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Türkiye's extra tariff on Chinese cars violates WTO rules: spokesman

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Türkiye's extra tariff on Chinese cars violates WTO rules: spokesman
China

China

Türkiye's extra tariff on Chinese cars violates WTO rules: spokesman

2024-06-14 18:14 Last Updated At:20:37

Türkiye's decision to impose additional duties on imports of Chinese vehicles is neither in line with WTO rules nor conforms to the positive development trend of bilateral relations, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lin Jian on Friday.

Lin made the remarks at a regular press briefing in Beijing in response to a statement issued on the same day by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce which slammed Türkiye for imposing 40 percent tariffs on Chinese fuel and hybrid passenger cars.

"In recent years, the China-Türkiye economic and trade cooperation has grown rapidly, and practical cooperation in various fields has been deepened, which has helped Türkiye's economic and social development and brought tangible benefits to the people of both countries. Türkiye's decision to impose additional tariffs on Chinese vehicles is neither in line with WTO rules nor conforms to the stable development trend of the China-Türkiye relations," Lin said.

Türkiye's extra tariff on Chinese cars violates WTO rules: spokesman

Türkiye's extra tariff on Chinese cars violates WTO rules: spokesman

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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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