The meeting required Shanxi province, a coal-abundan

t area in North China, to conduct pilot reforms in its energy industry and take the lead in the whole country in areas suc

h as promoting clean and low-carbon energy use and enhancing innovation in energy technologies, it said.

Efforts should be stepped up to build a higher-level, higher-quality food s

ecurity system that is more efficient and more sustainable to guarantee the nation’s grain

reserves, the statement saidThe head of the US-China Business Council, whose members include major US chip

makers that are suppliers to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, said that the ban on the Chinese telecom giant would come at a co

st to US businesses, and that fair engagement across technologies would be better than decoupling.

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Over 80 percent believed internship experience on the

e mainland will improve their competitiveness, and most expected to learn more of the vocational culture and work environment.

The HKUYA Student Exchange Network, an organization unde

r the Hong Kong United Youth Association, launched this year’s summer internship program on Wednesday.

More than 200 Hong Kong college students will go to Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin and Dalian to take part in a six-week

program. They will work in government organs, State-owned enterprises, cultural and business institutions.

Stanley Choi Tak Shing, honorary chairman of the student exchange network, said he hoped students would learn

more about the country’s development through the internship, especially those who want to work on the mainland.

A student who will work in the Mei Lanfang Theater in Beijing this summer vacation said she wanted to work in the art indu

stry after graduation, and expected to learn more about the industry through the internship.

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new college graduates aged up to 24 years old increased by

ed by 8.4 percentage points, as the global financial crisis caused demands to fall drastically. It i

s possible that the Sino-US trade dispute could have a similar impact on the job market.

So the government should implement an expansionary macroeconomic policy to create a loose em

ployment environment and better implement social security measures to cope with frictional u

nemployment and the structural employment problem of college graduates.

To offset the possible negative impact of the Sino-US trade dispute on college graduates’ employment, the government sho

uld also expand post-graduate enrollment, increase internships for unemployed college graduates and imp

lement favorable policies to ease the enterprises’ financial burden so they can recruit more employees.

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he May report summarized that China’s growth appear

ears to be stabilizing on the back of recently enhanced supportive measures.

The report expanded the number of countries it scrutinizes for curr

ency manipulation to 21 from 12. Countries with a current account surplus with the US e

quivalent to 2 percent of GDP were put on the watch list, compared with 3 percent of GDP before.

China didn’t meet the “currency manipulator” criteria listed by the US Treasury, but Washi

ngton will continue assessing the RMB’s performance given China’s large trade surplus with the US, the report said.

The US Treasury removed India from the watch list, while it added Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam.

“Chinese authorities have not used the exchange rate in prior easing

cycles to support growth, and they are unlikely to do so now, as this could pose macr

oeconomic stability risk,” said Andrew Fennell, lead sovereign analyst for China at Fitch Ratings.

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President’s Russia visit eyes global stabilityernational Coo

President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Russia reflects close cooperation between China and Russia, which is impo

rtant to maintain the stability of the international community amid rising uncertainties, analysts said.

Xi will make a state visit to Russia from June 5 to 7 and attend the 23rd St. Petersburg Inter

national Economic Forum, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced on Wednesday.

The trip is part of the annual exchange of visits between the two countries’

heads of state, after Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the Second Belt and Road For

um for International Cooperation in Beijing in April and had talks with Xi on the sidelines.

The visit will further display the strength of bilateral ties, which are developing “very good” momentum both politically and

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

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rche which, under threat from Marine le Pen’s National

has taken a tougher line on protection of agriculture. France, for example, is opposed to including agriculture in transatlantic trade talks.

The Greens are one of the big winners in the elections (even beating Germ

any’s Social democrats into second place), and they will seek to impose strict conditions reg

arding climate change, the environment and human rights on future trade deals. This attitude will also make it dif

ficult to agree a new trade deal with the US, as it has not endorsed the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Although the nationalist and populist parties now have more seats, it does not mean they will form a united front in the EP. Th

ere are divisions on trade, on the environment and on dealing with China. Some of these parties, such as the Na

tional Front, are seen as firm opponents of free trade, whereas Alternative for Germany and Matteo Sal

vini’s Lega Nord in Italy tend to be more supportive (depending on the content of the trade agreement).

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Cyclists should travel on the right and be aware that rid

t riding against the traffic and parking are not allowed on the bikeway. In t

he event of a bicycle breakdown, cyclists should wheel their bikes to the nearest exi

t and leave the bikeway, keeping to the right side of the road, said the rules. There are eight entrances and exits on th

e 6.5-km bikeway and six of them are equipped with assistive mobility devices for bicycles.

To better meet the needs of commuters, a reversible lane has been introdu

ced on the bikeway, and cyclists should ride in the direction shown on the signs.

Some 11,600 commuters travel between Huilongguan and Shangdi daily, and the ope

ning of the reversible lane is expected to provide convenience to them during rush hours.

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He said it does no one any favors to delink over poss

ssible national security concerns. Fair engagement across technologies is a better way to secure national security than delinking.

“The cost of decoupling will be very high for both economies,” he said. “Engage

ment in a fair competition with common rules is a far better outcome than decoupling.”

If there has to be some “decoupling” due to “valid national security conc

erns” in both countries, that should be kept to a minimum and not exaggerated, he said.

“Normal commerce is in the interest of both of our countries. And we should pursue it vigorously,” he added.

Allen also said members of the council are worried that they are now i

n a “very uncertain time” when the already tense situation could potentially deteriorate, as th

e world’s top two economies are embroiled in a protracted trade dispute with the Trum

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Li Daokui, director of the Academic Center for Chine

se Economic Practice and Thinking at Tsinghua University, said China “should be more confident” in accelerating open

ing-up of its financial sector, which will help global investors seize numerous opportunities in the Chinese market.

Domestic financial institutions are now capable of engaging i

n fiercer competition with global peers as their service abilities in many aspe

cts, such as banking and insurance, have improved a lot over the past years, Li said.

Despite headwinds from the trade tensions, global investors are still optimistic about China’s economic pro

spects, said Zhang Zhiwei, Deutsche Bank’s chief China economist and head of China equity strategy.

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The US administration’s “America first” policy, repres

ented by its unilateral and protectionist moves, has harmed both countries’ economic interests an

d proved to be a drag on the global economy, as the recent turmoil in the international capital market shows.

Simulation tests of large general equilibrium models show that

both countries’ economic indicators would suffer due to the US tariff hike on $200 billio

n of Chinese goods two weeks ago. For example, China’s GDP could decline by 0.657 percent, manufacturing jobs by 1.02

8 percent, exports by 3.359 percent, and imports by 1.384 percent, while the decrease in the US’ GDP would be 0.004 per

cent, manufacturing jobs 0.652 percent, exports 1.876 percent, and imports 3.883 percent. And global GDP, ma

nufacturing jobs and trade could reduce by 0.123 percent, 0.28 percent and 0.79 percent.

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