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also partnered with local authorities in Hefei to test autonomous
driving technologies, including robotaxis and autonomous fleet management, and on-de
mand mobility services, like ride hailing and car sharing, but none of the parties revealed the details.
Kong Xuanyou, vice-foreign minister and special representative of the Chinese government on
Korean Peninsula affairs, will take up his new post as Chinese ambassador to Japan on Thursday.
Kong, 59, is a fluent Japanese speaker. During his 34-year diplomatic care
er, he has spent two-thirds of the time dealing with issues related to Japan.
He has served in Chinese diplomatic missions in Japan on three occasions, and was China’s ambassador to Vietnam from 2011 to 2014.
?the big data industry and is willing to share opportunities of the dig
ital economy’s development with other countries and jointly explore new growth drive
rs and development paths by exploring new technologies, new business forms and new models, Xi added.
With increasingly wider applications of digital technologies in China, the country is expected to genera
te and store 27.8 percent of global online data by 2025, up from 23.4 percent last year, according to a re
port by market researcher International Data Corp and data storage firm Seagate.
In comparison, the US share will stand at 17.5 percent by 2025, a drop from its 21 percent share in 2018, the report added.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that f
rom medicine to transportation to farming, big data presents the world with a r
emarkable tool to advance global progress, but with that opportunity also comes risk.
d to bear the brunt of the tariff hike, because the tariffs will raise t
he prices of consumer goods. Besides, the higher tariffs will deal a blow to many US industries.
China’s countermeasure will have intended effect
The results of a quantitative simulation analysis show China’s counterm
easure of imposing tariffs on $60 billion of US goo
ds will have the intended effect, as the US’ losses are set to mount. According to the simulation analysis, China’s GDP, man
ufacturing jobs, exports and imports could reduce by 0.622 percent, 1.046 percent, 3.402 percent and 1.945 percent, w
hile that of the US could dip by 0.067 percent, 0.907 percent, 2.611 percent and 3.936 percent.
?recent and future tariffs will cut about 0.3 percent of global GDP in the short ter
m, with half stemming from negative effects on business and market confidence.
Failure to resolve the trade differences and further escalation in other areas, such as the auto
industry, which would cover several countries, “could further dent business and financial market se
ntiment, negatively impact emerging market bond spreads and currencies, and slow investment and trade“, the research said.
Experts urged the US government to stop its protectionism and proposed options for a resolution between the two countries.
Chen Wenling, chief economist of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, said the US needs to correct moves that have
already added pressure to global economic prospects. Otherwise, it will “pay the price” for its protectionist behavior, she said.