Thursday May 31, 2018MONTHLY International Department of the CPC Central CommitteeBEIJING REVIEW  PDF
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Major events in May 2018
May 1: China removes import tariffs on all cancer drugs
China on May 1 has exempted import tariffs on all common drugs including cancer drugs, cancer alkaloid-based drugs, and imported traditional Chinese medicine. Value-added tax on the production and import of drugs will also drop.
May 7: CPC pledges to fully incorporate core socialist values in legislation
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on May 7 announced a plan to "fully incorporate core socialist values in legislation" in the next five to 10 years.
May 8: Chinese premier arrives in Tokyo for official visit, China-Japan-ROK Leaders' Meeting
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Tokyo on May 8 for an official visit to Japan and the 7th China-Japan-Republic of Korea (ROK) leaders' meeting.
May 10: China ‘strongly dissatisfied’ with EU trade practice
China's commerce ministry said on May 10 that the country is "strongly dissatisfied" with the European Union's use of a "surrogate country" approach in probes against Chinese products.
May 15: CASS: China's economy to grow 6.7 pct in 2018
A recent report issued by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) forecast a 6.7 percent growth to the Chinese economy in 2018, saying there would be no "hard landing".
May 17: Book on Xi Jinping Thought published
A book to help the public understand Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era was released by Xuexi Publishing House on May 17.
May 21: SCO countries pledge to enhance political trust, safeguard stability
Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi on May 22 called on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries to enhance political mutual trust and jointly safeguard regional stability and development.
May 31: Chinese FM dispels EU's worries over 16+1 cooperation between China, CEE countries
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on May 31 that the cooperation between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries is conducive to European integration, and a divided, weakened EU is not in China's interests.