The move came in response to the Chinese State Council
's announcement that tariffs ranging from 5 to 10 percent would be applied to $75 billion worth of US goods, with some taking effect on September 1 and others on December 15.
In response, the Chinese State Council
imposed 25% tariff on agricultural products, automobiles, and "aquatic products."
Last week, the Chinese State Council
Information Office released a white paper that claimed, among other things, that Xinjiang is a region where religious freedom is respected, and that the Uighur population did not choose to become Muslim.
In a white paper released by the Chinese State Council
Information Office, Beijing held the US responsible for the setbacks in the trade negotiations process.
"Chinese State Council
Vice Premier Liu He held a phone conversation with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the parties have discussed in detail the key issues (relating) to the text (of the trade agreement) and defined the agenda for the further work," Sputnik quoted a statement issued by the ministry as saying.
The Plantation Industries Ministry said that the rubber based Free Trade Zone will be established together by the Chinese Government and the Chinese State Council
Chinese State Council
. He added that there will be Chinese
16, the Chinese State Council
Information Office announced that Taiwanese, Hongkongers and Macanese who have lived in China for at least six months and are legally working, residing or studying in the country, will be eligible to apply for residence permits.
1 (SUNA) - Sudan's Ambassador to China Ahmed Shawr has said that the President of the Republic is to hold a bilateral meeting during his participation in the African-China Cooperation Forum with the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping as well as the holding of a formal session of talks through a lengthy meeting with the Head of the Chinese State Council
Li Keqiang in a meeting that was not available to many African countries, which signifies the importance of Sudan.
The Chinese State Council
has called for a trade strategy that is "based in China's periphery, radiates along the Belt and Road, and faces the world." This suggests that Chinese leaders have in mind a hub-and-spoke system, with China the hub and countries on its periphery the spokes.
The governments of only 18 countries have not yet set up a presence on Facebook, including China, North Korea and Turkmenistan, however, a Facebook page was set up for the Chinese State Council
Information Office @ChinaSCIO which has only 175 likes.
Chinese State Council
has announced several adjustments to policies for free trade zones across the country, relaxing restrictions for overseas investment in a number of industries including shipping, aircraft manufacturing and rail transporation.