China, Indonesia should seize opportunity to expand economic, trade cooperation: Chinese commerce minister

14:34, April 03, 2010      

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Visiting Chinese Minister of Commerce Chen Deming said on Friday in Jakarta that China and Indonesia should make use of the opportunity of China-ASEAN Free Trade Zone to further expand their bilateral economic and trade cooperation.

Chen made a speech at the luncheon held by the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

He said that China and Indonesia had their bilateral economic cooperation withstand the test of the global financial crisis, and achieved new development, especially in the field of infrastructure construction.

He said that the investment by Chinese companies in Indonesia is growing fast."Last year 220 million U.S. dollars of new investments were made, up 29 percent from the previous year. China 's investments to Indonesia are predicted to grow even faster in the years to come."

Chen said that China would encourage its businesses to import more machinery and electronic products, natural rubber, textile, palm oil, tropical fruits, minerals and light industry goods from Indonesia, so as to improve the trade structure.


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(Editor:赵晨雁)

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