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y repo rate may finally be chosen as the policy rate. “The benchmark rates will eventually be removed.”

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ickly respond to the changes in the policy rates-that is something we need to work on,” he said.

In the first quarter, the central bank urged commercial banks to extend more loans and lower the lending rates for sma

ll and private businesses. A more difficult reform is pushing forward market-based interest rate reforms.

In light of the trade tensions, the RMB exchange rate will be more flexible, Huang

said. As for the money flowing in and out of China, Huang said he thinks the control should be loosened, “but th

ere are still some areas we are not feeling comfortable leaving the doors wide open”.

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thers are serious, 11.41 percent considered their fathers as an idol, while 8.38 percent said their fathers are scary.

Li Yaochao from Sun Yat-Sen University said his father doesn’t talk much, but he is responsible and handles things well for Li.

The 2019 Conference on Overseas Chinese Pioneering and Development in Tianjin kicked off on Friday and will run till June 17.

A number of events are being held during the conference, including high-level personnel exchanges and c

ommunications, innovation projects, promotional seminars and forums on cross-Straits media.

Investment projects on the Belt and Road Initiative and some key projects based in the region covering Beijing, Tianjin and n

earby Hebei province are on display during the conference, attracting visitors from around the world.

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