The official site of both the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the China Chamber of International Commerce. Useful materials include full listing of ministerial contacts, links to local branches of CCPIT, information on laws for doing business in China and the latest updates on the government's foreign investment policies. The site also provides a guide to China's upcoming fairs and exhibitions.
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation's official site details all the state laws, regulations and statistics related to foreign trade, investment, finance and foreign exchange as well as customs and taxation. News links provide the latest on business and investment developments and a government section lists other state departments useful for overseas businesses.
Another Moftec site, Chinamarket is one of the most comprehensive websites for information about Chinese exporters. The Made in China section provides a comprehensive list of companies categorized by both industry and product, providing contact information for foreign companies seeking Chinese partners and suppliers. Both Moftec sites won awards in the China Excellent Internet Website Competition in January.
Chinainfo provides well-organized and in-depth directories of trading companies, business service providers and manufacturing firms in China. It offers a web hosting and Chinese translation service that helps foreign companies communicate with local businesses. The site also provides an up-to-date listing of trade fairs categorized by industry.
The multilingual Chinese Business World site includes comprehensive listings of American companies in China as well as local manufacturers and products. Translation and interpretation services cover major Asian and European languages. The site has current and back-issues of Business Beijing and Beijing This Month, as well as useful entertainment, employment and event guides tailored for expats in China.
Sinosource's business directory is complemented by a bulletin board that enables companies to post requests and information about their products and services and submit their links. This is particularly useful for small-and- medium-sized firms wishing to promote their products in China. Local chambers of commerce distribute the information via newsletters and fax.
The online version of China's official English-language paper and one of the most widely read English news websites in China. The site provides a classified ad section and a subscriber database for businesses.
One of the more reliable online providers of news and articles about doing business in China. In addition to general news, the site provides specific news coverage for individual industries as well as the latest stock quotes. It details useful information such as listings of Internet service providers, telephone area codes, weather reports, calendar of events and Chinese public holidays as well as useful Chinese phrases in its "Reference Library" section.