Since China's strategy of going global began in the late 1990s, its foreign direct investment has increased rapidly, attracting considerable attention from policymakers, academics and the public.
When it comes to the Chinese economy, it seems that there are none so blind as they who will not see. For once again, hard facts last year got the better of those who are forever predicting doom.
An FTA between China and Switzerland does not come out of the blue. The economic ties between the two are already deep.
With imports and exports accounting for nearly half of Chinese economic output last year, trade has become an essential part of its economy and society.
The Individual Visit Scheme has made significant contributions to Hong Kong's economic growth over the years, but has also been exploited by some parallel traders for profit.
But to solve the problem once and for all, the government has to implement strict rules to prevent construction projects from being sub-contracted without limit.
Two months ago, I wrote a column on micro-blogging in China that now makes me blush. I'm embarrassed to realize how fast the situation has changed and how myopic some of my views were.
There are a number of factors that would exacerbate the heat loss if a similar heating system was introduced in South China.
Slower growth is an indication of China's efforts to make structural adjustments and improve people's livelihoods.
For many journalists, the biggest challenge of being in Davos boils down to something a lot more basic - finding a warm bed for the night.
Each year late in January the World Economic Forum brings together leaders from business, government, academia and the media at its headquarters in Davos, Switzerland, to meet and engage in five days' of lectures and discussions about issues of global importance.
China is Africa's largest trading partner, with bilateral trade surging from $10 billion in 2000 to $200 billion in 2012.