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The emerging service sector also grew very fast, Meng said.
In April, the information transmission industry
, along with software and inform ation technology services, grew 25 percent year-on-year, 17.6 percentage points higher than the national index of services.
etail sales amounted to 3.04 trillion yuan ($440.2 billion) in the first four m onths, a year-on-year increase of 17.8 percent. Around 17.07 billion parcels were delivered, up 24.8 percent over last year.
d the transformation of traditional industries is speeding up as they combine with information technology. “Through implementing national big data and inter
net plus strategies, internet, big da ta, and artificial intelligence technologies have been widely used in China’s real economy,” she said
I hope all Asian countries will respect and trust each other, co-exist in harmony, expand cross-border, cross-time-and-space as well as cross-civ
ilization exchanges, and jointly maintain the peac
eful time that is more valuable than gold.
Asian people expect Asia of common prosperity I hope all Asian countries will jointly promot
e economic globalization that is open, inclusiv e, balanced, and beneficial to all, and work together to eliminate poverty and backwardness in some countries.
Civilizations will lose vitality if countries go back to isolation and cut themselves off from the rest of the world.
Mutual r espect, equal treatment among civilizations stressed It is foolish to believe that one’s race and civilization are superior to
others, and it is disastrous to willfully reshape or even replace other civilizations.
American Soybean Association President Davie Stephens said on Tuesday.
Donald Trump threatened in a tweet on Sunday to increase tariffs. Stephens, a grower from Clinton, Kentucky, said that US farmers are in a tough situation, and with depressed prices
old stocks forecast to double before the 2019 harvest begins in September, farmers urgently need the China market. “We need a positive resolution of this ongoing tariff dispute, not further escalation of tensions,” he said in a release p
osted on the ASA web site. Nicole Kaeding, vice-president of federal and special projects at the Washington-based Tax Foun
dation, said that if the Trump administr
ation follows through on the president’s threat, it’s US taxp ayers, not Chinese taxpayers, who will pay the price — thanks to higher prices and fewer job opportunities.
of cooperation, defined key areas and strengthened the mechanism to seek high-quality development of the BRI, he said.
Leaders reached wide-ranging agreement on high-qu
ality cooperation on the BRI at the leaders’ roundtable on Saturday after an i n-depth exchange of views on issues such as connectivity, policy integration and sustainable development.
They supported comprehensive infrastruc
ture connectivity as a way to foster economic growth and to build high-q uality, reliable, resilient and sustainable infrastructure, according to a joint communique issued after the roundtable.
ties involved supported strengthening synergies in development policies using the principle of extensive consultations, joint contributions for shared benefits and building even closer partnerships, the joint communique said.
The leaders also upheld green and sustaina
ble growth and agreed to enhance cooperation in areas such as environ mental protection, circular economy and clean energy, according to the communique.
tween China and economies related to the Belt and Road Initiative ex
ceeded $130 billion between 2013 and 2018, inj
ecting new growth momentum into BRI-rela ted countries and contributing to recovery of the global economy, senior Chinese officials said on Monday.
irect investment in BRI-related countries grew by 5.2 percent a nnually on average to surpass $90 billion between 2013 and 2018, Song Lihong, an officia
l in the Ministry of Commerce’s Compreh
ensive Department, said at a news conference. Song said that in the same period, China had received a total of
$40 billion in inbound investment from BRI coun
tries as two-way investment deepened. Within the five years, the value of the projects completed
by Chinese companies in BRI economies amounted to $400 billion, Song said.
The value of trade in goods between China and BRI-related economies exceeded $6 trillion in the same period, an av
rage annual growth of 4 percent, higher than the overall growth of China’s foreign trade, he added.
interest in philosophy, history, literature, culture, music and sports, and that he first cul
tivated many of these interests back in middle sch
ool and they have stayed with him ever since. His job is serving the people, and he works hard with a busy schedule, but takes great pleasure in his work, Xi wrote.
The Niles N
orth students also inquired whether Xi likes the US. Xi answered in the letter that he has visited their country many times and is impressed with the “beautiful landscape, hos
pitable people and diverse culture”, and he made
a lot of friends, including some young people. He said the students are “wonderful” and expressed hope that they will make greater progress in studying Chinese.
g Chinese will help them better understand China, a d get acquainted with more Chinese friends and Chinese-speaking friends across the world, Xi said.
rn plateau in 2015 from Jiangsu, whose students regularly post some of the best exam result
s in China. Some members of the original teachin
g group have left and been replaced by new arrivals. As experts in teaching methods and education theory, they we
re keen to bring their experience and knowledge to Tibet, where education was once exclusive to the ar
istocracy. Their efforts are paying off, as both stu
dents and local teachers are benefiting from their presence. The school, a secondary boarding establishment, was establ
ished by the Jiangsu government in 2014 with an investment of 263 million yuan ($39 million).
It is home
to 2,890 students, more than 90 percent of whom are Tibetan, and the 316 teachers provide 63 classes. Exc uding the 47 educators from Jiangsu, the teachers are locals of both Han and Tibetan ethnicity.
nts, from juniors to seniors, said the Jiangsu teachers ar e more patient and softer-tempered than those at their old schools and the classes are more interesting.