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What has also been notable is the hypocrisy of some Western governments — the United Sta
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The consequences of these outside agitations have been the increasingly serious
illegal actions that undermine Hong Kong’s rule of law and social order and harm the fundamental interests of its residents.
That is why the Commissioner’s Office of the Foreign Ministry in the HKSAR issued a statement on Tuesday denouncing foreign
interference in Hong Kong affairs and demanding those Western governments stop fanning political unrest in Hong Kong.
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Similar projects are also in the works in the US, such as Gradescope, a
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Beijing National Day School is arguably the most futuristic middle sc
hool in China. The 67-year-old institution has no head teachers and no set classrooms.
It also offers different schedules for every one of its 4,500 students, who can choose from more than 400 different classes.
What turns this administrative nightmare into an enticing reality is
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The RMB’s daily trading reference, or the central parity for onshore trading, has been stabilized ar
ound 6.89 per dollar for eight days from May 20, and market watchers said market-oriented depreciation pressure was losing steam.
Yi Gang, the central bank governor, has said several times that the PBOC has ceased dir
ect intervention in foreign exchange markets, and the performance of RMB is addressed mainly by market forces.
General Wei Fenghe, China’s defense minister, will attend the coming Shangri-La Dialogue set to
open on Friday in Singapore according to Senior Colonel Wu Qian, spokesman for the Defense Ministry.
Wei’s attendance will be the second time China has sent its defense mini
ster to the international security forum held by the London-based think tank International Insti
tute for Strategic Studies. The first time was in 2011, when General Liang Guanglie took part and delivered a speech.
ople. However, neither the US nor China can expect to keep, much less get back, low-wage, low-skilled manufacturing jobs.
Many people have the impression that Chinese goods are dominant in US markets. That is true only in a few highly com
petitive, low-profit sectors. According to US Commerce Department data, China has more than 50 percent of the
US market in such items as umbrellas, toys, prepared feathers, footwear, straw products, and bedding.
Chinese exporters have from 20 to 50 percent of the US market in ot
her low-value-added markets, plus electrical machinery and equipment, mechanical app
liances, and iron and steel. In most other categories, China has less than 20 percent of the US market.
China also assembles and then exports a lot of phones, computers and other gad
gets to the US. But, most of the profits and wages go to Japanese or South Korean componen
World Trade Organization was being negotiated, China’s economy was ti
ny as a portion of world GDP. It was clearly a poor, less-developed country that, except in a f
ew areas, was not able to compete with Western companies in high-value-added products.
As Alexander Hamilton, the first US Treasury secretary, argued, a developing country may need to p
rotect its “infant industries” from already established foreign competitors. This was the policy foll
owed by the US in the 19th century and by Western Europe, Japan, and South Korea in the years after World War II.
China is no longer a poor country. It can no longer compete by using low-wa
ge labor. Fortunately, it has now developed world-class companies that are incre
asingly developing new products and services that can compete successfully in many foreign markets.