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China wants to join transport policy body

15 June 2011

China has officially declared its intention to join the International Transport Forum, an intergovernmental organisation linked to the OECD that deals with transport policy issues.

The vice-minister for transport, Gao Hongfeng, made the announcement during the annual summit of transport ministers from the International Transport Forum’s 52 current member countries in Leipzig, Germany last week.

Jack Short, secretary-general of the International Transport Forum, welcomed China’s declaration.

“We will be delighted to welcome China as a full member of the International Transport Forum,” he said.

“We hope that the formal process of China joining can be completed soon.”

Cargonews Asia / 30 May 2011