m3n4.net
m3n4.net September 22, 2018


We do not want US trade war, says China

05 March 2018, 12:47 | Tara Lloyd

Top Asian News 8:00 am GMT

Souvenir necklaces with a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping are displayed for sale at a stall in Tiananmen Square in Beijing

Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui, who is the National People's Congress spokesman, sidestepped a question at the legislature's opening news conference about whether Xi would stay on "forever". His comments were made ahead of the release of the country's defense spending budget, which is expected to take place on Monday.

"China does not want a trade war with the United States, but if it takes actions to hurt China's interests, China will not sit by idly and will take necessary measures", Zhang Yesui, a spokesperson for China's National People's Congress, said in a press conference.

A state-owned defense company is developing the country's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

China past year increased the defence budget to $150.5 billion, three times higher than India's latest defence budget of about $52.5 billion.

Top Chinese official urges outreach to diaspora
During the gathering, which wraps up around mid-March, the proposal is widely expected to become China's new reality. And other images, words, and expressions that might be used to criticize Xi are also censored .

"In recent years, China has moderately raised defence investment", he told a news conference.

"China has always upheld the path of peaceful development, and practices a defensive defence policy. China's development will not pose a threat to other countries", Zhang said.

A large part of the growth of China's defence budget is to make up for the low military spending in the past and is mainly used to upgrade equipment and improve the welfare of servicemen and women and the living and training condition of troops.

However, many countries including India suspect that China has geostrategic designs behind the project, which Beijing calls purely an economic one.

Black Panther makes history
The steady stream of smashing the box office , both domestic and foreign, continues to run its course for Black Panther . He's still Bruce Willis, but a decade of doing straight to video movies has severely diminished his star power.

Trade tensions between the world's two largest economies have risen since Trump took office in 2017, and although China only accounts for a small fraction of USA steel imports, its massive industry expansion has helped produce a global glut of steel that has driven down prices.

The proposal, part of Trump's budget request for the USA government, would provide the Pentagon $617 billion and an additional $69 billion to fund ongoing wars in fiscal year 2019.

The defence budget of the USA which is the highest in the world amounted to $602.8 billion.

The Chinese Ministry of Finance a year ago said the defense budget would top 1 trillion yuan (US$145 billion) after the exact figure was initially kept out of documents released at the start of the annual legislative sessions.

'Racist' white powder letter sent to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
Police are investigating a suspicious package which was addressed Meghan Markle and her fiancé Prince Harry at Kensington Palace. He said Prince Harry was "worried about Ms Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her".

With worries about potential disputes with the United States over the South China Sea and the status of self-ruled Taiwan, China's military had mounted what defence sources and diplomats viewed as a lobbying campaign for more spending.



Other News

Trending Now

Allison Janney defends Kate Middleton wearing green to BAFTAs
Many female guests are eschewing colour to show support for the "Time's Up" movement against sexual harassment and bullying. William and Kate will have therefore made George jealous when they met Paddington Bear himself at Paddington station.

On AAP vs Delhi Chief Secretary tussle, Rajnath says 'deeply pained'
Members of the subordinate services in Delhi went on a strike which they said would continue until the guilty are arrested. We also stand, very strongly by the chief secretary, Delhi and all our colleagues in the NCT cadre.

Apple reportedly looking to buy cobalt directly from miners
Seeing as this isn't a large quantity of cobalt, it's no smartphones which are depleting cobalt resources: it's electric cars. Now a new report reveals that Apple is attempting to secure Cobalt supplies by purchasing the mineral directly from Miners.

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs survives first day of state finals
When he won the state title Saturday, the boos were overtaken by cheers, not that he lets the reception he receives affect him. The lawsuit's argument centered around Beggs' use of testosterone to help with that transition.

California Parents accused of torturing 13 kids to appear in court
He said staff at the Corona Medical Centre have set up an outdoor area for the children so they can play sports and exercise. They previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft of other charges and are being held on $12 million bail.

Turkish women sentenced to death in Iraq for joining IS
Thousands of foreigners fought in Syria and Iraq on the side of an "Islamic state" at least from 2014, reminds Reuters . Sixteen Turkish women were found guilty of terrorism and sentenced to death by an Iraqi court on Sunday, CNN reports.

Tiger Woods to play in Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor next week
The Arnold Palmer Invitational is set for March 12-18 at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando . It will be his first start at the event since his last win in 2013.

Major Nor'easter revs up over East Coast
A nor'easter officially hit the US East Coast on Friday morning, and is expected to affect coastal cities from Georgia to Maine. About 1,500 flights involving United States airports are canceled, Flight tracking website FlightAware.com posted Friday .

A '9 To 5' Reboot Is On The Way
In the age of #MeToo and Time's Up, Dolly Parton believes it's the ideal time to remake her hit film, " 9 to 5 ". But Parton says they'd better not take too long.

Baekhyun responds to Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva's love for EXO
Although the mistakes did cost Li one point, they didn't bar her from reaching the final, which she has longed for years. The 2018 Olympics proved that figure skating is alive and thriving around the world. just not in the U.S.