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Soybeans hurt little by US tariff moves

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A farmer sows soybeans with a machine in Woyang country, Anhui province, last month. Liu Qinli/For China Daily

Trade frictions between China and the United States will not cause a sharp rise in the price of soybeans – a major agricultural import for China – or their products in the domestic market, according to experts.

China announced in June that it would levy an additional 25 percent tariff on 659 goods worth $50 billion from the US – including agricultural products such as soybeans, pork and beef – in response to the US imposition of tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods. The measures took effect on July 6.

Soybeans are a major agricultural import for China. Last year, it imported more than 95 million metric tons, with a total value of nearly $40 billion – more than 30 percent of China’s total agricultural imports. Last year, Brazil and the US accounted for 53 percent and 34 percent respectively of the soybeans exported to China, according to the General Administration of Customs.

Zhong Funing, an agricultural economy professor at Nanjing Agricultural University, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, said the measures would undoubtedly push up prices in the short term for soybeans and their products, such as soybean oil and pork, but not to a great extent. Soybeans are a source of pig feed.

“China’s soybean imports from the US have been decreasing over the past few years, despite an increase in the total amount of soybeans imported,” he said.

China relied on the US for 80 percent of its soybean imports two decades ago, but it has cut that more than in half because of increased imports from other countries, including Brazil, he said.

“The global supply of soybeans is experiencing a surplus, and China should not worry that it cannot import soybeans from the US,” Zhong said.

In the long run, the price of soybeans may be affected by many factors, such as possible changes in China-US trade relations, and are hard to predict, he said.

Yin Ruifeng, a senior soybean market analyst at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said that with rising demand for edible vegetable oil, and meat and dairy products, demand for soybeans in China has continued to rise.

Tariffs will not cause a noticeable price increase for soybean oil sold in China – a major product made from imported soybeans – as it is easier to find alternatives and there is a global surplus of raw materials for edible oils, Yin said.

Because of the rise in the price in soybeans imported from the US, the price of soybeans imported from other countries may also increase, she said.

This may cause price increases for soybean meal – a major product of soybeans used as animal feed in China – which may push up the price of pork, a major meat consumed in the country, she said.

Some pig farmers are planning to use less soybean meal as feed and find alternatives, such as the remnants of rapeseeds or cotton seeds after oil extraction, as well as bone powder, to reduce the impact of any price increase or shortage of soybean meal, Yin said.

Trade frictions between China and the US have not greatly impacted agricultural prices in China yet, Mao Shengyong, spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics, said at a news conference on Monday. But prices of imported soybeans may rise, and products related to soybeans, such as pork, eggs and edible oil may increase, he said.

By Wang Xiaodong | China Daily

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Feed giant Gold Coin sold for $500 million

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Parent Golden Springs Group retains a minority stake of 25%.

Golden Springs Group announced Friday it entered into a sale and  purchase agreement to sell 75 percent of Gold Coin Management Holdings
to Pilmico International, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), for  $500 million (€428.7 million).

Gold Coin is one of the largest animal nutrition platforms in Asia Pacific, offering livestock feed, aqua feed. It is also involved in shrimp breeding
and the tilapia business with a minority stake in Regal Springs.

The group has operations across 11 countries and operates 20 feed production mills, with headquarters in Singapore.

Gold Coin’s aqua business, which makes shrimp nutrition products and owns shrimp genetics company SyAqua, has about $90 million (€77million) in annual sales.

Pilmico, the food arm of the Aboitiz Group, is ranked amongst the top three flour and animal nutrition producers in the Philippines. AEV is the
public holding company of the Aboitiz Group with major investments in power, banking and financial services, food, infrastructure, and land.

The transaction will see the start of a long-term partnership between Aboitiz Group and Golden Springs, which will continue to retain a 25 percent stake in Gold Coin.

“The Zuellig and Aboitiz families have known each other for generations,”said Peter Zuellig, chairman of Golden Springs. “I am excited about the
partnership with Aboitiz Group, one of the largest and most established conglomerates in the region. The partnership will strengthen Gold Coin’s
growth profile and long-term value creation potential.”

Golden Springs decided to retain a minority stake to ensure it is “able to participate in Gold Coin’s strong growth potential as it executes on its
expansion strategies together with Pilmico,” Zuellig added.

The acquisition will add 3 million metric tons of volume to Pilmico, which quadruples its overall feeds production capacity, said Sabin M. Aboitiz,
chief operating officer at AEV and president and chief executive officer at Pilmico.

“The integration of Gold Coin and Pilmico is expected to generate substantial synergies for both companies,” said Gerald Wilflingseder, general nanager at Gold Coin. “We look forward to working with Aboitiz and GSG to crystallize Gold Coin’s strategic vision.”Credit Suisse acted as GSG’s sole financial advisor on this transaction.

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China to further improve its business environment

Posted by | July 19, 2018 |

China remains confident in achieving annual growth target. [Photo/IC]

Government will delegate more power to foster healthy competition in market

China will tackle weak areas in its business environment to further improve the country’s overall competence and consolidate its stable and positive economic performance, the State Council decided on Wednesday at an executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang.

The State Council called for further boosting market vitality and delegating due powers to market entities to develop a level-playing field for competition.

“In the face of growing international competition, we must fully appreciate the pressing need for stepping up the reforms of our government’s functions, which are crucial for energizing market entities and grassroots initiative and for improving China’s overall business environment,” Li said at the meeting.

It was decided that another 17 administrative permits no longer will be required, including those to establish nursing homes for the elderly, declaring invalidity of business licenses and project approval for foreign businesses to invest in road transport, and work permits for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao residents to work on the mainland. Six of the 17 items will be revoked through applying for legal revisions.

Customs clearance and quarantine will be integrated by the end of 2018, and procedures for import and export registration will be streamlined. Statistics from the departments of market oversight and commerce will be used directly for customs registration.

Taxation procedures will be streamlined, and time required for enterprise tax payments will be reduced. Procedures required for immovable property registration will be completed within 15 working days, and time required for a mortgage registration will be shortened to within seven working days by the end of this year.

A new negative list for businesses will be issued, and any restrictions hampering a level-playing field for businesses will be abandoned. Market oversight and protection of property rights will be further strengthened. Negative lists detail what areas in which investment is not allowed.

“Our efforts in streamlining administration, delegating powers and improving government services boil down to striking a proper balance between the government and the market and truly allowing the market to play a decisive role in allocating resources,” Li pointed out. “Instead of redistributing powers among government departments, we should give full respect and delegate due powers to market entities.”

China will also carry out phased evaluations of the business environment across the country and offer further incentives for better performers. The 28 steps to improve the business environment that have worked well in some regions will be disseminated to encourage competition in the quality of business environment across the country.

“The market and our people will make the final judgment on the success of our efforts to streamline administration.” Li said. “A key responsibility of the government is to give timely response to public concerns and faithfully to live out our commitment to people-centered development.”

 

By Zhang Yue | China Daily | Updated: 2018-07-19 07:31

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China works on enlarging its middle-income group

Posted by | July 19, 2018 |

A migrant worker is busy on the assembly line in Guizhou province on March 16, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

China is working on measures to enlarge its middle-income group, including increasing earnings for the low-income class, equalizing public services and reforming taxation, as Economic Information Daily reported Thursday.

The report cited data from the China Institute for Income Distribution of Beijing Normal University, showing that the middle-income class is expected to scale up to 43 percent in 2020 if there are no policy changes, while the figure could reach up to 50 percent with preferential policies.

To let more money go into the pockets of the low-income class is one means to strengthen the middle-class pool, exports told the newspaper. As of July, at least 12 provinces or regions have raised minimum wages, and six regions — including Shanghai, Guangdong, Beijing and Tianjin — have had their minimum wages exceed 2,000 yuan ($296.8) each month.

“The group with payment below the minimum level benefits most from the minimum wage adjustment scheme, but the policy also does good to higher-wage earners in some degree,” Wan Haiyuan, deputy dean with CIID, told Economic Information Daily.

He added that though it is reasonable to gradually increase the minimum income, blind augmentation will cause pressure on employment.

Li Shi, executive dean of CIID, said in an interview with the newspaper that farmers, migrant workers, self-employed entrepreneurs, small and micro business owners and startup pioneers all possess the potential to access to the middle-income level and should be the target of policy support.

At the same time, to break institutional barriers in the way to stretch up to middle income is also important. Li said that improving social security system and boosting human resources could help to promote low-income flow into the middle-income class, while government should create room for the existing middle-income group to move up by focusing on issues like occupational mobility and the steady rise of salaries.

“The individual income taxation structure still needs to be optimized to relieve burdens for the middle-income group,” Guan Bo, assistant researcher with the social development research institution of the National Development and Reform Commission, said to Economic Information Daily.

Guan noted that better quality in public services ranging from elder care, healthcare and education and lowered expenses are needed to stabilize the group.

The crucial cause of income disparity is education, according to Sun Jingfang, assistant researcher with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, as Economic Information Daily reported.

Sun said that government should advance education equalization, and improve education quality in rural areas in particular, so as to lay a foundation of human resources for expanding the middle-income group and economic development.

 

By Tan Xinyu | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-07-19 14:22

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New tech assists farming in desert

Posted by | July 18, 2018 |

LANZHOU – Growing crops had never been profitable for the farmers of Shahe village, located in the waterless and desolate Gobi Desert of Gansu province.

“The land was so barren that most villagers had no choice but to leave to make a living,” said Fan Lide, a resident of Shahe who has worked as a plumber, mechanic and taxi driver in other provinces.

In 2009, the Suzhou district in Jiuquan, which encompasses Shahe, launched a program to build greenhouses in the desert so that farmers could grow cash crops such as vegetables, edible fungi and grapes.

Farming in the Gobi has its advantages: The extended sunlight provides adequate energy for crops, and the significant temperature difference between day and night helps crops accumulate nutrients. The desert’s hot, dry air also means fewer pests and crop diseases.

The first group of 50 greenhouses built by the district took up about 800 hectares. Fan rented 4 hectares to grow tomatoes and chili peppers.

The greenhouses are loaded with all kinds of technology, including soil-free cultivation, integrated water and fertilization controls and remote phone app controls.

With an app called Greenhouse Manager, Fan can monitor and control the environment in the greenhouses by adjusting all kinds of sensors installed on his phone.

For example, with a tap of the screen, the insulation layer on the roof of the greenhouse opens automatically to let in more fresh air.

“I can also see the real-time temperature and humidity in the greenhouses or send a command to irrigate and fertilize the crops,” Fan said.

The Gobi greenhouses use drip and spray irrigation, which cuts water consumption by almost 50 percent compared with a normal farm, according to Yan Shengjun, an agricultural adviser who serves as a consultant for the local farmers.

The greenhouses are also eco-friendly, as they use substrates for soil-free cultivation recycled from rotten leaves, straw and cow and sheep feces.

With the greenhouses, Fan earns around 70,000 yuan ($10,500) annually.

“Vegetables produced in the greenhouses are harvested two or three times a year. As organic food gets more popular in the market, our income also increases,” Fan said.

The greenhouse program has helped bring an average revenue of about $72,300 per hectare to local farmers, and officials said plans to build more agricultural facilities in the Gobi are underway.

Xinhua

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New regulation to boost employment

Posted by | July 18, 2018 |

A job seeker looks at information at a job fair in Shenyang, Liaoning province, Feb 24, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

Rules aim to clarify role of government, improve development of job agencies

A regulation governing the human resource market will take effect in October to improve employment agency services, help maintain the rise in job opportunities and boost economic upgrading, senior officials said on Tuesday.

The regulation, signed by Premier Li Keqiang, is the first of its kind since reform and opening-up, said Zhang Yizhen, vice-minister of human resources and social security, at a policy briefing hosted by the State Council Information Office.

For the first time, the regulation aims to improve the development of China’s human resource service sector by clearly defining the range of services, behavior norms, management requirements and the role of the government, while attracting the participation of the private sector, said Zhang.

“In drafting the regulation, we have widely solicited opinions online from the public and suggestions from ministries, local governments and industry associations,” said Du Yaling, director of the department for social management legislation of the Ministry of Justice.

Changes had been made to the draft based on feedback from employment agencies, companies and their employees and experts, Du said.

Recent years have seen a surge in job seekers, including key groups such as college graduates and migrant workers. More than 66 million jobs were created in urban areas over the past five years.

This year, more than 8 million college graduates are looking for jobs along with more than 4 million vocational school graduates and millions of migrant workers.

Li reiterated that China has the largest human resources in the world and opportunities should be created by using the market to achieve an orderly flow of talent. All regions and departments should take diverse measures to ensure this year’s target of 11 million jobs in urban areas is fulfilled, he said at a State Council executive meeting on July 4.

By the end of last year, more than 30,000 employment agencies existed in China, earning revenue of 1.44 trillion yuan ($215 billion) and employing more than 580,000 people, according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.

These institutions provided services to 31.9 million companies and more than 200 million people in getting jobs or starting their own businesses. They also held more than 220,000 job fairs, provided more than 100 million pieces of employment information and served more than 110 million job seekers.

However, to achieve high-quality development, there is still a gap between reality and expectations, Zhang said. Many job agencies are small and fall short in using new technologies such as big data, cloud computing and mobile internet, she said.

Therefore, a new regulation is vital for improving China’s human resources markets, promoting a free and healthy flow of talent and better serving employment and high-quality development, she said.

 

By Hu Yongqi | China Daily |

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Do something for the environment. It’s ours

Posted by | July 17, 2018 |

Hong Kong people will have to do a lot more in cutting down usage and disposal of plastic bags and utensils for the sake of the city’s environment. Provided to China Daily

Hong Kong people, especially the younger generation, talk all the time about the need to protect the environment in this city of seven million. But, they’re willing to sacrifice very little in doing that.

Take plastic waste for instance. Every day in Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands of styrofoam lunch boxes, along with plastic-coated cups and plastic straws, are discarded. They mostly end up in landfills that will become part of the land reclaimed from the sea.

Tons of meat, vegetables and fish are transported in large styrofoam cartons that are dumped onto the streets or in the sea after use. Pieces of these offensive white plastics can be seen at all times floating on the murky waters near the fish market in Aberdeen typhoon shelter.

There is a law requiring vendors to charge customers for one-use plastic bags. But, the charge, at 50 Hong Kong cents (about 6 US cents) apiece is too insignificant for most shoppers to care about.

While most other major world cities, including New York, London and Shanghai, are passing stricter and stricter laws to cut down the use of plastic materials, Hong Kong is sitting tight doing precious little other than complaining.

Some city authorities have banned the use of plastic straws which have long been the target of environmentalists. Discarded plastic straws, which usually end up in the ocean, are listed by environmental groups as one of the top 10 waste items found on beaches.

Coffee and tea cups have also been targeted by environmentalists, prompting some coffee outlets like Starbucks in some cities to charge customers a fee for using disposal cups. They also try to offer discounts for customers who bring their own reusable cups.

Do Hong Kong people care? Certainly not the fast-food joints which continue to provide customers with one-use plastic utensils, cups and straws. They also cater to many take-away customers who have no qualms about throwing away the styrofoam containers and plastic utensils after consuming their lunch or dinner.

Any proposal to restrict the use of plastics would trigger a storm of protests from the powerful business groups who would object to anything that could be seen to add to their costs.

Consumers will have to take the initiative to reject the use of disposable plastics for the sake of the environment.

 

By Peter Liang | chinadaily.com.cn |

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Robust fundamentals boost Moutai

Posted by | July 17, 2018 |

Customers select baijiu at a Kweichow Moutai store in Zunyi, Guizhou province. [Photo by CHEN YONG/FOR CHINA DAILY]

Distiller remains focused on balancing supply shortfall with soaring demand 

Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd, China’s signature high-end spirit maker, netted double-digit growth rates for its major economic indicators in the first half of the year, the highest recorded in the past few years.

In the first six months of 2018, Moutai achieved sales revenue of 35 billion yuan ($5.23 billion), jumping 37 percent year-on-year. During the same period, the company’s net profits expanded by 40 percent, according to its statement released on Sunday.

Moutai, a distiller from Maotai town in Southwestern China’s Guizhou province, added that the figures are based on preliminary accounting data, meaning the final figures could differ. The company will disclose its official half-year earnings report at a later time.

Shanghai-listed Moutai closed 1.03 percent higher at 754.68 yuan per share on Monday, with a peak of 764.11 yuan during the day’s trading. Based on Monday’s closing price, the company’s valuation now stands at 948 billion yuan.

Earlier, it became the first consumer stock to achieve a market value exceeding 1 trillion yuan, higher than London-based Diageo Plc and Brazil-based Ambev SA.

Li Baofang, chairman of Moutai, said it is highly likely that the group will be able to achieve whole year sales revenue of 90 billion yuan in 2018. Next year, it is expected to achieve sales revenue of 100 billion yuan.

“The income of liquor products accounts for 94 percent of the group’s revenues, indicating that our competitive advantage and core strength are in our main business. For Moutai, it has completely transformed from a buyers’ market into a seller’s market,” he said.

“With strong demand and tight supply, we have been staying rational and trying to solve the difference between supply and demand, to help the market to maintain its balance.”

Moutai announced last year that it would raise the prices of its products by an average of 18 percent this year. Li said the market response after the company’s price adjustment is in line with expectations.

In the second half of the year, it is expected that supply will remain short of demand. As a result, balancing supply and demand will still remain the group’s major focus.

In the long term, Li said the company aims to further improve its business performance, raise competitiveness and soft power, and clear its sub-affiliates that are suffering losses or have become irrelevant.

A 500 milliliter bottle of Moutai’s classic Feitian 53 percent liquor that left the factory in 2015 now retails for 2,388 yuan on online platform JD. Earlier this year, the price of the same product was retailing for less than 2,000 yuan.

 

By ZHU WENQIAN/YANG JUN | China Daily |

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专家:海水稻名不符实 难实现大规模发展滩涂种植

Posted by | July 16, 2018 |

编者注:日前,袁隆平院士宣布,杂交海水稻技术攻关路线图已完成,将在全国六个省全面开展耐盐碱杂交海水稻试种示范攻关,力争2020年开始在全国大面积推广。袁隆平希望,未来三年内,在全国推广种植一亿亩杂交海水稻。

  我国著名水稻栽培专家凌启鸿执笔的《盐碱地种稻有关问题的讨论》一文,日前发表在《中国稻米》后,在学术界引起了强烈反响。

  凌启鸿在该文中指出,我国已积累了丰富的盐碱地种稻经验,最基本的条件是引淡水灌溉洗盐,他认为目前水稻耐盐育种取得突破性的创新发展,但尚不能改变盐碱地种稻还必须靠淡水灌溉洗盐这一基本规律。其次,实现滩涂盐碱地开发种稻,必须以建设长距离输送淡水灌溉工程为基础,淡水需求量巨大,工程巨大,时间长,因此,实现大面积滩涂种稻较困难。

  凌启鸿认为,陈日胜把在海滩地发现的野生稻定名为“海稻86”或称“海水稻”,都是合理的,不过它也仅是一个耐盐的种质资源,因此,不能把青岛用淡水稀释后的海水进行灌溉的耐盐品种也称“海水稻”。这是因为,灌溉水中80%以上是淡水,而且生产上都是把淡水直接灌入稻田。再则,生产上很难先用淡水稀释海水后种稻。海水灌溉种稻事实上不存在,“海水稻”是名不符实的伪命题。“海水稻”的名称,过分夸大了耐盐育种的作用,忽视了引淡水灌溉的基础作用,会引起误导。

  什么是“海水稻”?扬州大学农学院戴其根教授告诉科技日报记者,耐盐碱水稻,也就是人们口中常说的“海水稻”,不是能在海水中生长的水稻,“海水稻”只是耐盐碱水稻的一种形象化称呼,并非字面理解的“直接利用海水对水稻进行灌溉种植”,而是一类可以在海边滩涂等盐碱地生长的水稻品种。

  记者了解到,去年以来,有媒体报道了一个重大创新成果———在青岛海滩上种植的“海水稻”产量达到最高亩产为621公斤。因此,有专家认为,有了“海水稻”,我国的沿海滩地可以开发成为新的商品粮基地,我国的粮食安全有了新的保障。更有专家测算,如果在1亿亩盐碱地推广“海水稻”,按亩产300公斤保守计算,年产量也将达到300亿公斤,能养活8000万人口。

  但在几十年从事水稻栽培研究以及盐碱地种稻实践的凌启鸿看来,耐盐育种可以节省盐碱地种稻灌水少部分的成本,确实是一项先进的科技成果。但发展盐碱地种稻,切不可忽视大量淡水灌溉洗盐这一最基本的条件,耐盐育种仅是一项配套的措施。对发展盐碱地种稻,切不可因有了“海水稻”而过分乐观。上亿亩大规模发展的滩涂种稻,是一个长期的理想目标,缺乏现实性。

  据介绍,对于把土壤含盐量降至0.2%以下的指标,戴其根教授也曾做了研究验证,用含盐量0.3%的水栽培水稻,参试品种均未能正常生长。因此,将含盐量控制在0.2%及以下,是现有水稻品种正常生长的必要条件,也是淡水灌溉洗盐地开发种稻的必需条件。

  有专家也提出,“搞科学研究,来不得半点夸大,更不能简单下一个结论。新的技术、新的工艺、新的成果,能否用起来,能否用得好,能否真正有成效,都是要经过反复的研究与应用实践,才能够得到科学的结果”。

 

来源:科技日报

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人民日报:中方被迫采取反制行动完全正当合理合法

Posted by | July 16, 2018 |

商务部在声明中说,中方坚持不打第一枪,但在美方率先打响贸易战的情况下,被迫采取了对等反制措施。专家表示,中方这么做,完全是为了捍卫国家核心利益和人民根本利益,是为了捍卫自由贸易原则和多边贸易体制,中方做法完全正当,合理合法。

中方向全世界旗帜鲜明地表达了反对单边主义、维护多边贸易体制的决心

“中方被迫采取反制措施,向全世界旗帜鲜明地表达了反对单边主义,坚定支持多边贸易体制,维护多边贸易体制的权威性和有效性的决心。”中国国际经济交流中心首席研究员张燕生说。

“中方坚持不打第一枪,但为了捍卫国家核心利益和人民根本利益,不得不被迫做出必要反击。”张燕生说,在世界经济“你中有我、我中有你”的今天,美国单方面发动贸易战,公然挥舞单边主义和保护主义大棒,是一种典型的贸易霸凌主义。表面看,美国是以贸易不平衡为由希望缩减贸易逆差,实际是在全面遏制其他国家的发展步伐。

“统计数据显示,美国公布的340亿美元征税产品清单中,接近60%是在华外资企业生产的产品,其中相当一部分来自美国企业。美国单方面发起贸易战,是在向全世界开火,也在向自己开火,这种失去理性的行为十分危险,害人害己。”张燕生说。

这是一场单边主义与多边主义、保护主义与自由贸易、强权与规则之战。中国社科院世界经济与政治研究所研究员孙杰认为,美国发动贸易战,其核心是放弃既有的多边贸易体制,同时在双边贸易关系中强调所谓的公平贸易和对等开放,并以此为由单方面增加关税,给全球现行贸易规则体系带来了巨大冲击和破坏。

“任何背离多边体制和全球治理原则而推行的单边行动,都不可能带来持久和互利的结果。”孙杰说。在美国单方面发动贸易战的情况下,中方被迫采取反制措施,同时将美国单边主义行为诉诸世贸组织争端解决机制,完全符合国际法的基本精神和原则,站在了国际道义的制高点。国际社会应共同努力,坚决抵制单边主义,反对保护主义。

一个更加开放的中国,必将为世界带来更多机遇

中国国际经济交流中心总经济师陈文玲说,面对美国发起的贸易战,中国不会退缩,必将与世界各国一道,共同维护全球自由贸易体系、多边体制和规则,立足于把中国自己的事情办好,将改革开放之路坚定地走下去。

陈文玲说,美国否定国际社会共同接受的多边贸易规则,这是对国际法和国际秩序的任性破坏,损害了世界贸易体系和全球产业链、供应链和价值链,不仅对中国,而且对美国以及世界经济都是百害而无一利。要坚决反击美方的贸易霸凌主义,捍卫自由贸易原则和多边贸易体制。

商务部研究院国际市场研究所副所长白明表示,相对美国而言,中国是世界上唯一具有完整产业链的国家,拥有巨大的国内市场和发展潜力,面临外部冲击有较大回旋余地。此外,中国的一个突出优势是外部压力越大,内部凝聚力越强,“随着时间的推移,美方的缺陷和问题会逐渐暴露,中国反制措施会让美方日益感到疼痛。”

中国已经表现出扩大开放的坚定决心。从6月28日至7月1日短短4天之内,我国接连公布扩大开放新举措:公布新版外商投资准入负面清单和自贸试验区外商投资准入负面清单,大幅开放市场准入;发布外企备案管理新规,全球投资者来华开办企业可同时在线办理商务备案和工商登记手续;汽车整车和零部件、化妆品、水产品等一大批商品进口关税下调。“一个更加开放的中国,必将为世界带来更多机遇。”白明说

来源:人民日报

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