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.
arned against further raising tariffs. “Increasing tariffs will only continue to harm America
n consumers and businesses of all sizes and across all sectors, as well as threat en American econ
omic growth and leadership in innovation,” said Naomi Wilson, the council’s senior director of policy for Asia.
US chemical manufacturers also called for sensible trade policy solutions.
Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council, said on Monday he believed t
he risks of continuing to use tariffs as a negotiating tactic with China are simply too high, and potential benefits remain unclear.
Several organizations, including Tariffs Hurt the Heartland — the national campaign compose
d of more than 150 of the largest US trade organizations in retail, technology, manufacturing and agric
ulture — have in recent days highlighted the negative impact of tariff increases on the US economy and job market.
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.
decade is likely to be driven by greater global financial sector integration,” said Alfred Schip
ke, the International Monetary Fund’s senior resident representative for China.
Chinese students are increasingly diversifying their choices of destinations for overseas stud
ies, with more students choosing to go to the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, a new report showed.
In a multiple choice survey for the annual Report on Chinese Students’ Overseas Study, released
on Tuesday, while the United States remains the most popular destination for overseas study this year, pref
erred by 43 percent of the respondents, this was down by 8 percentage points compared with 2015.
US dominance looks uncertain as the number of students inclined to study in the UK r
ose sharply in 2019, accounting for 41 percent, up 9 percentage points compared with 2015.
an environmentally contained research facility where occupants simulated l
ong-duration self-contained missions with no outside inputs for 200 days — broke the previous
record of 180 days set by researchers in Russia. The team recently won a China May Fourth Medal.
“President Xi has called upon young people to overcome hardships, and that is what our team has been doing,” Yi said.
Qiu Shuiping, Party secretary of Peking University, said the learning institution is pro
ud to be part of history. The university has chosen May 4 as the day to celebrate its founding.
“The choice of the date indicates our resolve to move forward along the path set by the movem
ent to realize national rejuvenation,” he said. “Our teachers and students will work harder to accelerate the
pace of building Peking University into a world-leading academic institution.”
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.
China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) totaled 242.28 billion yuan in the first quarter of t
his year, up 6.5 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Commerce said Thursday.
FDI in China from non-financial sectors reached $35.8 billio
n in the first three months, up 3.7 percent year-on-year.
Investment from South Korea, the United States and Germany in China m
eanwhile increased 79.6 percent, 71.3 percent and 86.1 percent year-on-year, respectively.
Foreign capital flowing to the country’s high-tech manufacturing s
ector surged 14.8 percent year-on-year to 25.97 billion yuan during the same period.
March’s FDI amounted to 95.17 billion yuan, up eight percent year-on-year.
ling and wildlife protection knowledge among the public, and it welcomes public supervision or reports of smuggling.
As social networks and online stores have become increasingly important tools for wildlife s
mugglers, the administration has beefed up its anti-smuggling work online this year.
Customs officials are working on cases involving another 100 tons
of endangered wildlife and wildlife products, of which about 300 kilograms are tusks and ivory products.
Last year, the administration purchased advanced screening and detection equipment to improve th
e efficiency of its anti-smuggling work, according to Wang Wei, director of the administration’s ports supervision department.
People caught entering China with endangered wildlife or wildlife
products worth less than 200,000 yuan ($29,800) face up to five years in prison. If such contr
band goods are worth more than 1 million yuan, the penalty upon conviction is a minimum of 10 years in prison.
nd we know how to do it,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said in a video, according to the report.
Also on Thursday, an Ethiopian official confirmed news reports that the flight crew of the d
oomed flight had followed Boeing’s recommended procedures, at least in part, by disabling the automated anti-s
tall system of the 737 Max 8 but were unable to regain control of the plane before it crashed.
At a news conference in Addis Ababa, the nation’s transportation minis
ter confirmed earlier indications that the plane’s anti-stall system was repeatedly triggere
d in the minutes between the takeoff and crash, but he did not draw definitive conclusions about the crash’s cause.
“The pilots turned the MCAS on and off, but I can’t say how many times, because we will find t
hat out when we have the final report,” Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia’s transportation minister, told The N
ew York Times. Moges was referring to the anti-stall Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System.
The trouble that Boeing has encountered, albeit because of its own irresponsible practices tow