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The auction of a prominent dragon-shaped building in Pangu Plaza in Beijing bega
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nd the price will increase by 5 million yuan each time another participant joins.
d Cross Society of China arrived in Kabul again, marking the beginning of the project’s second phase. It is expected that an add
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Radicals breached ‘bottom line’ of law, spokeswoman says
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re about Hong Kong’s future should step up firmly to stop the violence and restore order.
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nd rational layout of the industrial structure, and to realize the sustainable long-term development.
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the questions of some members of the chief executive election committee, concerning h
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olice in Southwest China’s Yunnan province have seized a total of 114.9 kilogra
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A drug gang was busted in the city’s Gengma County on July 29, during which police found 23
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report on Friday that the yuan’s exchange r
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ange interventions in recent years”, a conclusion that clarifies China’s innocence from currency manipulation.
The IMF said that the country’s external position in 2018 was “broadly in li
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The organization also welcomed China’s efforts to reform its exchange rate regime to make the yuan more fle
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The clarification by the IMF indicates that the US Treasury’s reckless claim on Mon
day of China engaging in currency manipulation is nothing but unfounded finger-pointing.
moment for Treasury Department pronouncements to be credited by
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d will wonder whether and how the United States will get China to change its exchange-rate policies,” Summers wrote.
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sury Department’s manipulation claims. … We have only limited capacity to shape Ch
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Summers served as treasury secretary in the administration of presiden上海419论坛
t Bill Clinton and as an economic adviser to former president Barack Obama.
Daniel Ikenson, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies in Washington, said on social m
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o longer tenable for China to continue to prop up the yuan. There is no manipulation.”
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In response, the yuan fell to a low of just beyond 7-to-1 against the US dollar on Monday. Allowing the yuan to fall red
uces the relative price for Chinese imports and makes US products comparatively more expensive.
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The major stock indexes－the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq c
omposite and the S&P 500－closed up more than 1 percent each on Tuesday. Afte
r Monday’s sell-off, the biggest of the year, Tuesday’s rebound of 312 points put the Dow at 26,023.
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