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Press release - EU consumers will soon be able to defend their rights collectively

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 4:04pm

This legislation aims to improve the functioning of the internal market by stopping illegal practices and facilitating access to justice for consumers.

Key Points: 
  • This legislation aims to improve the functioning of the internal market by stopping illegal practices and facilitating access to justice for consumers.
  • In order to bring cross-border actions to court, qualified entities will have to comply with the same criteria across the EU.
  • The bill, which is part of the New Deal for Consumers, comes as a response to a recent series of scandals related to breaches of consumers rights by multinational companies.
  • In some member states, consumers can already launch collective action in courts, but now this option will be available in all EU countries.

Statement by Minister Guilbeault on Canada History Week

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 2:00pm

GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - This week we are celebrating Canada History Week.

Key Points: 
  • GATINEAU, QC, Nov. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - This week we are celebrating Canada History Week.
  • This year's theme, "Exploring the history of Canada's environment and climate," highlights historic achievement in conservation and preservation, climate science and activism, as well as Indigenous environmental stewardship in Canada.
  • Established in 2014 to improve common understanding of Canadian history and to promote civic engagement and mutual respect among Canadians, Canada History Week is a time to reflect, learn and share.
  • Happy Canada History Week 2020!

Xinhua Silk Road: Wuliangye joins Chinese business leaders to promote digital productivity in Asia Pacific

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:02am

The 2020 APEC China CEO Forum, co-organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China Chamber of International Commerce and APEC China Business Council, was themed on digital productivity.

Key Points: 
  • The 2020 APEC China CEO Forum, co-organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China Chamber of International Commerce and APEC China Business Council, was themed on digital productivity.
  • Through in-depth discussion about the role of digital technologies in speeding up the upgrading of productivity at new times, the forum presented China's wisdom in developing digital economy.
  • With its brand standing as a representative for Chinese liquor, Wuliangye actively participated in various activities staged during the forum, and unfolded the fascinating charm of Chinese liquor culture.
  • Besides, Wuliangye is also the designated liquor supplier of the forum and it won widespread praise of guests attending the forum for its unique liquor taste and profound culture.

Xinhua Silk Road: Wuliangye joins Chinese business leaders to promote digital productivity in Asia Pacific

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 10:35am

The 2020 APEC China CEO Forum, co-organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China Chamber of International Commerce and APEC China Business Council, was themed on digital productivity.

Key Points: 
  • The 2020 APEC China CEO Forum, co-organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, China Chamber of International Commerce and APEC China Business Council, was themed on digital productivity.
  • Through in-depth discussion about the role of digital technologies in speeding up the upgrading of productivity at new times, the forum presented China's wisdom in developing digital economy.
  • As the strategic partner of the forum, Wuliangye fully showcased the unique charm of Chinese liquor culture on major international cooperation platform and meanwhile demonstrated its unwavering determination to help promote development and win-win cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • With its brand standing as a representative for Chinese liquor, Wuliangye actively participated in various activities staged during the forum, and unfolded the fascinating charm of Chinese liquor culture.

CGTN: China calls for more inclusive development in post-COVID world

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 11:56am

BEIJING, Nov. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With COVID-19 still causing widespread damage across the world, China on Saturday called for concerted efforts from major economies to promote more inclusive development and improve global governance in the post-pandemic era.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Nov. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With COVID-19 still causing widespread damage across the world, China on Saturday called for concerted efforts from major economies to promote more inclusive development and improve global governance in the post-pandemic era.
  • China's move to establish a new development paradigm will create more opportunities for countries around the world to share its achievements in pursuing high-quality economic development, Xi told other leaders attending the summit.
  • "China will always be a builder of global peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order," Xi said.
  • "We may bridge differences through dialogue, resolve disputes through negotiation, and make a joint effort for world peace and development."

CGTN: China calls for more inclusive development in post-COVID world

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 11:45am

BEIJING, Nov. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With COVID-19 still causing widespread damage across the world, China on Saturday called for concerted efforts from major economies to promote more inclusive development and improve global governance in the post-pandemic era.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Nov. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With COVID-19 still causing widespread damage across the world, China on Saturday called for concerted efforts from major economies to promote more inclusive development and improve global governance in the post-pandemic era.
  • China's move to establish a new development paradigm will create more opportunities for countries around the world to share its achievements in pursuing high-quality economic development, Xi told other leaders attending the summit.
  • "China will always be a builder of global peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order," Xi said.
  • "We may bridge differences through dialogue, resolve disputes through negotiation, and make a joint effort for world peace and development."

CGTN: China Outlines Four-point Proposal for the Future of APEC

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 4:05pm

Established in 1989, APEC has become an important platform to facilitate economic cooperation among 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Key Points: 
  • Established in 1989, APEC has become an important platform to facilitate economic cooperation among 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The Chinese president outlined a four-point proposal for the future of Asia-Pacific cooperation.
  • The FTAAP proposal was initiated in 2004 and written into the declaration of the APEC meeting in 2006.
  • At the virtual meeting hosted by Malaysia, APEC launched a Post-2020 vision the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040, which is the bloc's new long-term blueprint for future cooperation.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will deepen Pacific economic integration

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:00am

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 15 November, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 15 November, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
  • Over time, it should lead to deeper integration of regional supply chains and economies in East and South East Asia, boosting trade and productivity.
  • RCEP extends and links a number of existing trade agreements into a multi-lateral partnership covering most of the major economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • CRU big enough to deliver a high quality service, small enough to care about all of our customers.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will deepen Pacific economic integration

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:00am

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 15 November, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 15 November, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
  • Over time, it should lead to deeper integration of regional supply chains and economies in East and South East Asia, boosting trade and productivity.
  • RCEP extends and links a number of existing trade agreements into a multi-lateral partnership covering most of the major economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • CRU big enough to deliver a high quality service, small enough to care about all of our customers.

CGTN: China to boost economic growth through innovation and opening-up, nurturing joint development in the Asia-Pacific region

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 5:07pm

APEC, Asia-Pacific's premier economic forum, was established in 1989 to leverage the region's growing interdependence and boost regional prosperity through initiatives promoting free and open trade among member economies.

Key Points: 
  • APEC, Asia-Pacific's premier economic forum, was established in 1989 to leverage the region's growing interdependence and boost regional prosperity through initiatives promoting free and open trade among member economies.
  • He noted that innovation has always been the primary driver of development to China, and the country has made major achievements by implementing an innovation-driven development strategy.
  • To sustain China's long-term economic development, Xi added "we will endeavor to build an innovation system that integrates science and technology, education, industries and the financial sector, and upgrade the industrial chains."
  • Xi highlighted that the Asia-Pacific business community is an engine driving economic growth, and it carries an important role of shaping the future of the region.