nuchin’s comments on Wednesday that he is hopeful that both countries can “go back to the table”.
Lu told a Foreign Ministry news briefing that China has reiterated that it
s door is always open, but negotiations must be meaningful and conducted with sincerity.
“A mutually beneficial deal must be based on mutual respect, equality and win-win outcomes,” he said.
The US, out of political purposes, has used its state power to groundlessly suppress Chinese te
ch firms, which has severely affected the global development and cooperation in science and technology, he said.
It has also damaged the interests of businesses of relevant countri
es and will not win the approval and support of the international society, he added.
“Apparently it will not help create a good atmosphere for the negotiations,” he said.
months of 2019, up 6.4 percent year-on-year, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics.
Xinjiang is the last province to release its local GDP figures. During the
first quarter, Xinjiang’s GDP reached 217.77 billion yuan, up 5.3 percent year-on-year.
In terms of GDP growth rate, a total of 17 regions saw their GDP numbers exceed the “nation
al line” of 6.4 percent. Among them five came from the eastern region and six each from central and western areas.
All the top three came from China’s western area. Yunnan province posted the fastest
growth rate of 9.7 percent year-on-year, followed by Guizhou (9.2 percent) and Tibet (9.1 percent).
The bottom three are Jilin province, Tianjin municipality and Heilongjiang pro
vince, Jilin province, with a growth rate of 2.4 percent, was the weakest performer.
hina rolled off the production line a prototype magnetic-levitation train with a designed maxim
um speed of 600 kilometers per hour in Qingdao on Thursday, filling the gap in travel speed bet
ween aviation and high-speed rail passenger transport in the country, according to its manufacturer.
Launched in July 2016, the train is designed and manufactured in CRRC Qingdao Sifan
g Co Ltd in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province. The company is a wholly owned su
bsidiary of Beijing-headquartered China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, the largest rolling stock manufacturer in the world.
The debut of the country’s first high-speed maglev train testing protot
ype marks a major breakthrough for the nation in the high-speed maglev transit system.
Ren on Tuesday expressed continued willingness to collaborate with US partners in the future.
Ren’s confidence lies in Huawei’s capacity to serve its customer
s under “any circumstances”, and has the support of its growing clientele at home and abroad.
“Last week, in public bidding by China Mobile, we won contracts to build 5G networks for 37 of the 40 cities,” Ren dis
closed. “Our capacity for mass production is enormous, and will not drop much with US restrictions”.
The otherwise low-profile Huawei leader made no secret about his pride
in his company’s technologies: “Huawei’s 5G will absolutely not be affected. When it c
omes to 5G technologies, others will definitely not catch up in two or three years”.
That was why the confident Ren said the 90-day exemption Washington declared on Monday was dispensable.
onal discussion among the people of
Hong Kong, the city will eventually reach a consensus and any doubts over the issue will be dispelled.
Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Comm
ittee, hoped that all sectors in Hong Kong will work together to safeguard the image of the city’s rule of law.
The SAR government proposed to amend its Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and Mutual Legal Assista
nce in Criminal Matters Ordinance in March. The proposed amendments will allow Hong Kon
g to surrender fugitive offenders to jurisdictions with which it does not currently have extradition arrangements on
a case-by-case basis, with prior approval from the chief executive before an application is submitted to the courts.
cted to bolster domestic demand, partially offsetting the adverse impact of trade tariffs on overall growth,” the report said.
The US recently signaled its intention to impose additional tariffs on the European Union, primarily targeted at the
aircraft and food industries. It is in addition to the imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs that are already in place.
Amid unresolved trade disputes and higher tariffs, the projected growth of world tra
de has been revised downwards to 2.7 percent in 2019, slowing markedly from 3.4 percent in 2018.
The report warns that “the impact of a spiral of additional tariffs and retalia
tions would not only dampen growth of these large economies, but also have severe spi
ments in areas such as education, health, climate change adaptation and sustainable infrastructure.
The growth outlook in all major developed economies and most developin
g regions has weakened due to a confluence of both domestic and external factors, the report said.
Following an expansion of 3 percent in 2018, world gross product growth is now projected to moderat
e to 2.7 percent in 2019 and 2.9 percent in 2020, reflecting a downward revision from the forecasts released in January.
The report identifies several downside risks that could trigger a sharper or more prolonged growth slowdown, potentially infl
icting significant damage on development progress. Those risks include a further escalation in trade te
nsions, a sudden deterioration in financial conditions, and the accelerating effects of climate change.
higher than in previous years,” she said. “Also, the rainy season is supposed to
begin after the May Day holiday, but I haven’t seen a drop of rain so far.”
Data from the National Climate Center shows that the average rainfall from April 1 to May 17 is 35.3 millim
eters, down almost two-thirds from the same period last year, the least recorded rainfall over that period since 1961.
In addition to the drought, the average temperature is 1.9 C higher than average for the period, the highest since 1961.
Chen, the chief forecaster, said that according to the mid- to long-term forecast ra
infall will relieve drought in the eastern part of Yunnan province, though its western part will still be plagued by the drought.
Surveillance from the National Climate Center shows that
drought is also occurring in the Inner Mongolia and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous regions, as well
rcing to countries other than China under the tariff specter, the FDRA said there had been com
panies moving away, but “footwear is a very capital-intensive industry, with years of planning required to m
ake sourcing decisions, and companies cannot simply move factories to adjust to these changes”.
Douglas H. Paal, vice-president of the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowme
nt for International Peace, said the footwear industry’s complaints are justifiable, albeit a little late.
“Since their issues do not involve critical technologies, the
re might be room for the administration to offer a degree of relief,” Paal told China Daily.
event wild animals from being touched by tourists. In such conditions, education on wildlife protection before the tour will be needed,” he said.