Premier Li Qiang stressed China's readiness to bolster Belt and Road cooperation and uphold the centrality of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in regional affairs during separate meetings with leaders of Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia over the weekend.
China has suspended imports of all aquatic products originating in Japan, and will closely track and assess the impacts of Japan's act of dumping radioactive water into the ocean, in order to safeguard its national interests and public health.
The General Administration of Customs' decision to suspend mango imports from Taiwan to the mainland is a legal, scientific and standard biosecurity precaution, a spokeswoman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council said on Monday.
The sharp decline in the value of the goods that America imports from China — by 25 percent in the first half of this year — is due to a consumer spending drop, but also a result of "indirect trade" between the two countries, suggesting their economic links are "enduring" even amid tensions, analysts said.
China's imports and exports declined slightly by 0.8 percent year-on-year to 6.18 trillion yuan ($890 billion) during the first two months of the year, official customs data showed on Tuesday.