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going reform measures have made its financial market increasingly appealing to overse
as investors,” the administration said on Monday
in a statement on its website. “The administration will continue to support the opening-up of financ
ial markets, meet demand from overseas investors t
o expand investment in the ma rkets and attract global long-term capital to enter China’s financial markets,” it said.
Given the stable performance of the yuan and expectations of balanced capital flows, China’s fore
ange reserves remained stable in April, reaching $3.095 trillion by the end of last month, co mpared with $3.099 trillion by March, according to data released by the administration on Tuesday.
willing to see the accelerated development of the onshore capital market, said analysts, allowing direct fi nancing to play a more significant role in allocating savings and investment, and better serve the economy.
ures are consistent with the top-line measured GDP growth number. For example, production and
supply of electricity, thermal power, gas and water in
creased by 7.1 percent in the quarter. Pl us, value-added index of transport, storage and post increased by 7.3 percent.
look at the highest growth sectors shows that the economy is moving toward the long-term goal of shif ting away from a development strategy based on h
eavy investment in industry and infrastructure to one based on services and domestic consumption. Also, more productive industries that tur
n out high
er-value added goods are growing at a much faster rate than traditional heavy industry. Among large companies, State-owned enterprises grew 4.5 percent yea
r-on-year while shareholding enterprises grew almost twice as fast, at 7.8 percent. So, stro
ng progress is being made toward the goal of promoting private enterprise, which was re
inforced by many policies announced at last month’s meeting of the National People’s Congress.
unbai Railway, a scenic line with diesel trains. They were launched to address the limited access to drin
king water in the area, where the undergro
und water is undrinkable due to complex mineral components. “Water coming out of the wells used to render us with Kaschin-beck disease, and we treated ev
of (safe) water like it was oil,” said Zhou Aiqin, another resident at Huojugou. Running the train all year around is no easy task, especially in winter when temperatures easily dro
p below m
inus 20 degrees Celsius. Some of the fuel is spent heating the water during the journey to prevent freezing. “Water often drips onto our clothes and instantly freezes. We cannot bend our arms or legs
to move like a gorilla,” said Jia Lin, a veteran worker at the line’s Quanyang station. Train crew and station workers, like residents along the line, have been attached to
the delivery missions, even as demands have greatly shrunk due to improved water infrastructure and relocation o
f villagers. The trains now run three times a month, down from three times a week, to serve only 300 residents.
“But as long as the demand exists, our small train will keep on running,” said Xin Yuehong, head of Quanyang station.
said Van Jackson, a former Defense Department official in the Obama administration.
”Historically, there have been many — I know of half a dozen instances myself personally
— where senior North Korean officials were brought around and shown what capi talist industrialism looks like. They were shown what the stock market floor looks like on the
New York Stock Exchange, or they were brought out to so me tech lab in Silicon Valley,” said Jackson, author of “On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War.”
”We’ve shown them what capitalism looks like … the idea that they will see something in Vietn
cally that triggers something different than what we’ve shown them before is kind of non sense.”There’s something for both Washington and Pyongyang to like when studying the US-Vietnam relationship.
For North Korea, it’s an example of a single-party communist country that reformed i
ts economy without democr atizing. For the United States, it’s an example of how to redefine a relationship and make a buck at the same time.
In 1995 — the year Hanoi and Washington normalized relations — US exports to and imports from Vietnam were
worth just $252 million and $199 million respectively. However in the first 11 months of 2018, the US exported more th
an $8 billion worth of goods to Vietnam and imported goods worth $45 billion, according to US Census figures.