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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.
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).
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.