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ciple. So every country has important principles, and we absolutely c
annot make concessions on such issues of principle,” the vice-premier said.
Liu, however, added that he hoped both sides would exhibit flexibility in the talks.
He refuted the criticism of the US side that China reneged on its promises in the draft trade text.
“We believe that it is only natural to have changes before a final deal; it is something that surely occurs in the process, so we
don’t think the Chinese side has back-walked,” he said, adding that he disagreed with the wording of “renege”.
“We just had differing views on how to phrase some things in t
he text, and we hope to resolve it, so it’s unnecessary to overreact to the issue,” he said.
ization reforms and enhance communication with member countries and regions to deal with trade issues. That will stre
ngthen the WTO and jointly maintain free trade and the multilateral trade system, he said.a
Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition welcomed its first tourist peak by serv
ing more than 320,000 tourists during the four-day May Day holiday, the organizer said Saturday.
Lei Lei, an official with the organizing committee, said the Chinese Pavilion, the Inte
rnational Pavilion, the Life Experience Pavilion, the Botany Pavilion and the Gui
Some 132 activities, including float parades, world ethnic and folk cultural perform
ances, and culture and art carnivals staged by central and eastern European countries, were held during the holiday.
With the theme of “Live Green, Live Better,” the expo opened to the public on M
onday at the foot of the Great Wall in the capital’s Yanqing District and will last until Oct 7.
rui Theater were among the most popular destinations, which h
ave received a total of over 734,000 visitors during the holiday.