It also called for focus on key areas such as infrastructure, sharing resources, national defense-related sci-tech industry, weaponry, scientific innovation for civilian and military purposes, nurturing talent, the coordinated development of social service and military logistics, and the modernized mobilization for national defense and integration in other emerging areas.
In this context, we see two potential routes. The first assumes that similarly to the steel/aluminum tariffs saga, we will witness a gradual de-escalation of tensions once the parties have renegotiated trade terms－so that the final tariffs represent only a small fraction of the initial threats. The second route assumes we are on a slippery slope toward a trade war. Indeed, the recent Cabinet reshuffle in the US indicates a circle of presidential advisers who closely adhere to Trump's world view, raising the risks of an all-out trade war.
Wang said that the momentum of improvement in bilateral ties did not come by easily and should be cherished, and with a better and more stable relationship, the two sides could have closer exchanges and extended cooperation, which would be in the interests of people in both countries as well as the region.
Mackerras' brother, the late Sir Charles Mackerras, was a distinguished conductor and a world authority on the operas of Janacek and Mozart, and the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.