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 — theRead More →

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 researchRead More →

 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. USRead More →

ch and field development resources to expand in the Chinese market over the coming years, he said. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said last month that the two countries’ negotiating teams are hashing out the text of a deal, including an enforcem ent mechanism, based on mutual respect and benefit. Both countries, the world’s two biggest ec onomies, have been intensifying their consultations and aiming to break the deadlock in a timely manner. In the ninth round of trade consultations, negotiators discussed tec hnology transfers, protection of intellectual property rights, non-tariff measures, the s ervice sector, agriculture, trade imbalances and enforcement mechanisms. Trade betweenRead More →

About 20 Chinese martial arts schools in the Wudang Mountain region have tra ined about 30,000 kung fu enthusiasts from around the world. Yuan Xiugang, a member of the Wudang Martial Arts Association, has taugh t over 60 foreign students since 1995. One of his apprentices, Jack, a 29-year-old from Ill inois in the US, first arrived in Wudang 10 years ago. Now Jack has become a kung fu coach. “My goal is to open a school in the US, letting more Americans appreciate authentic Chinese martial arts,” he said. Thomas, another of Yuan’s students, is from France and explores tea culture. He leases aboutRead More →

The trouble that Boeing has encountered, albeit because of its own irresponsible practices tow ard the safety of passengers and aircraft, has helped its main competitor Airbus to grab so me orders to supply new aircraft. Airbus’ gain and Boeing’s loss in stock market since the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10 re flects a duopoly market’s sentiment, and demand and supply relations. Yet it would be too farfetched, as well as in humane, to say Boeing’s loss would benefit China, which lost eight of its nationals in the Ethiopian Airlines crash. Nonetheless, the plane crash could help end the world’s obsession with aerospaceRead More →

  all of US higher education in order to promote bilateral educational exchanges, he said.   ”I am here precisely because, like you, I believe these ties are extremely import ant for our academic institutions, but even more importantly, for our nations,” he said.   He noted that there are a large number of overseas students from China at Har vard, and the Chinese language is among the most popular foreign languages at the institution.   He also expressed his admiration for the great emphasis the Ch inese government has placed on education and its efforts to enhance higher education, addi ng that Harvard University is ready to moveRead More →

  Earlier on Saturday, Ardern said the country’s gun law would be changed.   She spoke to the public at 4:00 pm local time. She said: “This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days. My thoughts are with Christchurch.”   ”It is an unprecedented violence in New Zealand. There is no place for such extreme violence in New Zealand.”   ”Our gun law will be changed,” said Ardern, noting that the killers had a legitimate gun license.   Five guns were discovered, two of which were semi-automatic guns, she said.   Other weapons and firearms were also retrieved by the police after the attacks on Friday.   Police Commissioner Mike Bush toldRead More →

  Nebraska rescue teams have been pulling trapped residents out of flood waters since Thursday.   James Wilke, a Columbus farmer, got a call to assist a stranger, and never came home. Acco rding to CNN affiliate KMTV, a close family friend posted on social media about his last moments.   ”It is no surprise to anyone that knew James that when he got the phone call to assist eme rgency responders … his answers would be yes,” Jodi L. Hefti wrote on Facebook.   ”With the guidance of emergency responders, James drove his tractor over the Shell Cree k bridge on the Monestary Road and the bridge gaveRead More →

Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, killing all 189 people on board the Lion Air flight. The cockpit data recorder showed that the jet’s airspeed indicator had mal functioned on its last four flights, though Lion Air initially claimed that problems with the aircraft had been fixed. China’s civil aviation authority asked domestic airlines to temporarily suspend operatio n of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after a model operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed on Sunday. All 157 people on board the aircraft from Addis Ababa to Nairobi died in the accident, according to Ethiopian Airlines. It i s the second timeRead More →