On May 22, on her own program, The Point With Liu Xin, Liu a top anchor on the English-languag
e channel of CGTN, said the $600 billion figure is an estimate by a nonprofit organization that had not been verified.
Liu said it refers to the US’ possible IP loss to the world in a year, according to the organization’s report, China Daily reported.
She said Regan’s points were “all emotion” with “little substance”.
Regan responded on Twitter: “Hey #China State TV – let’s have an HONEST debate on #trade. You
accuse me of being ’emotional’ and not knowing my facts – wrong! You name the time and place, and I’ll be there!”
In accepting the challenge, Liu wrote on Twitter: “My name is not #China State TV. It’s LIU Xin and ple
ase, feel free to call me Xin. … But I don’t want to play any mud throwing game, if that’s what you prepare to do.”
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).
also partnered with local authorities in Hefei to test autonomous
driving technologies, including robotaxis and autonomous fleet management, and on-de
mand mobility services, like ride hailing and car sharing, but none of the parties revealed the details.
Kong Xuanyou, vice-foreign minister and special representative of the Chinese government on
Korean Peninsula affairs, will take up his new post as Chinese ambassador to Japan on Thursday.
Kong, 59, is a fluent Japanese speaker. During his 34-year diplomatic care
er, he has spent two-thirds of the time dealing with issues related to Japan.
He has served in Chinese diplomatic missions in Japan on three occasions, and was China’s ambassador to Vietnam from 2011 to 2014.