Eight life-size Terracotta Warriors from China are among the works sho
wn as part of a rare exhibition being hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
The exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality/Cai Guo-Qiang: The Transient Landscape, runs from May 24 to Oct 13.
It offers a new perspective on China’s traditional culture with more than 160 exhibits
on show, including the Qin emperor’s Terracotta Warriors, which were discovered in 1974 in China’s nor
thwestern Shaanxi province, and are widely described as one of the wonders of the world.
The exhibition features eight warriors and two life-size horses from the im
perial army, as well as two half-size replicas of bronze chariots, each drawn by four horses.
authority intervention in foreign exchange markets over the past se
veral months, according to the US Treasury’s semiannual foreign-exchange report to Congress.
The May report summarized that China’s growth appears to be stabilizing on the back of recently enhanced supportive measures.
The report expanded the number of countries it scrutinizes for curre
ncy manipulation to 21 from 12. Countries with a current account surplus with the US
equivalent to 2 percent of GDP were put on the watch list, compared with 3 percent of GDP before.
China didn’t meet the “currency manipulator” criteria listed by the US Treasury, but Washington will continue asse
ssing the RMB’s performance given China’s large trade surplus with the US, the report said.
fame and fortune, serving as a role model for military officers, rank-and-file soldiers and veterans across the country, Xi said.
Zhang, a member of the CPC, was a soldier of Brigade 359 of the Northwest Field Army, o
ne of the main forces of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army during the Liberation War between 1945 and 1949.
He was honored by the Northwest Field Army several times for performing meritorious deeds as he braved enemy fire. He
was twice given the honorary title of Combat Hero. When he retired from the PLA, Zhang chose to work in the pov
erty-stricken mountainous areas in Laifeng, a remote county in Hubei province. He dedicated his life to the peo
ple, holding posts ranging from community-level government official to deputy manager of a local bank.
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