Eight life-size Terracotta Warriors from China are among the works sho
wn as part of a rare exhibition being hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
The exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality/Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, runs from May 24 to Oct 13.
It offers a new perspective on China’s traditional culture with more than 160 exhibits
on show, including the Qin emperor’s Terracotta Warriors, which were discovered in 1974 in China’s nor
thwestern Shaanxi province, and are widely described as one of the wonders of the world.
The exhibition features eight warriors and two life-size horses from the im
perial army, as well as two half-size replicas of bronze chariots, each drawn by four horses.
ss to US suppliers “will do significant economic harm to the US companies” and affect “tens of thousands of US jobs”. In total, US firm
s sold an estimated $11 billion worth of components to Huawei last year, according to earlier media reports.
“I’m not able to tell you exactly what the costs will be; it differs from company to company,” said Allen.
“But clearly, from a corporate perspective, this Department
of Commerce action has created costs and has escalated the uncertainty quite a bit.”
Asked to comment on some voices in the US calling for the “decoupling” of the two countries, especially in the technology sect
or, Allen said both sides should pursue a playing field of “smart competition and engagement”, in which the
y play by a “common set of rules” that are mainly set by World Trade Organization obligations.
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.
The root cause for the repeated twists and turns in the China-US trade talks lies, to a grea
t extent, in the United States’ serious deviation from, and disdain for, the objective laws of econ
omics. The fact that China will never accept its unreasonable demands further complicates the matters for the US.
The US administration’s often competing and clashing objectives－though m
any of them are understandable－cannot be realized simultaneously. For instance, the U
S hopes to revive its industries and boost its real economy while maintaining the huge bubble in its financial market.
A dream called sustainable reindustrialization
Yet the US expends huge amounts of its resources just to maintain its mo
netary hegemony and thus ensure its financial sector offers higher pay and return on inv
estment compared with the real economy sectors, which helps it to maintain its advantage in
China’s paper-making, gunpowder, printing, compass, calendar, philosophy and people-oriented view have exerted profound i
nfluence in the world and greatly promoted the development process of human civilization.
Chinese civilization is an open system formed during constant exchanges and mutual learning with other civilizations.
In the future, China will surely embrace the world with a more open p
osture and contribute more dynamic civilization achievements to the world.
Confidence of civilization urged
Asia should enhance confidence of civilization.
We should keep exchanges and mutual learning with other civilization
s in the world, and strive to continue writing new brilliant chapters of Asian civilizations.
We should consolidate the cultural foundation of jointly building Asian com
munity of shared future and a community with a shared future for humanity.
level, and supported by diverse interest groups will prevent conflicts among stakeholders in the South China Sea,” Santarita said.
Scientists from China and other countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative will work together to enhance scientifi
c and technological cooperation in disaster prevention and mitigation, according to a joint declaration.
He said Asia’s emphasis on “respect for authority, respect for the environment and the discipli
ne to control the use of resources” will also see Asian leaders pursuing a more eco-friendly dev
elopment path and honor their commitments to the Paris climate agreement.
“If there is harmony, discipline, stability and the primacy of family and com
munity over the individual, then any problem can be easily addressed,” Santarita said.
asures as reducing the rate of the value-added tax, increasing the
tax exemption for research costs and reforming individual income tax.
The measures should not only ease the tax burden for manufacturing com
panies but also reduce taxes for construction enterprises, which provide a great num
ber of jobs, Li said, adding that all industries should be covered by the benefits of tax cuts.
Li pledged more efforts to urge government departments and State-owned e
nterprises to pay off their debts so that the effects of tax reduction are not diminished.
The government will take further measures to deepen reform and opening-up, en
courage innovation and entrepreneurship and promote fair competition, Li said, adding that com
panies should also seize the opportunity to promote high-quality growth.
ct “regular sales” of “defense articles” to Taiwan and back its participation in international organizations.
“We urge the US side to keep its promise, abide by the one-China policy a
nd the three joint communiques, and block the bill’s progress,” Geng said.
He urged the US to “appropriately handle the Taiwan question to avoid serious da
mage to Sino-US cooperation in key areas, and the peace and security of the region”.
Experts said the bill will further damage Sino-US relations, and the confr
ontational approach taken by the US against China will damage regional peace and security.
Yuan Zheng, director of US foreign relations research at the Institute of American Studies under the Chinese Academy of
Social Sciences, said the recent passage of US naval vessels through the Taiwan Straits, arms sales and
political support to Taiwan are meant to help Taiwan separatists and pressure Beijing.
She added that 28 passengers are now in the airport terminal, and five have been taken to a hospital.
A group of experts trained in providing psychological assistance
to survivors and relatives of victims has been sent to the airport.
President Putin has offered his condolences over the incident.
Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said Putin has ordered “th
e most thorough investigation” to find out the cause of the disaster.
According to Russia’s ITAR-Tass News Agency, a criminal case was opened after the incident on charges of violating flight safety rules.
Markovskaya said a commission headed by Russian Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich is working at Sheremetyevo.
Authorities in the Murmansk region have declared a three-day period of mourning. Andre
i Chibis, the region’s acting governor, announced the mourning period on Facebook.
rcrowding and rampant construction plaguing cities, and the development of cities will also offer unique ways to bring about rural revitalization,” Chen said.