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China, Australia make positive progress on multiple economic, trade issues

2024-06-14 16:55 Last Updated At:21:17

China and Australia have made positive progress on multiple economic and trade issues through joint efforts since last year, and China's decision and moves on economic and trade issues have always abode by Chinese laws and WTO rules, said He Yadong, spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce, at a regular press conference in Beijing on Thursday.

He made the remarks as Australia had previously expressed its hope to see China lift its trade ban on lobsters and other products.

China will focus on the long-term benefits of China-Australia economic and trade cooperation, and work with Australia to expand common interests, deepen pragmatic cooperation, and promote high-quality development of bilateral economic and trade relations, said he.

"The inspection and quarantine measures taken by China on relevant commodities strictly abide by Chinese laws and regulations and WTO rules. China is willing to communicate on some technical issues of mutual concern in bilateral trade and seek mutually beneficial and win-win solutions. At the same time, we also hope that Australia will work with China to inject more positive factors into China-Australia economic and trade cooperation," said the spokesman.

China, Australia make positive progress on multiple economic, trade issues

China, Australia make positive progress on multiple economic, trade issues

China, Australia make positive progress on multiple economic, trade issues

China, Australia make positive progress on multiple economic, trade issues

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Rescue work underway as torrential rains batter parts of China

2024-07-15 05:24 Last Updated At:06:27

Local governments in areas hit by recent downpours in China are intensifying efforts to rescue residents trapped by floods, as torrential rains persist across some regions in the country.

On Saturday, heavy rainfall in Neijiang City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, led to urban waterlogging and landslides in some areas. The local firefighters swiftly responded to rescue operations. Firefighters transferred residents trapped in low-lying areas to safe place promptly, especially the elderly with mobility difficulties.

Rubber boats were also used to rescue and transport stranded passengers from cars as floodwaters inundated the streets. Water suction pumps were deployed to drain water from waterlogged residential areas, ensuring the safety and convenience of affected residents.

In addition, a landslide caused by the heavy rainfall sent a large amount of soil and gravel downhill, blocking the exit routes of a residential building at the foot of the hill and trapping residents inside. local firefighters quickly entered the building to conduct emergency search and rescue operations, successfully evacuating five stranded individuals.

As rainfall persisted in Neijiang, a level-III emergency response for flood control was implemented on Sunday morning.

In addition to Neijiang, some parts of Xinyang City in central China's Henan Province were hit by recent torrential rains, with rainfall peaking at 58.1 mm per hour. On Saturday afternoon, Zhaopeng Village in Shangcheng County experienced rising floodwaters, trapping elderly people and children in their homes. Local rescuers swiftly responded, using rubber boats to transfer the trapped villagers or carry them on back to safety.

As of Sunday morning, heavy rainfall continued in Xinyang, prompting the local meteorological station to issue an orange alert for rainstorms.

China has a four-tier flood-control emergency response system, with Level I being the most urgent response, and a four-tier, color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe warning, followed by orange, yellow, and blue.

Rescue work underway as torrential rains batter parts of China

Rescue work underway as torrential rains batter parts of China

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