na, and the one-China principle is the foundation of China-US relations and an international consensus,” Shao said.
“The US side has conducted a series of negative rhetoric and actions regarding the Taiwan questi
on, violated the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.
“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to
Taiwan secessionists, and disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.
“If anyone tries to separate Taiwan from the mainlan
d, the Chinese military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.
As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermini
ng freedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.
trade, they could decline by 0.134 percent, 0.323 percent and 0.869 percent. Th
e US tariff hikes therefore will increase the economic pain of the US and world economies.
Agricultural products, chemicals and chemical products, textiles and g
arments are the main US items targeted by China’s higher tariffs. But despite the higher tar
iffs providing some protection for domestic industries, Chinese consumers might have to pay more to purchase them.
In the first four months of this year, the volume of Sino-US trade dropped by 15.7 percent to $161.23 billion. In terms of product
structure, US exports of raw materials and foods to China saw the biggest decline, among which the export of so
ybeans plummeted by half in March compared with the same period last year. And US exports of plant products, mi
nerals, jewelry and precious metals declined by more than 85 percent in the first quarter.
rom about 2 million in the 1950s to about 13 million, and their religious rights and practices are protected by the law.
Nor would it adopt a double standard and criticize China’s efforts to counter terrorism and extremism. Last year, tourists fr
om home and abroad paid more than 150 million trips to Xinjiang, thanks to the improved security situation in
the region. That Xinjiang has not witnessed any violent or terrorist incidents in recent years proves the effect
iveness of the joint efforts of the government and local people in maintaining regional peace and stability.
Xinjiang is undoubtedly in its best development stage in histo
ry. Facts speak louder than words, but still they cannot wake up persons pretending to be asleep.
The targeting of Hikvision is just par for the course for the curren
t US administration, which is obsessed with impeding China’s development.
Luckin raised $561 million in its initial public offering Friday by selling 33 million American depositary shares at $17 apiece.
The ADS, which are trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “LK,” closed at $20.38 after rising as high as
$25.96 earlier in the day.Museums are not only there for enjoyment; they are education, and as such should be free.
While I can appreciate the enormous costs involved in maintai
ning and obtaining collections, let the wealthiest 1 percent of the country pay for it.
The Met in NYC is technically free; they ask you to give what you can afford. But the idea
of a person or child interested in art not being able to view it because of cost is morally wrong.
Free entrance does not attract people, nor does it encourage them to appreciate it
embers. If its members cannot reform the architecture and resolve the key issues, they may all end up in various regional groups.
“Many bilateral tensions or challenges countries are facing today requir
e a multilateral response, and WTO reform is definitely needed, especially in the area
s of trade and investment,” said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the Beijing-based China Society for WTO Studies.
Chen Fengying, a senior economics researcher at the China Institutes of Contemporary Internationa
l Relations, said the US government seems to have made driving WTO reform its priority so that the country can claim the high gr
ound in global trade and lead the process for making new rules and establishing a new global trading system.
This move poses a challenge to the WTO and its basic principles including that of most favored nation status and national treatment, she said.
ogy to the country and people, and called for propelling the development of cloud computing, big data, artificial intell
igence and the industrial internet in a bid to advance the building of a digital China and a smart society.
He also said more work is needed to promote the integration and sharing of infor
mation resources between urban and rural areas to narrow digital gaps and unleash the vitality of digital sectors.
Zhuang Rongwen, head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, said enterprises are being encouraged to ramp up inve
stments and make breakthroughs in core technologies, and to make full use of international innovative resources.
Zhuang also called for speeding up the commercialization of 5G a
nd the deployment of the Internet Protocol version 6 network, as well as pushing forw
ard the digital economy so as to cultivate new driving forces and promote high-quality development.
The Belt and Road Initiative has huge potential to bring prosperity
to millions by building infrastructure in areas of the world where it is most needed, a UK offici
al said after attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.
Catherine McGuinness, chair of the policy and resources comm
ittee at the City of London Corporation, was very impressed by Chinese President Xi Jinp
ing’s speech on the crucial need for financial and environmental sustainability.
McGuinness wished to learn more on how the Green Belt and Road Investment Principles, developed in
part by the City of London Corporation’s Green Finance Initiative, can play a part in this journey for win-win cooperation.
She spoke highly of the achievements Chinese government has made in developin
g BRI from a concept on the drawing board to the reality of roads, rail tracks and ports since it was proposed in 2013.
nt the album to the public,” Yang says.Yang was talking a couple of weeks before Record Store Day, an eve
nt that a group of record store owners and employees in the United States establishe
d in 2007 aimed at highlighting the importance of record shops to the music industry.
The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008 and is celebrated
by record stores around the globe. This year’s event takes place on Saturday.
Yang, also a producer and chief executive of Maybe Mars, one of the larg
est independent record labels in China – and whose founding in Beijing coincided with that of Reco
rd Store Day – announced that to mark the day this year the company would hold a live show in the capital on Apr
il 21 featuring three indie rock bands: Lonely Leary, Muzzy Mum and Streets Kill Strange Animals.
Three days before the show the record label will release a compilation of vinyls featuring the three
bands’ latest singles, and P.K 14 will contribute two singles to the compilation.When Yang gets to Free
Sound his fans are waiting in a basement room whose walls are adorne
d with concert postures featuring well-known Chinese rockers such as Dou Wei and Ma Tiao.
be a great literary device, but it makes little sense in a dynamic global economy. Since early research on the middle-income trap was published in 2012, the world economy
has grown by about 25 percent－presumably boosting the moving target of a middle-income threshold by a comparable magnitude over t
hat period. Largely for that reason, recent research has couched the trap not in terms of an absolute threshold, but as relative convergence to high-income cou
ntries. From this perspective, danger looms when developing economies’ per capita income approaches 20-30 percent of the level in high-income economies. Giv
en that China will hit about 30 percent of the United States’ per capita GDP (in PPP terms) in 2019, it must be time to worry!
Slowing growth not as alarming as feared
Third, not all growth slowdowns are alike. A country’s GDP is a broad aggregation of a multiplicity of activities across sectors, busin
esses and products. Structural shifts from one sector to another can give the appearance of a growth discontinuity that may be nothing mo
re than the outcome of a deliberate rebalancing strategy. This is very much the case with China today, given its shift from
higher-growth manufacturing and other “secondary” industries to slower-growing services, or “tertiary” industries. To the extent
that this shift is the intended result of China’s strategic rebalancing, a slowdown in growth is far less alarming.
Xiang Zuofu, a professor of wildlife conservation at Central South University of Forestr