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
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.
With 1,000 days to go before the 2022 Winter Olympics, pr
eparations are well underway for a successful and sustainable event.
Built for the 2008 Summer Games, Olympic Park in Beijing’s north
ern downtown area entered the spotlight again on Friday as the country began its cou
ntdown. The 2022 Winter Olympics, will be held in Beijing and co-host Zhangjiakou in adjacent Hebei province.
As the symbolic “1,000” flashed on a digital clock on the park’s Lin
glong Tower, a broadcasting facility for the 2008 Games, expectations were heig
htened for the winter sports extravaganza, which will run from Feb 4 to 20 in 2022. Three zones will feature athl
etic events — downtown Beijing, the city’s northwest Yanqing district and Zhangjiakou’s mountain district Chongli.
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.
transit. According to NBS preliminary estimates, the share of consumption of clean energy such as natural gas, hydropo
wer, nuclear power and wind power in total energy consumption in the first quarter was 1.5 percentage points hi
gher than that of the same period last year. Energy consumption per unit of GDP went down by 2.7 percent year-on-year.
Total investment in fixed aassets grew by 6.3 percent, with private invest
ment growing at 6.4 percent, slightly faster than the overall number. This is es
pecially significant in the light of last year’s fears that private investment in the econo
my might collapse. So, the government’s efforts to strengthen the private sector appear to have borne fruit.
Investment in high-tech manufacturing rose by 11.4 percent and investme
nt in high-tech services rose 19.3 percent, both far higher than overall investment gro]
wth. This shows that the shift toward advanced manufacturing and services is well underway.
Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.The embassy is verifying the number of Chinese injured in the attacks.
Earlier information from the embassy said that four Chinese nationals were injured
in the multiple church and hotel explosions that ripped through the island nation on the Easter day.
The Chinese Embassy has activated an emergency response mechanism immediately a
fter the blasts, and embassy officials have visited the injured who were in hospital for treatment.
Curfew and ban on social media imposed
The government has imposed a nationwide curfew from 6 pm Sunday to 6 am local time on Monday.
The Sri Lankan government has also imposed a temporary ban on social media to prevent the spread of false information.
ting the spirit of December’s Central Economic Work Conference.
Macro policies should be stable, micro policies should be flexible and social policies should guarantee the basic needs of the grassroots
people, the statement said. Macro policies should focus on promoting high-quality growth and stimulating market vitality.
The importance of manufacturing’s high-quality development in stabilizing economic growt
h was stressed. Traditional industries should be guided to upgrade, and new industries should grow stronger.
The development of small and medium-sized companies and private businesses should be supported through measures like s
peeding up the supply-side structural reform of finance and providing better loan services, the stat
ement said. It also reaffirmed that houses should be used for living rather than for profit.
Reform should be further deepened and opening-up boosted, and forei
gn capital should have bigger access to the Chinese market. Poverty reduction is a key meas
ure of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, which must be achieved by the end of next y
edule in some companies, including some well-known internet enterprises. Earlier this year, Youzan, an e-commerce compa
ny based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, triggered controversy by introducing the “996” schedule in its annua
l meeting. The move even prompted the labor authorities to conduct an investigation against Youzan.
Workers have been working overtime in many industries for yea
rs. But now, many programmers in internet companies are opposing the “996” schedu
le because the extra work does not come with any compensation or bonus. To reduce the labor cost, many high-tech and int
ernet companies are laying off workers. That means, there are fewer people left to shoulder the extra work. Tha
t’s a reason why the overloaded IT programmers have now burst out with complaints.
Alibaba chairman Jack Ma has said that only by working harder
and longer than others can an employee achieve success in life. He h
as also said that those who want to join Alibaba should be prepared to work for 12-hour work a day. This not only goe
s against the Labor Law but also violates the rights and interests of the employers, and could harm their health.
nism will provide a fair and just environment and a level playing
field for foreign companies doing business in their own countries by upholding the principl
es of mutual respect, mutual benefit and fair competition, according to the guidelines.
On the role and significance of China-CEEC cooperation, the guidelines said the mechan
ism constitutes an important part of Europe-China relationship and complements the EU-China Compre
hensive Strategic Partnership and the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation.
Reaffirming their commitment to deepening their partnership for peace, growth, reform a
nd civilization, the participants to the leaders’ meeting expressed their support for the early conclu
sion of an ambitious EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment, said the guidelines.
On the Belt and Road Initiative, the participants said they recognize the importance
of the initiative and the EU Strategy on Connecting Europe and Asia and welcome forging synergies between them.
past couple of years, and the country also constructed one of the biggest seaports in the Caspian Sea,” Hajiyev said, addi