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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.
oing supply-side structural reform, as it is still dominated by the 268-trillion-yuan banking system, the analysts said.
ucturing process will accelerate as more foreign capital moves in, which can boost competition in the domestic market, the analysts added.
In the med
ium term, continued financial reform and more opening-up measures co uld boost capital inflows, said Lillian Li, a vice-president at rating agency Moody’s.
disputes between China and the United States and uncertainty over monetary policy in global markets may dam pen capital inflows, and the pace of capital inflow is likely to fluctuate in the near term, she said.
e world’s second-largest equity market and the third-largest bond market, China will likely usher in more inte rnational capital flows in the longer term, if the nation further liberalizes its financial system, she added.
ic and trade consultations, with a goal of implementing the consensuses President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump r
eached in December, said Xue Rongjiu, deputy director of the China Society for WTO Studies in Beijing.
China has made various moves recently to expand the new round of reform and opening-up — such as the approval of the Foreign Investm
in March and further facilitating trade connectivity under the Belt and Road Initiative. It will cont inue opening its market in a proactive, steady and orderly manner, in accordance with its own development ne
eds and its own pace and timetable, to benefit Chinese and global consumers across the world, said Tu Xinquan, a pro
fessor of international trade at the Univer
sity of International Business and Economics in Beijing. James Collins, CEO of Corteva Agriscience, the agricultural division of US-bas
Pont, said he hopes the two countries will reach a positive resolution, to benefit both countries and the re st of the
world. Collins said his firm was “not so much affected” in the short term by China-US trade tensions.
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.
fivefold in the past few years, which helps reduce trade disparities with developed
economies. He called on all CEE nations to take th
e opportunity to deepen economic and trade cooperation with China. Zhong Shan, minister of commerce, said over 1,000 people participated, the most since th
e event started nine yea rs ago. “It demonstrates the increasing confidence in the forum and cooperation with China at large,” he said.
t years, China’s trade with CEE nations has seen rapid growth. According to the Ministry of Commerce, China’s imports from the countries have risen by 24.6 percent to $23 billion. Chinese compan
ies have invested over $10 billion in CEE nations, which in turn have injected more than $1.5 billion into China,
focusing on machinery, auto compone
nts, the chemical industry, financing and environmental protection. After the forum, Li and Plenkovic attended an exhibition of Chin
a-CEEC education cooperation and a dialogue mechanism to boost cooperation among small an
d medium-sized enterprises from both sides. Before leaving for Beijing, Li also had separate
ent of the Belt and Road Initiative, are boosted by China and Azerbaijan
via linking people of the two countries in cultural ex
change, education, human itarian dialogue and tourism cooperation. China and Azerbaijan signed a m
emorandum of understanding to stim ulate tourism between the two countries. “Data from 2018 shows 15,000 Chinese tourists visited Azerbaijan last year, w
hich is not enough of course, and we aim to do mor
e to attract more visitors in the coming years,” Hajiyev said. He also highlighted education exchanges between the two countries, as China has sent students to study language in Azerba
ijan and viceAs Azerbaijan has a favorable political and geographic location
, the country aims to become a tran sport hub connecting Europe and Asia under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. “The point of the transp
ortation network is to integrate it with the original countries,” Hajiyev said, adding Azerbaijan has built a network of transp
ortation including seaports, airports, railways and land roads.-versa. “We are looking forward to increase the numb
er of (students) because we see they can play the role of a humanitarian bridge between our countries.”