ntries in the region due to joint efforts. The overall situation in the South China Sea is stable and becoming better, Shao said.
“Countries from the region have the will, wisdom and capability to manage differences an
d jointly promote peace, thus transforming the area into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation,” he said.
On the Korean Peninsula question, China insists on denuclearizin
g the peninsula, and solving issues through dialogue and consultation, Shao said.
“China has consistently, seriously, fully and rigorously implemented the
United Nation’s resolutions regarding the peninsula,” he said. “China also is willing to w
pening-up in China’s services sector, together with high-tech development supported by artificial intelligence, will help lift Chinese
economic growth from 6.3 percent to around 7 percent by 2035, said Zhu Min, a former deputy managing director at the IMF.
“Market-oriented reform and opening-up will improve productivity in the service sector, whi
ch is an important thing that China is focusing on to stabilize economic growth,” Zhu said.
Chen Yulu, a vice-governor of the PBOC, also supported a “full-scale” opening of the financial sector. In the future, foreign invest
ors are welcome to conduct all forms of financial business in China, excepting those being named on a nega
tive list, and authorities are researching a new regulatory system, Chen said at the forum on Saturday.
A growing number of people are eating alone, whether at home or in restaurants, and overturning traditional etiquette. Zhang Yangfei reports.
In China, food has always played a major role in promoting social cohesion. Communal eating is not on
ly familybased and deeply rooted in the nation’s cultural heritage, but is also regarded as an indicator of society’s health and stability.
Given that background, it is little wonder that eating alone, publicly or privately, has long been considered taboo.
However, in recent years things have started to change as a r
esult of demographic shifts and the growing influence of modern lifestyles.
According to a report released last year by the global market researcher
Kantar, 46 percent of people interviewed said they had eaten alone in the previous 24 ho
urs, a rise of 9 percent from 2017, and about 16 percent expressed a preference for eating solo.
dumping and anti-subsidy measures, have largely reduced China’s export to the country.
Photovoltaic modules export to India also slumped 24.4 percent to 1.81 GW in the first quarter, as the Indian government ordere
d that all photovoltaic modules for government and central public utilities projects should be 100 percent India-made.
China’s top five photovoltaic modules exporters in value in the first quarter were Jinko Solar, J
A Solar, Trina Solar, Canadian Solar, and Longi, taking up 12.8, 8.6, 8.3, 7.4, and 6.7 percent, resp
ectively, of total export value. Export volume of the top 12 exporters took up 65 percent of total export, added the report.
The report projected that China’s photovoltaic modules capacity will furth
er expand 8.5 percent to 83 GW this year, with nearly 50 GW exported to the overseas market.
trying to emulate the impressive growth of developing economies before them. An underperformi
ng global economy, and rising national and international tensions, will make that task even harder. If th
e world is serious about reducing poverty further, it must pay far more attention to their progress.
he US has repeatedly threatened to impose tariffs on about $300 billion of Chinese ex
ports to the United States. China showed the greatest sincerity in the Sino-US trade
talks and refused wild demands by the US side, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on Tuesday.
China has become the most popular investment destination for global companies, since the country launched its reform and opening-up policy, said Geng Shuang.
The companies will choose which countries to invest in, or which partners to coope
rate with based on their interests and market rules. No words can influence them, Geng said.
China welcomes foreign companies to increase investment in the country, and the country will continue gi
ving efforts to create a more stable, fair, transparent and predictable business environment for foreign investors, said Geng.