hina-US trade has benefited both countries: report

hina-United States trade has been mutually beneficial, and the

US has reaped substantial benefits from bilateral econo

mic and trade cooperation, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday in a research report.

“China-US economic and trade cooperation has reached unprecedented depth and breadth,” said the report, noti

ng that bilateral trade surged last year by roughly 252 times since 1979 to $633.5 billion.

Bilateral trade in services exceeded $125 billion in 2018, and two-wa

y direct investment has totaled nearly $160 billion in the past four decades.

Since the current US administration came to power, it has ignored the mutual econ

omic and trade cooperation between two nations, said Gao Feng, the ministry’s spokesman.

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The festival was held in an open square at a cultural zone

 redeveloped from a local cement plant, a former symbol of its economic boo

m. And the locals are working together to turn the venue into a cultural landmark tha

t will eventually include a cinema, a creative writing residence and a cultural center named after Jia.

A special thesis oral defense was held for a seriously injured third-year graduate student at a hospital in Central China’s Henan province on Sunday.

The student, Cheng Yanfang, who was about to graduate this year from East China Univ

ersity of Political Science and Law, became a paraplegic after a car accident in April.

“Finishing her thesis, getting her master’s degree and becoming a teacher is my sister’s biggest dream,” Cheng Hao, Cheng Yanfang

‘s younger brother, told thepaper.cn. He said even though the accident left her with no feeling below he

r chest, she maintained her rehabilitation training and read papers in her spare time.

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The visit will further display the strength of bilateral tie

ties, which are developing “very good” momentum both politically and econom

ically, said Ruan Zongze, vice-president of the China Institute of International Studies.

Trade between the two countries “made a major breakthrough” and exceeded $100 billion in 2018, and the two permanent mem

bers of the United Nations Security Council have been coordinating closely on major international issues, Ruan said.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties, which are said to have reached their best level in history.

Also, the attendance of the two countries’ leaders at each other’s internat

ional forums shows both sides’ support for an open global economy, Ruan added.

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na photovoltaic modules export jumps 77% in nels in Dingh

Thanks to huge demand in the emerging markets, China’s export of photovoltaic modules jumped 77.63 percent to 16.78 GW in

the first quarter, with exports value rising 31.89 percent to $4.39 billion, news portal Jiemian reported.

The report, citing newly released Import and Export Analysis Report of China’s Photovoltaic Prod

ucts in Q1 2019 by the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Pr

ducts, said the cut in prices of China’s photovoltaic modules boosted purchase of overseas buyers.

The top five export destinations of China’s photovoltaic products

in the first quarter were Vietnam, the Netherlands, India, Japan, and Australia, the report said.

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Britain’s May to agree departure after latest Brexit deal bid

 British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out a timetable for her departure in early June after the latest attempt to get her Br

exit deal approved by parliament, the chairman of a powerful Conservative committee said on Thursday.

Three years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there is littl

e clarity over when, how and even whether Brexit will happen, prompting some in her party to c

all for a new approach to the country’s biggest policy shift in more than 40 years.

May has promised to step down after her Brexit deal is approved by lawma

kers. But many in her party want her to set out clearly when she will quit if the agr

eement is rejected for a fourth time, and others are demanding her immediate departure.

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That China has responded to the US trade aggression in

such a restrained manner and conducted the talks with the utmost sincerity may have misled the US administration into thinking it has pushed Beijing onto the back foot.

But China’s responsible attitude and its desire to settle the dispute through consultations should not be viewed as signs of weakness.

Indeed, its stance could not be clearer: The US can persist in trying to coerce China into acce

pting its unreasonable demands, but no matter how hard it tries, China will not knuckle under.

China does not want to enter into a trade war with the US; but that does not mean it is afraid of one.

China agreed to hold trade talks with the US not because it feared what the

US might do or because it is worried about losing its trade with the US, but because it

genuinely believes that dialogue is the best way for countries to resolve their differences and find ways to benefit each ot

her, and because, as a responsible country, it always keeps the bigger picture and longer time frame in mind.

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he university terminated He’s employment contra

 following the incident. A team of investigators said he deliberately evaded oversight to

conduct the research in pursuit of fame and profit and may face criminal charges.

“In our view, China is at a crossroads,” the four scholars said in the Nature commentary. “The government must mak

e substantial changes to protect others from the potential effects of reckless human experimentation.”

The authors were Lei Ruipeng, professor of bioethics at the School of the Humanities and Centre for Bioethics at Huazho

ng University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei province; Zhai Xiaomei, professor of bioethics and heal

th policy at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences’ Centre for Bioethics, in Beijing; Zhu Wei, an associate professor at

Fudan University’s Centre for Applied Ethics in Shanghai; and Qiu Renzong, a philosophy of science and bioethics pr

ofessor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Philosophy, in Beijing.

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In the statement, the ASA urged Washington to hold off

f on additional tariffs and rapidly conclude negotiations with China, including lifti

ng the existing Section 301 tariffs in exchange for China removing its retaliatory 25 percent tariff on US soybeans.

“We need a positive resolution of this ongoing tariff dispute, not further escalation of tensions,” Stephens was quoted as saying.

The United States announced Wednesday that it would raise tariffs on $200

billion worth of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent, effective on May 10.

China on Wednesday expressed regrets over the planned measures in a statement, saying “Ch

ina deeply regrets this, and will be forced to take necessary countermeasures if the US side puts the tariff measures into effect.”

The Chinese Commerce Ministry also confirmed earlier this week

that at the invitation of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secr

etary Steven Mnuchin, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who is also chief of the Chinese side of the China-US com

prehensive economic dialogue, will visit the United States on Thursday and Friday to attend the 1

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The room charges are almost the same as a regular

hotel, with the cheapest costing 158 yuan ($23) per day for a small breed, and more than 300 yuan for

bigger breeds. The VIP room, which has a TV set and more space, comes with additional charges.

But the prices don’t deter pet owners and Chen said during the Labor Day holiday room

s were sold out two weeks in advance, and the VIP option was among the most popular.

According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in 2018, domestic travel reached 5.54 billion journeys, up 10.8 per

cent year-on-year, while outbound travel topped 291 million, up 7.8 percent year-on-year.

Meanwhile, pet ownership has been rising steadily in China, from

59.12 million pets in 2017 to 73.55 million in 2018, up 24 percent year-on-year, ac

cording to an industry report released by Goumin.com, the country’s biggest online pet community.

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Messi shines as Barca secure their 8th league title in year

Leo Messi scored the only goal of the game as FC Barcelona

beat Levante 1-0 to assure the 2018-19 Liga Santander title on Saturday night.

Barca coach Ernesto Valverde again rotated his starting 11 for the game and Messi spent the fir

st 45 minutes watching from the sidelines. Barca controlled the first half with Luis Suarez and Philippe Cou

tinho testing Levante keeper Aitor Fernandez, who was his side’s best player in the opening 45 minutes.

Despite Barca’s dominance, they were unable to open the scorin

g and Messi replaced Coutinho at the start of the second half to try and find a way through.

He was on target for the 34th time in the league this season in the 62n

d minute as he fired home a left foot shot following a headed pass from Arturo Vidal.

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