CSG news update -- 2007-06-20

From China Study Group <chinastudygroup@gmail.com>
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2007 02:00:25 -0700

China Study Group news update

China says "go easy" on agriculture issue as WTO chief visits China
People's Daily | 2007-06-20
China on Tuesday called for less pressure on agriculture issue as the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy was visiting Beijing in an effort to revive the stalled Doha trade talks.  "The Doha round of trade talks should not exert more pressure on China on agriculture issue a...

China slashes tax rebates to trim huge trade surplus
Channel News Asia | 2007-06-20
BEIJING : China will remove or slash tax rebates for more than 2,800 export items next month, the finance ministry said, in its latest move to try and reduce its fast-growing trade surplus.  The tax changes will affect 37 percent of all Chinese exports, ranging from cement to toys, the ministry an...

C. China train station hub for forced labor
China Daily | 2007-06-20
ZHENGZHOU, China - Few police are seen at bustling Zhengzhou train station in central China, where people traffickers are believed to have abducted young boys and others for use as slave laborers at brick kilns.  A Chinese migrant worker walks past Zhengzhou train station in Zhengzhou, central Chi...