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The German carmaker said almost half of its new energy vehicles produced in 2028 will

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with tailor-made online courses to boost their future career after retiring from athletic performances.

Short-track speedskater Wu Dajing, gold medalist in men’s 500-meter event at the 20

18 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, hailed Xi’s warm reply as a strong motivator.

“It’s surprising and inspiring to receive his letter so quickly, having lear

ned that he personally watches us and cares for us while running a country,” Wu said on Wednesday.

“The president’s attention on us is a high honor, and we will make every minute count in school and in training to pay back his enco

uragement and support,” said Wu, who is working on his master’s thesis during the break in the winter sports season.

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China will sign an array of cooperation agreements with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan during President Xi Jinping’s state visits to the

two Central Asian countries to further strengthen their ties, a senior diplomat said on Monday.

As an important outcome of Xi’s visits, Beijing will also sign a joint statement with each country on furthering their com

prehensive strategic partnerships, Vice-Foreign Minister Zhang Hanhui said at a news briefing.

Xi will also attend the 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz

capital, during his stay from Wednesday to Friday, as well as the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and

Confidence Building Measures in Asia in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe during his visit from Friday to Sunday.

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The focus of international trade policy has shifted from tariffs and licensing to convenient inves

tment and trade facilitation policies, and creating of a business-friendly climate. So while ope

ning up the domestic market and helping improve the utilization of foreign capital, China should also work out de

tailed rules on the foreign investment law, take steps to remove the obstacles to outbound Chinese investments, promote th

e free flow of global and domestic production factors, and expand its economic development space.

Important to reform global governance system

To stabilize the economy and prevent risks, China should seek more govern

ment-funded infrastructure investment projects in fields such as 5G networks, intellig

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bor-inte上海千花网女神会所nsive products, and the country saw deficits for products including aircraft, integrated circuits, auto

mobiles and agricultural products, indicating that both countries have capitalized on their respective industrial advantages.

“Strict controls by the US over exports to China is one of the important reasons for the trade deficit,” the re

port said, adding that the measures involve around 3,100 items in 10 categories, mostly high-tech products.

Tom Harper, a researcher at the University of Surrey in southea

stern England, said since the Sino-US trade friction escalated, the impact is already being

felt on global supply chains. For example, China has sought to move away from the US to other countries for the goo

ds it needs. Brazil, for example, has begun to supply China with soybeans previously bought from the US.

These moves demonstrate the dangers of trade conflicts, with US farmers bearing the brunt of Chinese tariffs, Harper said.

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he next five to seven years, China’s policy support for new energy vehicles will drive g

lobal growth,” said Kou Nannan, head of research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

As early as in 2012, the State Council introduced a pipeline to guide the development of the natio

n’s EVs, with a goal of producing 2 million units and selling 5 million EVs by 2020. Later on, cent

ral and local governments carried out a series of subsidy policies in the NEV industry, such as purchase tax exemption an

d purchase subsidies, to offer greater support to the industrialization of China’s NEV industry.

According to the agency, China will specifically lead in the e-bus market. It is estimated that by

2025, China’s e-bus fleet share will reach 50 percent, and by 2040, the ratio will rise to roughly 80 percent.

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