China won’t give in to extreme pressure by the United States on tariffs and will firml
y defend its core interests, as it has sufficient countermeasures available, experts said.亚博极速下注419品茶微信
The reaction came after the Ministry of Commerce expressed strong opposition on Saturday
亚博极速下注419to a new threat of additional tariffs by the US on about $550 billion worth of Chinese imports. The ministry urge
d Washington to reverse course immediately or be prepared to “bear all the consequences”.
The fresh retaliatory threat by the US violates the consensus reached between the count亚博极速下注419品茶微信
ries’ top leaders and severely undermines the multilateral trading system and normal international trade o
rder, the ministry said, adding that Washington will eat the bitter fruit of its own actions.
亚博极速下注419Gu Xueming, head of the ministry’s Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, said none of the ex
treme pressure tactics and intimidation by the US will work with China, which will unswervingly protect itself.
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Noting that cooperation is the only correct choice, Gu said he hoped the US will see the situation clearly, give up its illu
sions and resolve its differences with China under the principle of mu亚博极速下注419
tual benefit and respect. Any agreement must be acceptable to both sides, Gu said.
Bai Ming, a senior researcher at the acad
亚博极速下注419emy, said China has sufficient tools in its toolbox to use to counter the US adm
inistration’s unilateral tariff actions. The “quality” of the tools matters most, he said.
On Friday, the US administration said it will hike duties on $250 billion worth of Chinese亚博极速下注419
goods from the current 25 percent to 30 percent beginning on Oct 1, and the re
maining imports of $300 billion from the previously planned 10 percent to 15 percent on Sept 1.
The move followed Beijing’s plan on Thursday to raise亚博极速下注419品茶微信
tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods in a response to the US side’s planned levies on a
n additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports, announced earlier this month.
ministrative Region (HKSAR) government and police have condemned illegal assemblies by protesters in Ko
亚博极速下注419品茶微信wloon and the New Territories and said that police will strictly enforce the law against all violent and illegal acts.
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ated on early Sunday that anyone participating in an unauthorized assembly will be committing an offence.
A large group of protesters gathered in Tai Po on Friday although their request of such an event had been turned down by the police.
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owloon entrance of the Cross-Harbor Tunnel, and they also set fires in various places.
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During the operation, HKSAR police arrested 16 people for unlawful assembly, possession of offe
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report on Friday that the yuan’s exchange r
ate was “broadly in line with medium-term fundamentals” and China’s central bank “has had little foreign exch亚博极速下注419品茶微信
ange interventions in recent years”, a conclusion that clarifies China’s innocence from currency manipulation.
The IMF said that the country’s external position in 2018 was “broadly in li
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The organization also welcomed China’s efforts to reform its exchange rate regime to make the yuan more fle
xible, according to its report released after its latest Article IV consultation with China that concluded on July 31.亚博极速下注419品茶微信
The clarification by the IMF indicates that the US Treasury’s reckless claim on Mon
day of China engaging in currency manipulation is nothing but unfounded finger-pointing.
lor degree programs and full-time junior college diploma p
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China has issued an action plan on the prevention and treatm
ent of pneumoconiosis, vowing to fulfill the plan’s targets by the end of 2020.亚博极速下注419品茶微信
Pneumoconiosis, a class of lung diseases where inhalation of dust causes interstitial fibrosis, accounts for nearly 90 perce
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ion (NHC), adding that the action plan aims to reduce the number of new pneumoconiosis patients.亚博极速下注419
The action plan pledges that by the end of 2020, authorities
must grasp the dust hazards situation of related employers and the employe
亚博极速下注419品茶微信rs’ reporting of the health of occupational pneumoconiosis patients to supervisors.
Marked progress will be made in the rectification and control of dust hazards in industries including c
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The work-related injury insurance must cover more than 80 percent of employees working in these industries, it says.
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is patients and beefing up supervision and inspection on employers with high risk of dust hazards.
The action plan was jointly formulated by 10 departments including the NHC, the National Healthc亚博极速下注419品茶微信
are Security Administration and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
Countries sign deals for cooperation during prince’s visit to Beijing
亚博极速下注419品茶微信President Xi Jinping called on Monday for joint efforts with the United Arab Emirates to accelerate the high-quality b
uilding of the Belt and Road, as the two countries signed a number of landmark programs for bilateral cooperation.亚博极速下注419
Xi made the remark during a meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sh
亚博极速下注419品茶微信eikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is visiting China from Sunday to Tuesday.
China and the UAE should work toward increasing bilateral trade volume to $200 billion by 2030, and expand long-term, stea
dy and comprehensive strategic cooperation in the energy sector, Xi said. In 2018, trade between the two countries rea亚博极速下注419
ched $45.9 billion, which was up by 12 percent from the previous year, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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After their talks, the two leaders witnessed a ceremony for the exchange of cooperative agreements in areas such as environ亚博极速下注419
mental protection, artificial intelligence and the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The two countries will con
亚博极速下注419duct Belt and Road cooperation in production capacity, investment and financing in the Middle East and North Africa.
Recalling his visit to the UAE last July, Xi said the establishment of the bilateral compr
ehensive strategic partnership last year opened a new chapter for the joint progress of both countries.亚博极速下注419品茶微信
He urged deeper strategic mutual trust and strategic cooperation, saying that Chin
亚博极速下注419a sees the UAE as an important strategic cooperative partner in the Middle East.
China stands ready to step up coordination with the Arab state in firmly safeguarding the interna
tional system with the United Nations at its core and international order based on international law, Xi said.亚博极速下注419品茶微信
Both sides should uphold multilateralism, fairness and justice and promote the building of a community with a shared
future for mankind, he added. He called for enhanced bilateral cooperation on counterterrorism and security.
President Xi Jinping holds a welcoming ceremony for Sheikh Mohammed
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, o
utside the Great Hall of the People in BeijinPresident Xi Jinping held talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday.?亚博极速下注419
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Monday sternly denounced t
?亚博极速下注419he violence carried out in the city on Sunday, saying violence would never be a solution but to breed more violence.
Such violent acts are vicious, have caused city-wide indignation and should be punished, Lam stressed.?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
Lam met with the media alongside principal government officials on Monday aftern
?亚博极速下注419oonfollowing targeted violenceat the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Sai Wan,
Hong Kong Island, and at passengers in a metro station in Yuen Long, New Territories.
The vandalization to the Liaison Office, including besieging the office an?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
d defacing the Nation Emblem mounted at the office entrance, is a blatant defiance to
?亚博极速下注419the nation’s sovereignty and an open challenge to the “one country, two systems” principle, Lam said.
Such acts have left a great harm to the special administrative region?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
which is governed by the principle of “one country, two systems”, Lam added.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive also condemned the “astonishing a
?亚博极速下注419nd outrageous” attacks in Yuen Long. On late Sunday night, attackers in white shi
rts, some wearing masks, assaulted passengers at the Yuen Long metro station with bamboo sticks.?亚博极速下注419
The SAR government bears zero tolerance to any kind of violence carried out at any time, anywhere and towards an
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信people. “We thus call on all citizens to safeguard the city’s law and order and never resort to violence”, Lam concluded.
Hong Kong’s Commissioner of Police Lo Wai-chung pledged that the police inve
stigation will begin immediately and pursuethe offenders at all costs to bring them justice
Despite external instabilities and domestic downside risks, the C?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
hinese economy is likely to record a steady full-year GDP growth of 6.2 percent or higher in 2
019, with policy measures at the ready to combat any challenges, economists said.?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
China announced 11 measures on Saturday to further open up the financial sector in the latest move to help bolster and stabilize growth.
President Xi Jinping made an inspection tour to North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday.
At a local community in Songshan district of Chifeng city, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Commi?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
ttee, learned about the grassroots party-building work as
?亚博极速下注419well as the development of national integration and unity.
Later, he visited the Chifeng Museum, where he was briefed on the evolution of loca
l history and culture of the city and talked with the inheritors of the epic of King Gesar.?亚博极速下注419
The Gesar epic tradition was listed as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009.
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信hina’s Tiangong II space lab will spend its last days in orbit this week before making a controlled fall on
Friday back into Earth’s atmosphere, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
All of the space lab’s assigned tasks have been finished. It is scheduled
to fall out of orbit and reenter the atmosphere under ground control on Friday, the agency said.?亚博极速下注419
Most of the spacecraft will burn up during the reentry process, with a small amount of de
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信bris expected to fall in a designated secure area in the South Pacific Ocean, it added.
Preparations for reentry are underway, the agency said, saying China will publish related infor
mation or inform relevant parties in a timely manner to fulfill its international obligations.?亚博极速下注419
Tiangong II was put into orbit in September 2016 atop a Long March 2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite La
unch Center in the Gobi Desert. The space lab is 10.4 meters high, 3.35 m in diameter and weighs 8.6 metric tons.
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信Two astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, entered the lab that October after the
ir Shenzhou XI spacecraft docked with the lab and remained there for 30 days.
From April to September 2017, Tiangong II and Tianzhou I cargo spacecraft performed several docking and in-orbit refuel
ing operations, which demonstrated resupply and refueling technologies for a space station.?亚博极速下注419
The space lab also carried out a series of scientific and technological experiments.
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信Its predecessor, Tiangong I, was launched in September 2011 and was mainly used to test technologies involved in space re
ndezvous and docking. Tiangong I fell back to the Earth in April 2018 in an uncontrolled manner.
To better preserve the grasslands and reduce environmental degradation caused by grazing
, local herdsmen have returned their lands to nature and resettled in county urban areas.?亚博极速下注419
In cooperation with China Pacific Insurance Co, the management committee guarantees the conservators with compens
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信ation of up to 300,000 yuan ($43,600), covering injuries and accidents,” said Mou Yonghong, an o
fficial from Sanjiangyuan National Park’s Lancang River Management Committee.
A mechanism for livestock compensation has also been established: each lost cow is compensated with 500 to 1,500 yuan ($70-200), depending on age.?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
To encourage more residents to take part in environmental protection, the lo
cal government has combined this goal with poverty alleviation. They offer positions of “e
?亚博极速下注419cological conservators” for every registered family, paying each family a monthly subsidy of 1,800 yuan ($260). The co
nservators are responsible for patrolling the lands, collecting and disposing of garbage and monitoring wildlife.
With more people working as conservators, Tsewang Dorje, deputy head of the?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
ecological management station of Namsei village, noted the overall environmental awareness of l
ocals has progressed, and environmental protection has gradually become part of their lives.?亚博极速下注419
“We see little rubbish left on the mountains now. Every year bef
?亚博极速下注419品茶微信ore the season for picking?chongcao, we train the villagers and ask them to fill in the pits afte
r digging the caterpillar fungus so as to reduce damage to the pasture. They’ve also learned the habit of taking their food wa
ste down the mountains. Their conscientiousness has grown a lot,” he recalled.
“When people’s awareness of the environment improves, my work becomes?亚博极速下注419
much easier,” echoed Lekga, who has worked as a conservator for three and a half years.
As the environmental status advances, the wildlife population increases. One problem, accordin?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
g to locals, is damage to houses, livestock and people caused by animals such as brown bears and wolves.
To address such concerns, Sanj?亚博极速下注419iangyuan National Park’s managem
ent committee has purchased insurance for more than 17,000 ecological conservators.
“I used to be a herder. I moved out from my pasture because I learned lives
tock cause damage to the land,” recalled 50-year-old Dorje Tsering, a Tibetan herd?亚博极速下注419品茶微信
sman who moved to downtown Yeqing village in Yushu’s Zhidoi county around six years ago.
After relocation, Dorje Tsering and his family now receive an annual sub
sidy of 2,100 yuan ($300) each, paid for by the county government. The family also mak
es money by picking?chongcao, or Chinese caterpillar fungus, every year in May and June, as many other villagers do. Cat
erpillar fungus is one of the most precious ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine.
hina will intensify efforts to make its hog farming sector safer and ensure stable supplies after the industry has
亚博极速下注419been seriously affected by African swine fever outbreaks, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Thursday.
“We will place equal importance on disease prevention and control and on pork output to st
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fairs Yu Kangzhen said at a news conference organized by the State Council Information Office.亚博极速下注419
Yu was elaborating on a guideline released by the State Council on Wednesday regarding intensifying prevention and control of African swine fever.
Outbreaks of the fever have been effectively contained in China in recent months following strict controls and prevent
亚博极速下注419品茶微信ion efforts taken since early August after the first domestic outbreak of the disease was reported. But the co
untry still faces severe challenges in the disease’s prevention and control, and sustained efforts are needed, he said.
Yang Zhenhai, chief of the ministry’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Bureau, said monit亚博极速下注419
oring has shown the number of live hogs in China fell by nearly 23 percent year-on-year in May due to the outbreaks.
The ministry will work with related authorities to urge local governments to implement policies and m亚博极速下注419品茶微信
easures designed to support hog raising, including offering preferable loans to hog farmers and cash subsidies to those wh
亚博极速下注419ose animals were slaughtered due to swine fever prevention and control measures, he said.
The authorities will encourage hog farmers to replenish stock and organize technicians to hel
p them solve problems in hog raising. Meanwhile, the ministry will guide local authorities to help hog fa亚博极速下注419品茶微信
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The ministry will also support cross-regional transport of pork to replace transport of live pigs－which is still co
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As of Wednesday, Yu said, 143 swine fever outbreaks had been reported in China, 44 of them this year. To prevent it spre
ading, nearly 1.2 million hogs were slaughtered. Quarantine measures have been lifted in 25 provincial areas, he added.
“In general, the frequency of swine fever outbreaks has noticeably decreased, and hog p
roduction, transport and distribution are gradually being restored,” Yu said.