ally those whole-heartedly trumpeting an all-round trade war.
But as Paulson also pointed out, what is at stake goes far above and beyond a trade war.
上海千花坊Which is why, despite their continuing differences, Beijing and Washington should work together to make the upcoming Xi-Trump meeting a success.
Economic disputes will not come in the way of China’s reform and opening-up efforts to attract investment
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volves a lot of issues, which need further clarification. The Chinese believe in truth and are not afraid of the clarifications.
• Is the Sino-US trade relationship a zero-sum game?上海千花坊女神会所
Some people in the US stirred up economic and trade friction with China with a solitary reason in mind – loss of profit to US firms and excessive gains for Chinese firms in bilateral
上海千花坊trade, making the issue a threat to Washington’s economic and even national security. This view, which is full of Cold War bias, reflects the hegemony and zero-sum ga
me thinking. Is Sino-US economic and trade relation a zero-sum or win-win game? The answer is clearly both in theory and in practice.
In international economic cooperation, trade relations are based on mutually beneficial exchanges, rather than a zero-sum game in which one side benefits and the o
t上海千花坊女神会所her loses. International trade can lead to optimized allocation of global resources, the common development of all economies involved and the common pr
ogress of human society. The history of international trade and the trade between China and the US have proved that such a practice is effective, and such p
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untries, bilateral trade in goods increased 252-fold, from less than $2.5 billion to $633.5 billion between 1979 and 2018.
In the past four decades, two-way investment has grown from almost zero to over $160 bil
lion, making the two countries a vital investment partner for each other. The history of Sino-US ec
onomic and trade relations proves that both countries have benefited in industrial development and optimization. The trade relations have cre
ated a situation in which both parties won rather than one in which China progressed and the US lost out.
• Is US’ insistence on “fair trade “really fair?
Some people in the United States accuse China of adopting unfair and unequal trade policies that
have caused the US trade deficit with China. They tried to grab fair trade as a way to keep the moral high
ground in public opinion. However, what is “fair trade”? Fairness is a matter of history. In international trade, due to the difference in the stages of developm
ent, specific conditions and interests from different countries, in order to make trade happen smoothly, the
international community has formed trade rules through negotiations on an equal footing.
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.
ge’s UK Independence Party won with 26.8 percent, followed by Labour on 24.7 percent and the Conse
rvatives on 23.3 percent. The Greens won 7.7 percent in 2014 and the Liberal Democrats 6.7 percent. Turnout was 35.6 percent.
Greater access to China’s financial sector will encourage global investors and dispel the gloom clouding the g
lobal economy amid Beijing’s trade tensions with Washington, according to senior officials and economists.
Chinese financial regulators are preparing a comprehensive opening-up, with more new measures in the pipeline. Foreig
n institutions with advanced performance in risk management, credit rating, consumer finance, endowments and
health insurance are especially welcome, senior officials stressed over the weekend.
The opening measures will offset part of the negative impacts of trade friction on economic re
covery, and enable China to reach its GDP growth target of above 6 percent this year, they said.
magazine of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. He said more efforts a
re needed to implement the proactive fiscal policy and boost efficiency this year.
Preventing and defusing local governments’ hidden debt risks is key to controlling major risks, he said.
Innovative financial tools will be introduced for debt swaps, and the indebted comp
anies will be allowed to choose the same way, under guidance from the local governments, Liu Shangxi, hea
d of the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences, the Ministry of Finance’s think tank, told China Daily.
“The total amount of hidden debt waiting to be swapped has not yet been calculated, as this
round of debt swaps will not involve the government’s administrative orders, but depends on the ma
rket’s appetite based on the evaluation of the potential default risks and the companies’ solvency,” he said.
government on Tuesday to consider the costs it would bear through raising tariffs.
He reiterated that China will never capitulate under any external pressure and hopes the US meets China halfway.
The US has no need to “worry about” China’s affairs, Geng said at a daily news conference. The country has made progress i
improving its foreign investment environment and has become a popular investment destination, he sa
id, citing the expansion of US-based Exxon Mobil Corp and Tesla Inc in the market last year.
Geng stressed that China welcomes foreign companies to increase investment in the market and will co
ntinue to establish a more stable, fair, transparent and predictable investment and business environment.
traded and they can redirect trade toward one country, away
from others. They cannot directly affect any country’s worldwide current account balance. A count
ry that saves less than it invests will have to borrow foreign funds to import foreign goods to make up that difference.
There are two ways to reduce the US trade deficit. A serious recession would reduce investme
nt, but nobody advocates that as a strategy. The only other path is to change the US financial and gove
rnment system to encourage increased savings. China has almost nothing to do with it.
Ironically, the disputes between the US and China center around both nations’ legitimate desires to
protect some current low-skilled jobs, or at least to allow an easier transition to new jobs and industries.
US administration’s economic policy has rightly focused on the need to
retain jobs for working-class people in the US. And, China’s companies that export to the U
and external shocks from the long-term trend and to conclude that China’s potential growth rate really is 6-6.5 percent.
Many Chinese economists cite long-term supply-side structural factors－such as demographic agi
ng, environmental degradation, and a lack of progress on reform－to argue that China has simply en
tered a new stage of development, characterized by significantly lower potential growth rates.
Structural factors don’t explain falling growth rate
While this may be true－everyone in China agrees that 9-10 perce
nt annual growth rates are a thing of the past－there is no clear indication of how much Chin
a’s growth potential has actually declined. Long-term supply-side structural factors do not explain, for exam
ple, why the growth rate fell from 12.1 percent in the first quarter of 2010 to 7.4 percent in the third quarter of 2013.
study of Chinese history and religious traditions in college. Horne began studying Ch
inese in fourth grade, and it’s “both a personal journey and an intellectual journey”, he said.
“That diversity — another way to see the world, another way to look at things — has brought so much into my life,” Horne said.
Charlotte Christensen, vice-president of the Oregon China Council, has worked for years with Chinese people and organizations.
Christensen, who took second prize, also witnessed friendships going
beyond the personal level. The state of Oregon developed a sister-state/province rela
tionship with Fujian province 35 years ago and a state/municipality relationship with Tianjin in 2014.
“China raised 800 million of her people from poverty and made it a p
riority to restore her natural environment to become an ecological civilization,” she said.
The Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition opened just two days before the May holiday, giving