China Economic & Trade Herald is a periodical of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), praised by readers as “a reference book for development and reform”, and “a compass for economic work”. Used to be the institutional periodical of the State Economic Commission, the State Development Planning Commission, and the State Economic and Trade Commission, it received extensive attention from readers in the process of accompanying reform and opening-up. Since initial publication in 1984, it has received loving care from Party and state leaders. In 2016, Premier Li Keqiang, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, and Vice Premier Wang Yang made important instructions on the articles published in the periodical, respectively. The title of China Economic & Trade Herald was inscribed by comrade Wu Bangguo. Comrade Ma Kai made important instructions on how to run the periodical.
With a CN number of CN11—3876/F, China Economic & Trade Herald is a periodical published once every ten days. The one for the first ten-day period and the one for the last ten-day period are comprehensive periodicals, which mainly publish articles from such systems as national development and reform, industry and information technology, etc. The one for the middle ten-day period is a periodical of pure academic theories, publishing academic articles from think tanks, research institutions, universities, etc.