Month: May 2019
eign exchange reserves at $3.095 trillion at the end of April. The reserve amount was stable, altho
ugh it slightly retreated from $3.098 trillion at the end of March, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
Li Yang, director of the National Institution for Finance and Development of the Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences, said that China is unlikely to sacrifice foreign exchange reserves to de
fend its currency, even if depreciation pressure rises amid any escalation in trade tension.
In May, the offshore RMB exchange rate against the US dollar dropped more than 3 percen
t under market pressure as global investors worried about the escalation of trade friction.
Guo Shuqing, Party secretary of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said on Monday that higher US tariffs on Chin
a’s imports triggered financial market volatility, and this also affected the offshore RMB.
e technologies that it enables, are harnessed for the benefit of mankind while minimizing the risks to devel
opment, peace and security and human rights,” Guterres said in a congratulatory letter to the expo.
Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology, said China has already made sig
nificant progress in bolstering the big data industry with a string of big data platforms established in sect
ors such as manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation and medical care.
“We will make a fresh push to integrate cutting-edge information technologies into the re
al economy, including establishing a national industrial data center, to better power the country’s sp
rawling manufacturing sector,” Miao said at the opening ceremony of the big data expo.
hat the ban will be an alarm bell for China, and the Chinese government and domestic comp
anies will accelerate the push for developing core industries, including in chips manufacturing.
“As the division of the telecom industrial chain has become globalized, the US ban will also affect US chipmakers’ income,” the report
said. “Huawei lists 33 US companies among core suppliers, accounting for 36 percent of its total key suppliers.”
A strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Peru on Sunday morning, the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) said.
No casualties or material damages have so far been reported.
The IGP first reported the quake measured 7.2 magnitude. It was recorded at 02:41
am local time (0741 GMT) in the province of Alto Amazonas in northern area of the Loreto region.
Hernando Tavera, head of the IGP, told local media: “The quake has been percei
ved with a fairly large radius, including Lima, Junin, Pasco and Iquitos, where there has been a power cut.”