Beijing easing travel rules for US business executives: China's envoy to US
WASHINGTON: China will reduce the time needed for approval of travel by US business executives to no more than 10 days, China\u0027s ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, said on Thursday (Dec 2), promising to turn \u0022an attentive ear\u0022 to concerns raised by US businesses. Qin, who arrived in the Un
WASHINGTON: China will reduce the time needed for approval of travel by US business executives to no more than 10 days, China's ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, said on Thursday (Dec 2), promising to turn"an attentive ear" to concerns raised by US businesses.
Qin, who arrived in the United States in July, told a dinner hosted by the US-China Business Council that Beijing would also work to make COVID-19 testing more convenient and allow executives to work during quarantine.Qin said Beijing was implementing Chinese President Xi Jinping's direction on upgrading"fast track" arrangements for travel, a response to US concerns about resumption of business travel to China.Read more: CNA »
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LinkedIn WASHINGTON: China will reduce the time needed for approval of travel by US business executives to no more than 10 days, China's ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, said on Thursday (Dec 2), promising to turn"an attentive ear" to concerns raised by US businesses.Beijing has urged US business groups with interests in China to “speak out” and lobby the US government in its defence, warning that as bilateral relations deteriorate they cannot make money “in silence”.Space Force general.U.
Qin, who arrived in the United States in July, told a dinner hosted by the US-China Business Council that Beijing would also work to make COVID-19 testing more convenient and allow executives to work during quarantine. Qin said Beijing was implementing Chinese President Xi Jinping's direction on upgrading"fast track" arrangements for travel, a response to US concerns about resumption of business travel to China. Key business groups including the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the US-China Business Council, met Xie at a virtual forum on Tuesday, according to a transcript of his address. "With the upgraded arrangement, the time needed for travel approval will be shorter, no more than 10 working days," he said. “We’re really at a point now where there’s a whole host of ways that our space systems can be threatened. Qin said Beijing would share its specific workplan"very soon" with the US Centers for Disease Control. The meeting’s warning added to letters sent by China’s embassy in Washington directly to US businesses last month , making similar threats and urging them to lobby against US bills that would affect Chinese interests. He said Beijing was committed to implementing the spirit of the recent virtual summit between Xi and US President Joe Biden, and injecting"more positive energy into our relations". Pledges by governments to cut carbon dioxide and methane emissions are currently insufficient to limit global warming to an international target of 1.
Qin called for strengthened cooperation in manufacturing, financial services and the energy sector. “It’s good to enjoy the shade under the big tree,” he said. China is building its own version of GPS, and a “couple of hundred” intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance satellites. He also repeated Beijing's call for Washington to abolish additional tariffs imposed on Chinese goods by the administration of former President Donald Trump. Marc Allen, chief strategy officer for Boeing, welcomed the announcement of fast track travel, and a separate decision by China's aviation authority to issue an airworthiness directive on the Boeing 737 MAX, which will pave the way for the model's return to service in China after more than two-and-a-half years. Related: Beijing Winter Olympics committee denies blocking foreign media “We hope that our friends in the business community will clearly oppose the politicisation of economic and trade issues and the abuse of the concept of national security, push the Biden administration to lift the tariffs imposed on China, stop the suppression and sanctions against Chinese enterprises and provide a level playing field for enterprises of both countries. At the same gathering, US Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Jose Fernandez repeated a litany of US complaints about China's business practices and stressed the need for a level playing field for US companies. “They’re fielding operational systems at an incredible rate. He reiterated US concerns about human rights, including alleged forced labour, in China's Xinjiang region and highlighted US government warnings to business about the risks of operating in Hong Kong. Beijing has rejected claims it is abusing human rights." Kerry said Washington was engaging with some of these developing countries to help them accelerate a transition to cleaner forms of energy and reduce emissions.
He told the business leaders operating in China they should keep in mind that they are"not bystanders in the broader economic and strategic relationship". "Above all, please be mindful how your activities can affect US national security and the fundamental values that we all hold dear," he said. Beijing has also been sanctioned over its intervention in Hong Kong and crackdown in Tibet, and criticised for its aggression towards Taiwan. Roscosmos and the China National Space Administration did not respond to requests for comment from The Independent. Related: .