Facing tougher competition from local automotive suppliers in China, German companies are keen to open more channels for direct sales.
The central government said on Wednesday that it will encourage foreign investors to use China's currency to conduct trade settlements and investment in Hong Kong.
As the London Olympic Games approaches, the marketing campaigns of 11 firms that have been designated as Worldwide Partners are gaining steam.
A free trade deal between China and Mercosur, the South American trade bloc, was proposed on Monday by Premier Wen Jiabao.
Foreign trade has picked up in the last couple of months and is likely to achieve its 10 percent annual growth target for 2012.
Shanghai can indeed become a global financial center, although it will take longer than expected, said the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
The Ministry of Commerce said China can achieve 10-percent growth target for exports and imports in 2012 if the global economy doesn't worsen further.
Office worker Candy Xie sent her Gucci purse to a small store near the World Trade Center in Beijing after the shopkeeper promised to remove ink stains for 300 yuan ($47.1).
Shenzhen, a city with a reputation for setting trends, has been attempting to lead the push for motorists to switch to electric vehicles.
Alibaba expects the value of the transactions conducted on its two online shopping arms to hit 3 trillion yuan in the next three to five years.
Tom Cruise arranged for fun surprises for the cast and crew of 'Rock of Ages' every week when they were filming.
Lady Gaga has landed the prestigious September cover of US Vogue, the fashion bible's most prestigious issue.