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China's machinery industry reports steady expansion in April

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China's machinery industry reports steady expansion in April

2024-05-21 09:13 Last Updated At:11:37

China's machinery industry registered stable growth in April, according to the China Machinery Industry Federation on Monday.

During the period, the four main sub-industries in the machinery sector—general equipment manufacturing, professional equipment manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, and electric machinery and equipment manufacturing—all showed favorable growth in their added value compared to the same period last year.

Among them, general equipment manufacturing reported a 3.7 percent increase, while professional equipment manufacturing experienced a 2 percent increase. Notably, automotive manufacturing displayed a significant growth of 16.3 percent and electric machinery and equipment manufacturing saw a growth of 5.8 percent.

With proactive efforts from central and local governments in promoting the implementation of large-scale equipment renewals and trade-ins of consumer goods, the market demand for mechanical products has seen sustained improvement, facilitating the stabilization and enhancement of industry operations.

China's machinery industry reports steady expansion in April

China's machinery industry reports steady expansion in April

China's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Geng Shuang on Thursday called on the Houthi armed forces in Yemen to immediately and unconditionally release the detained U.N. personnel.

Speaking at a U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in Yemen, Geng reiterated the call for the Houthi armed forces to respect the rights of commercial ships from all countries to navigate in the Red Sea waters in accordance with international law. He urged an end to acts of harassment and the maintenance of security in the Red Sea shipping lanes.

Geng also called on the relevant parties to exercise restraint and cease actions that escalate tensions.

"We support the international community in increasing humanitarian assistance to Yemen and helping alleviate the humanitarian situation there. We hope that the donors will fulfill their commitments as soon as possible. All parties should support the Yemeni government's efforts to develop the economy and improve the people's livelihoods. China supports the Secretary-General's statement expressing grave concern over the recent detention of U.N. personnel in Yemen and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all U.N. personnel," Geng said.

At the meeting, United Nations' Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg reported that a total of 13 U.N. staff members and five employees of international non-governmental organizations were detained by the Houthi armed forces last week. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the Houthi armed forces to respect international law and immediately and unconditionally release all U.N. and non-governmental organization personnel, and to refrain from arbitrarily detaining civilians.

China urges release of detained U.N. personnel in Yemen, calls for greater humanitarian aid efforts

China urges release of detained U.N. personnel in Yemen, calls for greater humanitarian aid efforts

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