et forces, and China has never taken any measures to deliberately devalue the currency to make its exports more at
tractive, said Guo, who is also head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.
According to Guo, the short-term fluctuation of the RMB exchan
ge rate was normal, and the depreciation will not last long given the stable economic growth base.
“Any speculative activities to short the RMB will suffer huge losses,” he warned.
The RMB’s daily trading reference, or the central parity for onshore trading, has been stabilized arou
nd 6.89 per dollar for eight days from May 20, and market watchers said market-oriented depreciation pressure was losing steam.
Yi Gang, the central bank governor, has said several times that the PBOC has ceased
direct intervention in foreign exchange markets, and the performance of RMB is address
l kindergarten had used to ask children whether they were involved in gangs went viral on the internet. The local educa
tional bureau said that the research was meant to stop bullies in kindergartens instead of finding gangster members.
A number of regions in China, including Qiannan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture in Guizhou, Guangzhou city in Gu
angdong, and the cities of Chizhou and Anqing in Anhui, have decided to reschedule their dragon boat races so as to pr
ovide a quiet environment for gaokaotakers, news portal thepaper.cn reported.
Some places, such as the city of Yueqing in Zhejiang, have banned holding such activities during the gaokao, said the report.
The gaokao, or the national college entrance exam, will take place
on June 7 and 8 this year, coinciding with the Duanwu Festival (aka Dragon Boat F
estival) holiday, when traditionally dragon boat races are held in celebration of the festival.
has taken a tougher line on protection of agriculture. France, for example, is opposed to including agriculture in transatlantic trade talks.
The Greens are one of the big winners in the elections (even beating Germ
any’s Social democrats into second place), and they will seek to impose strict conditions reg
arding climate change, the environment and human rights on future trade deals. This attitude will also make it dif
ficult to agree a new trade deal with the US, as it has not endorsed the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Although the nationalist and populist parties now have more seats, it does not mean they will form a united front in the EP. Th
ere are divisions on trade, on the environment and on dealing with China. Some of these parties, such as the Na
tional Front, are seen as firm opponents of free trade, whereas Alternative for Germany and Matteo Sal
vini’s Lega Nord in Italy tend to be more supportive (depending on the content of the trade agreement).
de has made various remarks about trade negotiations, with some saying the agreement w
ill come out soon while others saying it’s still difficult to reach an agreement, from time to time.
China’s position has been consistent, Lu said. “The trade frictions should be resolved through friendly con
sultations and negotiations, which must be based on mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit,” he added.
SOUTHAMPTON, England – Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party was se
t to storm to victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Min
ister Theresa May to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union, early results showed.
The country’s two main parties, May’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party, hemorrhaged support while sm
aller pro-EU parties did well: the Liberal Democrats were in second place, according to a BBC projection.