If the treaty is abolished, security risks will be reassessed and major powers will redefin
e what “security” is. Overall international relations will be implicated. Such a scenario is unfav
orable to an end to the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and runs the risk of a rise in conflicts in other regions.
As far as China is concerned, the US intends to make the INF treaty a multilateral agreement, which may become an
excuse for Washington to exert pressure on Beijing. Without the restraints of the treaty,
the US may intensify its deployment of offensive miss
iles and anti-missile systems around China, further increasing China’s strategic security challenges.
Beijing will never accept the treaty becoming a multilateral agreement. It mu
st reject any request from the US on the issue. Instead of relying too much on land-bas
ed missiles for national security, China must diversify its strategic nuclear deterrence. It’s an urgent task.
Local governments at provincial levels can lift tax relief by 30 percent at most according to local conditions.
The tax deduction mainly covers value-added tax, urban maintenance and construction
tax, educational surcharge and individual income tax and will be effective from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021.
The Belt and Road Initiative has promoted prosperity, peace and security not only in China but throughout the regions. I invited some scientists and university pr
ofessors in Iran to study the initiative. Their report will increase Iranians’ understanding of it through the media.
Many projects are currently being carried out in Iran under the initiative, including energy, infrastr
ucture and railway projects. Iranian people, the government and the Supreme Leader are willing to strengthen
relations with China and support cooperation between the two countries in various fields. All the projects
that China plans to carry out in Iran will be welcomed by us. One of my priorities is to promote these projects.
The second Belt and Road Forum for international C
ooperation will be held this year. Will Iran send an official delegation to the event?
We will not refuse any invitation from China. Iran attends most of the forums and meetings held in China. The Belt and Ro
ad Forum is an important event which will be attended by high-level Iranian officials.
With China’s rise in the last few years, it has become more involved in Middle East affairs includin
g making mediation efforts. China also played a role in the Iran nuclear deal talks. How do you e
valuate China’s efforts in Middle East affairs? What role do you think China can play in the region?
What happened to the cooperation between Apple and Samsung? What made the former “enemies” shake hands and make peace?
What’s the specific reason? According to CNBC, on January 7, Apple and Samsung announced their cooperation before the start of CES in Las
Vegas. Soon, Samsung smart TV users will be able to access iTunes movies and TV content.
Airplay 2 will also support iPhone and iPad users to send content from their phones to televisions.
It’s the first time Apple’s iTunes has been built into third-party devices.
Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President of Apple’s Internet Software and Services, announced the
partnership: “We look forward to getting more users around the world to adopt it.
Samsung smart TV experience iTunes and AirPlay 2, and iPhone, iPad and Mac users have another
way to enjoy playing their favorite content on the big screen at home. As we all know, Apple and Samsung fought in court for many years.
There are also many patent wars between the two sides. From hurting each other to working together, what is Apple’s intention? Industry
insiders believe that with the decline in sales of Apple’s devices such as the iPhone, Apple can only turn to software services, diluting the hardware priority strategy.
It can be predicted that Apple will not launch smart TV and other hardware devices in the past two
years, but focus on the development of services, including video streaming services. So working with Samsung is good for Apple.