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s Development Research Center, said the US tariffs targeting Chinese imports will not
only harm the interests of US consumers, but also drag down the US economy.上海会所
In addition, tariffs will seriously dampen the confidence of the international marke
t and create new uncertainties to the world economy, Wang said at a seminar in Beijing.上海会所品茶微信
New measures ease foreign companies’ market access, help inspire greater investor confidence
上海会所Despite the Sino-US trade dispute, China has attracted a great deal of f
oreign direct investment from diversified sources in the first seven months of 2019, layi
ng a solid footing for the second half, experts and company leaders said on Tuesday.
The remarks came after the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday that FDI in the Chi上海会所品茶微信
nese mainland rose 7.3 percent year-on-year to 533.14 billion yuan ($75.5 billion) between January and July, res
ponding positively to the government’s opening-up and liberalizing measures.
上海会所New growth momentum has been created by plans to establish six new pilot free trade
zones and releasing two shortened negative lists for foreign investment to allow access to more industrial sectors, said
Lu Ming, vice-dean at the Academy of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.上海会所
The newly revised negative lists, which took effect July 30, ease foreign market acce
ss in agriculture, mining and manufacturing. The service sector has also s上海会所品茶微信
een substantial opening-up in transportation, infrastructure, culture and value-added telecommunications.
Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies, said the new measures are key for driving FDI growth.上海会所
Foreign investors are optimistic on the long-term development of the economy an
d industry because the country advocates multilateralism, deepens reform and expands opening-up, in pa
rticular for companies from e上海会所品茶微信conomies involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, he said.
The Chinese authorities’ ramped-up efforts to promote high-qualit
y development in the new energy vehicle sector, reflected by the most recent re 上海会所品茶微信
lease of an updated list on NEVs to enjoy exemptions of vehicle and vessel tax, will further help boost the healthy de
上海会所velopment of the sector and also promote clean energy consumption, industry insiders said.
The vehicle and vessel tax, paid annually by car or ship owners, varies between hundre 上海会所
ds of yuan to thousands of yuan, depending on engine sizes and the capacity of vehicles or ships.
上海会所品茶微信According to the latest list of NEVs and small engine vehicles to enjoy vehicle and vessel tax cu
ts that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued recently on its website, vehicle and ve
ssel tax will be slashed completely for 444 types of NEVs and halved for 72 types of energy-saving vehicles. 上海会所
Moreover, the list has extended tax cuts to more NEVs compared with the previous list, and
上海会所品茶微信makes higher requirements on the performance of the NEVs to be included, such as lower power co
nsumption per 100 kilometers, the increased energy density of battery packs, and a higher cruising range, a
cording to Cui Dongshu, secretary-general of the China Passenger Car Association. 上海会所品茶微信
“The new list mirrors the progress of China’s NEVs, especially in key perfo
上海会所rmance indicators, and such progress is driven by incentives from the Chinese authorities,” Cui said.
“It is obvious Chinese NEVs have been making remarkable progress in high-quality development, and this will continue.”
The Chinese authorities announced cuts in vehicle and vessel tax on vehicles and ships that use new energy or engines 上海会所品茶微信
smaller than 1.6 liters as early as in 2012 and 2015, in a bid to save energy and combat pollution.
war is intensifying within the US. For example, the US Chamber of Commerce – one of the country’s most powerful bu
上海会所siness lobbies – has called for the reversal of all tariffs imposed over the past two years.
The effects of the trade war have already spread to cross-border investment
. In recent years, rising Chinese production costs have driven many foreign enterp上海会所女神会所
rises – and, increasingly, even Chinese enterprises – to relocate their operations to lower-cost countries such as
Vietnam and Thailand. The trade war is accelerating this process. According to the Vietnamese government, inward for
上海会所eign direct investment increased by nearly 70 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2019, the highest such i
ncrease since 2015. Meanwhile, the growth of US investment in China is slowing.上海会所女神会所
Essential to improve investment environment
上海会所The US administration wants American companies to leave China. It is u
p to China to persuade them to stay. That means improving the local investment envi
ronment, including responding to foreign companies’ justifiable complaints – say, by strengthening intellectual p上海会所
roperty rights protection – and, more broadly, better adhering to World Trade Organization rules.
But the pressure on China does not end there. The US is also eager to exclude the count
上海会所女神会所ry’s high-tech companies from global value chains. Trump recently announced that he would allow US co
mpanies to continue to sell to Chinese high-tech giant Huawei, after a months-long campaign against the company. But it r
emains highly unlikely that the US administration – which reversed a similarly aggressive policy toward sm
artphone company ZTE last year – will abandon its efforts to strangle China’s high-tech industries.上海会所女神会所
China has three options. First, it could accede to US pressure to disengage from global value chains. Second, it could remain
committed to integration, hoping that, thanks to existing interconnections, sanctions on Chinese high-tech com上海会所
panies will also hurt their US counterparts (such as Qualcomm) enough for the US administration to back d
上海会所女神会所own. The third option is to focus on supporting domestic high-tech companies’ effo
rts to strengthen their own positions within global value chains and develop contingency plans.
hina Petrole上海会所品茶微信um and Chemical Corp, the world’s larg
est refiner by volume, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Russia’s Novatek and Gazp
rombank to market natural and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China, Sinopec said on Thursday.
The agreement, which aims to sell LNG produced by Novatek in the Arctic, was signed fo
llowing talks in Moscow between Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and Chinese President, Xi Jinping.
The agreement will be of considerable economic and social benefit an
d will further diversify China’s natural gas imports, while meeting ever-increasing ga
s demand in the country, said Dai Houliang, China Petrochemical Corp president.
success of winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2012, Zhang Qinghua, professor at Beijing Normal University, believes that Mo’s way of dealing with this h
as been to make a return to his hometown, a village in Gaomi, Shandong province, both in reality and spiritually.
Mo didn’t publish any new work in the five years following the award, when in 2017 he
released several short stories, poems and theater works, mainly reminiscing about his hometown.
Unlike Mo’s former novels, Peking University professor Chen Xiaoming notes th
at his new works are more reserved, realistic stylistically and employ more simple language. Literary cri
tic Li Jingze is impressed that Mo has remained acutely sensitive to the realities of urban and rural life.
na, and the one-China principle is the foundation of China-US relations and an international consensus,” Shao said.
“The US side has conducted a series of negative rhetoric and actions regarding the Taiwan questi
on, violated the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiques,” he said.
“This has undermined China’s sovereignty and security, sent a seriously wrong message to
Taiwan secessionists, and disrupted regional peace and stability,” Shao said, adding that China must, and will be, reunified.
d, the Chinese military will adamantly protect its territorial integrity at all costs,” he said.
As for the South China Sea, Shanahan accused China of undermini
ng freedom of navigation and overflight in the region, and militarizing the local islands.
ries boasting the concept, which originated in Japan, have sprung up in many cities includi
ng Shanghai, Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, and Shenzhen and Guangzhou, both in Guangdong province.
Kong Yanling is a big fan of singles-friendly restaurants. The 25-year-old unattached Xi’an res
ident remembers passing a Korean-style chicken restaurant a few years ago and deciding to drop in.
However, the waitress at the door told her the restaurant only served large, shared platters. Kong took the hint and left.
She has also found herself dining with strangers involuntarily when waiters have asked if she minded other people sharing her table.
“I don’t mind eating alone, but sometimes things like that really bugged me. I am ve
ry happy to see more singles-friendly restaurants appearing so there is more choice when eating out,” she said.
he Sichuan-Tibet Railway, the second railway line linking the Tibet autonomous region to other parts of China, will opera
te high-speed trains with a designed running speed of 200 kilometers per hour, thecover.cn reported.
China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd, which is designing the line, revealed a draft plan on Wednesday that tra
ins on the whole Sichuan-Tibet line will travel with a designated speed of 200 km/h, with some segments limited to 160 km/h.
The 1,600-kilometer-long line under construction is designed to start from Chengdu, pass through Ya’an and Kan
gding, then enter Tibet via Qamdo and end at Lhasa. The 140-kilometer Chengdu-Ya’an high-speed railway, whic
h serves part of the Sichuan-Tibet Railway, started operation last year with a maximum speed of 200 km/h.