The Chinese Embassy in Canada on Friday said any story that turns the facts upside down on the China-U.S. trade dispute is absurd.
A rare collective visit by the Austrian heads of state and government to China is expected to generate multiple agreements on economy cooperation, and progress in future collaboration over infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road Initiative, an Austrian minister has told Xinhua.
"It's a good effort and good initiative," a senior Indonesian scholar gives positive comments on the upcoming 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), saying that it would increase understanding among countries in Asia and lead to effective cooperation and integration to achieve collective prosperity.
“This [the announcement] is really saying there is really no retreat; that there is no way we [Chinese] are going to be bullied into the negotiating room and then be flogged by Donald Trump over issues that can be resolved through negotiations, but not through threats,” said Einar Tangen.
The upcoming Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will be a good opportunity to seek coexistence and co-prosperity in Asia as it increases mutual understanding and highlights the need for reform and opening-up, a South Korean scholar said.
The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) has played an increasingly important role as a platform for expressing opinions and exchanging ideas, said Yasuo Fukuda, chairman of BFA and former Japanese prime minister.
The U.S. unilateral slapping of steep tariffs on foreign goods is a wrong remedy for its trade deficits but a protectionist step that builds up trust deficits with trade partners by caring increasingly less about rules-based multilateralism.
Boao has become an important regional forum with global influence, and "It's becoming an Asian version of World Economic Forum," William Overholt, a senior fellow at Harvard University, told Xinhua in a recent interview.
Sino-U.S. economic ties seem to be entering a troubled time since U.S. President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on March 23 that could impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of imports from China.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross both tried to calm the panic about a possible trade war on Wednesday, just hours after China slapped a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of imports from the U.S., including soybeans, whiskey, cars and airplanes.