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China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

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China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman
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China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

2024-06-14 22:37 Last Updated At:23:47

A Chinese defense spokesperson Friday said China will take all necessary countermeasures against the Philippines' dangerous and escalating acts.

Zhang Xiaogang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks when responding to a media question about the recent moves by the Philippine side in areas of Ren'ai Jiao (Reef) and Xianbin Jiao.

"Nansha Qundao (Nansha Islands), including Ren'ai Jiao and Xianbin Jiao, is inherent territory of China, and it is legitimate and reasonable for the Chinese side to carry out law enforcement activities in waters under its jurisdiction. China has repeatedly made clear its principled position on this. In fact, the Philippine side broke its promises on the Ren'ai Jiao issue, played with fire and made provocations to escalate tension. Such behavior is like a thief crying 'stop thief'. It has even cooked up and spread disinformation about Xianbin Jiao in an attempt to cover up its infringements and provocations. Such behavior fully shows that the Philippine side is undoubtedly the one that undermines peace and creates instability. The Chinese side has remained highly vigilant and will continue to take all necessary countermeasures against the dangerous and escalating acts of the Philippine side," said the spokesperson.

China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

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Global South embrace globalization while U.S., Europe turn inwards: UK scholar

2024-07-24 20:26 Last Updated At:20:47

Global South nations including China have welcomed cooperation with open arms whereas the United States and Europe turned their back on the cross-border flows of goods, services, capital, people and data, according to a UK economist.

In an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN), John Ross, former director of economic policy for the mayor of London, and a senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, said China has been a clear beneficiary of globalization, and a major engine of international trade and exchanges.

"Since 1978 with reform and opening-up, China has had the fastest sustained growth of any major economy in the whole of human history. Why should it wish to abandon that? This would be the equivalent of sort of taking out a shotgun and shooting yourself in the foot. The development that China has got is now in line also with the majority of the world economy," he said.

In stark contrast to China and other Global South countries, the U.S. and Europe choose to walk away from globalization, according to Ross.

"The problem is that the United States is turning inwards. This will become official, of course, if Trump imposes a 10-percent tariff on all imports into the U.S., which is what he said he'll do [if re-elected]. Whether he will do it is another thing. But whether that's proposed, that will be the official turn of the United States towards protectionism. Europe is [also] doing that. But on the other hand, you have the big Global South economies, not merely China, but India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Turkey, etc. They're not turning in, they're turning outwards,”he said.

Ross concluded that the two paths are distinctively different and China will uphold globalization.

"You've got two trends in the world economy. You've got China plus the Global South, which is turning outwards to globalization. And Europe and the United States, which are turning inward on themselves. So, it's in China's best interest to continue opening up," he said.

Global South embrace globalization while U.S., Europe turn inwards: UK scholar

Global South embrace globalization while U.S., Europe turn inwards: UK scholar

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