中国同意放松对金融信息提供商控制 China Agrees to Loosen Controls on Financial News Providers

13 November, 2008

美国、欧盟和加拿大在向世界贸易组织提出申诉后与中国达成协议,放松对金融信息提供商的控制。美国和欧盟今年3月联合提出申诉,指称中国授权官方的新华社监管外国金融信息机构,违反了世界贸易规则。

中国的规章还不准外国媒体直接与中国客户打交道。按照星期四在日内瓦签署的协议,新华社的垄断将于明年6月1号结束。中国将设立一个独立的管理机构,用以取代新华社。

欧盟星期四在协议签署后发表声明说,这是一项具有里程碑意义的协议

The United States, European Union and Canada have reached an agreement with China to loosen controls on financial news providers following a complaint at the World Trade Organization. In a joint complaint filed in March, the U.S. and EU accused China of breaking global trade rules by giving its state-owned Xinhua news agency the right to oversee foreign financial news services.

China's regulations also prevented foreign media organizations from dealing directly with Chinese clients. According to the agreement, which was signed today (Thursday) in Geneva, Xinhua's monopoly will end by June 1st of next year.China will set up an independent regulator to replace Xinhua.

In a statement released today after the agreement was signed, the EU called the deal a "landmark agreement."