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irs of Richard Nixon, was published in May this year to mark the 40th anniversary of th
e normalization of China-US ties. Different translated versions were also published in 1979 and 2001.上海乌托邦
The 1,166-page book, an intensely personal examination of his life and caree
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In an article published by Foreign Affairs magazine in October 1967, Nixon stressed the importa上海乌托邦
nce of Asia to the US and the world, concluding with a section on US policy toward China.
“For the short run, then, this means a policy of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counter-pressure designed to pers
上海乌托邦uade Peking (Beijing) that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of in
ternational civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world com
munity-but as a great and progressing nation, not as the epicenter of world revolution,” Nixon said.上海乌托邦
According to the book, shortly after taking office in 1969, Nixon urged Kissinger to explore the possi
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The book tells how China and the US sent signals to each other.
Nixon wrote, “The first serious public step in the China initiative h
上海乌托邦ad been taken in February 1970 when I sent the first Foreign Policy Report to Congress.”
The report called the Chinese “a great and vital people w
ho should not remain isolated from the international community”.上海乌托邦
“It is certainly in our interest, and in the interest of peace and stability in Asia and the w
orld, that we take what steps we can toward improved practical relations with Peking,” the report read.上海乌托邦品茶微信
Nixon said Chinese leaders clearly understood the significance of the language in the report, because two days l
ater, during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with US Ambassador Walter Stoessel, the C
hinese charge d’affaires, Lei Yang, suggested moving their previously unproductive meetings to Beijin上海乌托邦品茶微信
g. He also hinted that China would welcome a high-ranking US official as head of the delegation.
be further strengthened. And the two sides should expedite their efforts to promote youth exchanges and people-to-people engagement in o
rder to deepen mutual understanding. It is good to see that the two governments have decided to take the 2019 China-Japan Youth Exc上海乌托邦
上海乌托邦hange Promotion Year as an opportunity to initiate senior-level cultural exchanges to bring the two peoples closer.
As for security, the two countries should constructively manage and control their conflicts and dive
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teral security relationship. In fact, the series of exchanges, meetings, dialogues and negotiations held between the two countries, their defense m
inistries and militaries since last year is conducive to building constructive security relations.
上海乌托邦品茶微信It is necessary for the two sides to abide by the consensuses they have reached and properly handle sensitiv
e issues. Amicable Sino-Japanese ties have obvious spillover effects. And the two sides have enough reasons to strengthen e
xchanges, coordination and cooperation on international and regional issues to jointly cope with global and regional ch
allenges, and contribute to global governance to make it more equitable and rational. Only in this way can the two si上海乌托邦
des base their relationship on coordination, not competition, and create a brighter future for themselves.
The two sides may encounter some practical difficulties and problems in forging a peaceful, friendly region in the ne上海乌托邦品茶微信
w era. But they should always keep the bigger picture in mind and refer to the consensuses they have reached to resolve th
上海乌托邦eir disputes and differences. After all, a peaceful, cooperative and friendly East China Sea is in the interest of both sides.
The continuous improvement of China-Japan ties is subject to not only external factors, but also how some key, sensitive issu
es are handled. And it would take concrete cooperation projects, if not acute challenges, to test the reliability of Sin上海乌托邦品茶微信
o-Japanese ties in the new era, although both sides’ moves reflect their overlapping strategic benefits, at least for now.
The author is a researcher of law at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. The views don’t necessarily represent those of China Daily.
et forces, and China has never taken any measures to deliberately devalue the currency to make its exports more at
tractive, said Guo, who is also head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.
According to Guo, the short-term fluctuation of the RMB exchan
ge rate was normal, and the depreciation will not last long given the stable economic growth base.
“Any speculative activities to short the RMB will suffer huge losses,” he warned.
The RMB’s daily trading reference, or the central parity for onshore trading, has been stabilized arou
nd 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
direct intervention in foreign exchange markets, and the performance of RMB is address
The topic “Hotpot can be eaten by one person” has attracted about 56 million hits and more than 17,000 posts.
Cai Yani started dining alone in 2012, just after she quit her job as a maga
zine editor. During her period without work, she ate alone, but she discovered that ma
ny restaurants, especially those serving stir-fry, were reluctant to receive solo diners.
In response, Cai started filming her Solo Dining series. Each episode lasts about three minute
s and features one meal made by one person. The short series has attracted millions of views on Youku, a vid
eo-sharing platform in China, and its social media account has more than 1 million followers.
She believes the growing popularity of her films, as well as many othe
r videos and publications dedicated to eating alone, is not only due to the rising number
of singletons in China, but also the growing stress of living in big cities that pushes people to seek comfort in food.
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China’s most valuable brand, topped Forbes’s
newly released annual ranking of the world’s top 2,000 largest public companies for the seven consecutive years.
The State-owned bank, which generated 298.7 billion yuan ($43.5 billion) in net profit last
year, has assets of more than $4 trillion and nearly half a million employees, according to Forbes.
Meanwhile, China Construction Bank, the Agricultural Bank of China and the Bank of China, renowned as the “Big Four” ba
nks in China along with ICBC, also joined the top 10, ranking at third, fourth and eighth places, respectively.
Ping An Insurance Group came in at seventh with a market capital of $220.2 billion, according to Forbes.