der the framew阿拉爱上海女神会所ork of the Belt and Road Initiative, he said, China will facilitate imports of agricultu ral products such as soybeans and grains from the Central Asian countries to its huge market. “Priority will be given to the agricultural and husbandry fields in futu re cooperation between China and the Central Asian nations,” he added. Xi will also have a series of bilateral meetings with some of the lea ders of other countries attending the SCO summit, and he will exchange views with th em on bilateral ties as well as the major international issues of common concern, Zhang said. One prominent problem inRead More →

obile consumption environment. Automobile plate lotteries and bidding indicators in Guan gzhou and Shenzhen will be broadened, and no other cities in Guangdong province may introd uce automobile purchase restriction regulations. The government will strengthen the supervision of automobile sales, the maintenance and acc essories industry, and establish a public notice system for automobile sales. Meanwhile, the used car consumer mar ket will be improved and procedures for used car transactions will be simplified. The Implementation Plan clearly states its aim to stabilize housing co nsumption. The province will expand the supply of rental housing and the coverage of perma nent residents in public rental housing, and housing provident fund systems. The provinceRead More →

China and Niger should enhance Belt and Road cooperation and implemen t major projects in areas such as infrastructure, energy and agriculture, President Xi Jinp ing said on Tuesday. Xi made the remark while meeting with Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou at the Gre at Hall of the People in Beijing. Issoufou is paying a state visit to China from Sunday to Thursday. Witnessed by the two leaders, China and Niger signed a number of cooperation documents after their talks. Xi appre ciated Issoufou’s efforts in promoting the China-Niger and China-Africa friendship over the past few years. Not ing that China and Niger are good friends,Read More →

President Xi Jinping encouraged the Chinese people to be prepared for a new Long March to ward national rejuvenation during a visit to a revolutionary base in Jiangxi province on Monday. “We came here to the starting point of the Long March to exper ience the situation of the Red Army’s departure during those years. Now there is a new Long March, and we should make a new start,” Xi said at a memorial park in Yudu county, Ganzhou. The Long March covered over 12,500 kilometers from October 1934 to October 1936. It was a military maneuver carried out by the Red Army and ledRead More →

China said late on Monday that it will increase tariffs on the bulk o $60 billion of US imports to three categories of rates between 10 percent and 25 percent. For the rest of the US imports, the duty rate remains at 5 percent, acc ording to a statement released by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council. The tariffs will hit around 5,000 products such as food, chem icals and auto parts, and are due to take effect on June 1, the commission said. In a separate statement on Monday, the commission said i t will be open to tariff exemption applications forRead More →

various social conflicts, and said efforts must be made to address legitimate and lawful concerns to safeguard public int erests, and also guide the public in voicing their concerns in a law-based manner to maintain social order. Strong pressure must be maintained to crack down on crimes such as organized gang activity, violent and terroristic cri mes, as well as those related to fraud, robbery, food and drug safety, and environmental protection, Xi said. Calling social fairness and justice a lifeline for judicial and law enforcement work, Xi called for improving the mec hanism of the use of power in law enforcement as well asRead More →

Negotiators from two sides aim to meet next week in Washington to continue Vice-Premier Liu He, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven M nuchin met in Beijing from Tuesday to Wednesday for the 10th round of trade talks between China and the United States. The two sides are working on putting bilateral trade on a stronger footing, and the lat est meetings were productive, Mnuchin wrote on his Twitter account, without giving details. A Chinese team is scheduled to visit Washington next week for another round of talks, Xinhua News Agency reported. Liu is also a member of the Political Bureau ofRead More →

President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on Friday. Here are the highlights. Belt and Road opens up new space for global economic growth Joint building of the Belt and Road has opened up new space for the world’s economic grow th. It also created a new platform to boost international trade and investment, expanded new practices to optim ize the global economic governance, and made new contributions to improving people’s well-being of all countries. High-quality development of Belt and Road stressed The principle of extensive consultation, joint contributionRead More →

Mandarin learners encouraged to play parts in fostering bilateral friendship President Xi Jinping encouraged a group of United States high-school students to boost friendship between China and the US as he replied to their letter written to him in Chinese. “I hope you will make the best of your time, study hard and contribute y our part to a deeper friendship between the people of our two countries,” Xi wrote in th e letter, saying the young generations represent the future of the Sino-US friendship. Over 40 students from Niles North High School in the state of Illinois who are studyi ng Mandarin Chinese recentlyRead More →

The death toll from a rash of bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose past 200, police and local media said. “Altogether we have information of 207 dead from all hospitals. According to the information as of now we have 450 injured peop le admitted to hospitals,” Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told reporters in Colombo. Altogether eight explosions have ripped through the country so far, with six blasts hitting in t he morning and two in the afternoon. The curfew has been imposed from 6 pm Sunday to 6 am local time on Monday. The Morning explosions occurred when hundreds of worshipe rsRead More →