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.
“As restrictions on hukou will gradually be removed, cities need to be well-prepared to offer
accommodation and employment opportunities, and allow children of migrant workers to have equal access to education,” Chen added.
China has made steady progress in urbanization, as the ranks of permanent urban r
esidents stood at 831 million at the end of 2018, up 17.9 million from the previous year, said the National Bureau of Statistics.
Last month, the National Development and Reform Commission said it
plans to increase the urbanization rate by at least 1 percentage point by the end of this year.
Shen Chi, vice-director of the China Center for Urban Development, said the government’s new
plan will help foster high-quality and sustainable economic development across the nation.
“Relaxing the hukou policy will be a key step in promoting the free flow of labor across
the nation,” Shen said. “A systematic consideration and arrangement of the integratio
mote the building of the Asia-Pacific free trade zone and maintain the multilateral trading system.
He said China and Latin American countries should support each other, make full use
of their complementary advantages and achieve win-win cooperation. The two sides should pursue comm
on development and jointly build a community with a shared future for China and Latin America, Xi added.
The Chilean president said the Belt and Road Initiative, put forward by Xi, has show
n the glorious history of the ancient Silk Road and promoted exchanges between different cultures in the new era.
Chile supports the building of the Belt and Road, and it hopes t
o learn from China’s experience in innovative and green development, he said.
Pinera said Chile, which is dedicated to maintaining multilateralism and the multilateral t
rading system, would like to enhance coordination with China on regional and multilateral affairs.
past couple of years, and the country also constructed one of the biggest seaports in the Caspian Sea,” Hajiyev said, addi
ng all these are important pillars of the ancient Silk Road. Besides infrastructure construction such as transport
ation hubs, Azerbaijan is working on information communication technology lines to build a modern Silk Road.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway became operational on Oct 30, 2017, and aims to complete a tra
nsport corridor linking Azerbaijan to Turkey and Central Asia and China to Europe by rail. “It works as a majo
r exporter and middle corridor under the Belt and Road Initiative, and Azerbaijan is also working on the East-West l
ine and North-South Line, linking the railway systems of Iran and Russia.”Thanks to its geographic locatio
n, Azerbaijan boasts great wine as well as tea, dried fruit, fruit juice and sweets. The country has had extensive discus
sions about exporting Azerbaijan agricultural products to China, Hajiyev said, adding A
zerbaijani companies are actively taking part in food and agricultural exhibitions in China to promote t
heir products, as the Chinese market is the one of the biggest markets in the world with immense opportunities.
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