China-US/301 Investigation

US Section 301 investigation groundless: official

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1. Various of containers, ship in harbor

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2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Zhao Changwen, director, Industrial Economy Department, Development Research Center of State Council (partially overlaid with shot 3-4/ending with shot 5):
"The report of the so-called '301 Investigation' is questionable in terms of its logic and reasoning as it cited some academic research results, media reports and even policy proposals put forward by some Chinese research institutes, yet which were not employed by the Chinese government. So I think as a top-level strategic report of a country it is quite dubious and not grounded on facts."

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3. Ship, containers on harbor
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5. Various of steel factory
6. Various of workers, products in factories
7. Various of researchers working on computers
8. Various of people, robots working in factories
9. Various of steel factory
10. People working in factory

Beijing, China - April 5, 2018 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
11. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Zhao Changwen, director, Industrial Economy Department, Development Research Center of State Council (partially overlaid with shot 12):
"There were trade frictions between China and the United States in the past, but it's very different this time after the U.S. issued the report. China has formulated a very strong, extensive and targeted plan in response, which reflects that China is very confident and determined to deal with the trade friction."

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13. Various of people, robots working in factory

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The U.S. report of the so-called Section 301 investigation into the alleged Chinese intellectual property and technology transfer practices is groundless and questionable, said an official of China's State Council Thursday in Beijing.

Zhao Changwen, director of the Industrial Economy Department of the State Council's Development Research Center, said the U.S. tariff proposals to impose new tariffs on a list of Chinese goods based on the so-called Section 301 investigation is absurd as the investigation report itself is not grounded on facts.

"The report of the so-called '301 Investigation' is questionable in terms of its logic and reasoning as it cited some academic research results, media reports and even policy proposals put forward by some Chinese research institutes, yet which were not employed by the Chinese government. So I think as a top-level strategic report of a country it is quite dubious and not grounded on facts," said Zhao Changwen, director of Industrial Economy Department of the Development Research Center of the State Council.

The Office of U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday published a proposed list of Chinese goods subject to 25 percent tariffs.

The proposed list of more than 1,300 products worth 50 billion U.S. dollars imported from China covers such industries as aerospace, information and communication technology, robotics and machinery.

Zhao said it's a very unilateral and protectionist practice of the U.S. to propose the list which will impact the businesses of both trading sides.

"There were trade frictions between China and the United States in the past, but it's very different this time after the U.S. issued the report. China has formulated a very strong, extensive and targeted plan in response, which reflects that China is very confident and determined to deal with the trade friction," he said.

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  • ID : 8077647
  • Published : 2018-04-05 23:54
  • Last Modified : 2018-04-05 23:55:19
  • Location : Beijing,China
  • Category : economy, business and finance
  • Duration : 1'46
  • Audio Language : Chinese/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2
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