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China firmly opposes Turkish tariff hike on Chinese vehicles: MOC

2024-06-14 16:50 Last Updated At:21:27

China is strongly dissatisfied with and firmly opposes Türkiye's decision to impose additional duties on imports of Chinese vehicles, China's Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.

China has made serious representations to the Turkish side many times on its decision of imposing a 40 percent additional tariff on imports of vehicles from China, according to a statement from a ministry spokesperson in response to a media query.

The spokesman said that the Turkish side only imposed additional import duties on vehicles originating in China, constituting discrimination against Chinese products and seriously violating the principle of most-favored-nation treatment. China strongly deplores and firmly opposes this.

The WTO rules are the basic principles for all members to formulate trade policies. Türkiye's move of imposing additional import tariffs on China is clearly prohibited by WTO rules, it said.

Turkey's capricious policy not only harms the interests of the cooperation enterprises and local Turkish consumers, but also increases the concerns of Chinese enterprises about the business environment in Türkiye and damps their confidence in investing in Turkey. The losses will outweigh the gains in the end, said the statement.

China urges Türkiye to immediately cancel discriminatory tariff measures and jointly promote the healthy development of China-Türkiye economic and trade relations. China will take all necessary measures to defend the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises, it said.

China firmly opposes Turkish tariff hike on Chinese vehicles: MOC

China firmly opposes Turkish tariff hike on Chinese vehicles: MOC

China firmly opposes Turkish tariff hike on Chinese vehicles: MOC

China firmly opposes Turkish tariff hike on Chinese vehicles: MOC

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Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

2024-07-22 22:24 Last Updated At:22:57

Chinese Premier Li Qiang has called for efforts to push forward high-standard opening-up and actively explore and innovate to motivate more momentum and vitality, so as to advance high-quality development in further deepening reform comprehensively.

Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks during a research trip to north China's Tianjin Municipality on Monday.

Li first visited the core area of the Tiankai Higher Education Innovation Park, where he learned about the park's construction and operation, and had talks with researchers and heads of sci-tech financial institutions as well as start-ups.

Saying that the key to fostering new growth drivers and developing new quality productivity lies in reform and innovation, Li underlined staying focused on integrated development of sci-tech innovation and industrial innovation, therefore building a more efficient and attractive sci-tech innovation platform.

He called for more support for small and medium-sized sci-tech firms and incentives for sci-tech personnel in terms of policies and funding, so as to promote the application of scientific and technological advances, and accelerate the development of new quality productivity.

The park, inaugurated in May, was established through the collaboration of Tianjin-based top-notched universities including Tianjin University and Nankai University.

Li then visited the branch of the world-leading elevator manufacturer Otis and CDHorizon, a world's top integrated equipment operation service provider, in the Binhai New Area.

Li urged efforts to make good use of policies for supporting the large renewal of equipment and to support enterprises in promoting the new application of artificial intelligence, so that more enterprises and products with core competitiveness can compete to emerge.

The premier also highlighted innovative use of financial leasing and other financial instruments, thus better serving the real economy.

Li called on the Binhai New Area to take the lead in better stimulating impetus and vitality in deepening reform, underlining the reform in institutions and mechanisms of the pilot free trade zone, financial innovation and development, and high-level opening up to the outside world.

Li also emphasized the need to accelerate the integrated development of ports, industries and cities by leveraging strengths and characteristics, in order to integrate resources and enhance their role in promoting the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

Fully acknowledging Tianjin's achievements in socio-economic development, Li expressed his hope that the municipality will forge ahead and constantly scale new heights in promoting high-quality development.

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

Premier Li urges high-quality development to further deepen reform comprehensively

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