATED: 10:39, October 01, 2005
Four newer ASEAN members, Japan to forge industrial cooperation
font size    

Four newer members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), and Japan would step up their industrial cooperation, Japanese vice minister of economy, trade and industry said Thursday Vientiane.

During the 1st consultation between CLMV economic ministers and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the delegates focused their discussions on future directions of industrial cooperation between the two sides, including enhanced linkage among regional industries and distribution systems, promotion of promising industries, improvement of international business skills, acceleration of foreign investment in the four countries, and enhancement of business environment via capacity building, Hachiro Okonogi, the Japanese vice minister, said after the meeting.

The delegates explored the possibility of establishing distribution networks linking industrial clusters and promoting investment in special economic zones in CLMV, he said, noting that priority sectors in the zones include labor-intensive industries, garment, and agricultural and food processing.

The two-way trade between ASEAN and Japan rose by 19.9 percent to 135.9 billion US dollars in 2004. Meanwhile, Japanese foreign direct investment increased by 9.5 percent to 254 billion dollars.

Source: Xinhua

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
- US urges ASEAN to deepen integration, liberalization

- Interview: Laos to put China-ASEAN trade fair into play

- ASEAN, India agree to quicken free trade area negotiations

- Sino-ASEAN commercial park built in SW China city

- China, ASEAN call for longer steps to free trade area

- China actively promotes ASEAN+3 cooperation

Online marketplace of Manufacturers & Wholesalers
Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved