用户名: 密码: 验证码:    注册 | 忘记密码?
首页|听力资源|每日听力|网络电台|在线词典|听力论坛|下载频道|部落家园|在线背单词|双语阅读|在线听写|普特网校
您的位置:主页 > 每日焦点 > 经济 >

美财长敦促中国推进汇改及开放投资市场

2014-07-03    来源:新华网    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

U.S. Lew urges China to appreciate yuan, open investment market

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Tuesday that China should allow the yuan to rise further and the United States will continue to push China to open its market to U.S. investors on a level playing field.

Lew said the yuan has made some progress and appreciated for 14 percent since 2010, but it is still undervalued. He told audiences of a meeting sponsored by the U.S.-China Business Council that the U.S. government will push China to appreciate the currency at the sixth annual bilateral Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) slated for July 9-10.

Since China liberalized its exchange rate regime, the yuan has gained by at least 30 percent against the U.S. dollar, and many U. S. economists viewed the yuan's value as appropriate.

Lew said the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) will also be high on the S&ED agenda, but he did expect any quick results from the long-haul talk.

"I think it's not realistic to think there is going to be a concluded BIT in a couple of weeks," Lew said, adding it is a very long process and the U.S. government will continue to encourage China to open markets especially in the finance and service sectors.

Rounds of negotiations have been held after the two countries agreed to re-start the BIT talk at last year's S&ED. China wants the U.S. to narrow the national security reviews on Chinese investment, while U.S. would like to see China keep the "negative list", which details sectors barring U.S. investment, as short as possible.

Although bilateral trade relations bloomed in the past decades, investment ties lagged behind in a surprising way. China only accounts for less than one percent of total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the U.S. while U.S. investment takes up three percent of China's inbound FDI.

相关新闻:美国财政部长雅各布·卢1日表示,中国在汇率改革上迈出了正确步伐,取得了一些进展,不过,人民币币值仍然被低估,中国应继续推进改革,使汇率形成机制更加市场化。他同时希望中国加快对美开放金融等服务行业的投资准入,并欢迎中国企业赴美投资。

卢当天在出席美中贸易全国委员会举办的一场活动时说,他将在即将举行的第六轮中美战略与经济对话(S&ED)上和中方重点讨论人民币汇率和中美双边投资协定(BIT)问题。他说,中国在汇改上迈出了正确的步伐,比如扩大人民币交易波动区间、提高目标汇率。2010年以来人民币兑美元已升值了约14%。但是,人民币币值仍然被低估,需要继续升值,中国需要在汇率市场化上做出更多努力。

2005年汇改启动以来,人民币兑美元汇率累计升值逾30%,许多经济学家认为目前人民币的估值处在合理水平。中国国务院总理李克强6月18日在英国访问时说,中国正在加快推进利率市场化改革,扩大人民币汇率浮动区间,放宽民间资本进入金融业的准入门槛,包括金融业在内的服务业对外开放将会进一步扩大。

卢还表示,他将继续敦促中国政府对美开放金融服务业等行业的投资准入,这符合双方的利益。

卢在回答新华社记者有关中国企业赴美投资面临过多涉及威胁国家安全审查的问题时说,美国一如既往地欢迎包括中国在内的海外直接投资,但是国家安全也是美国政府的合理考虑。他说,中国在美投资获批的数量大大超过未获批的数量。

中美贸易30多年来发展迅猛,但是双边投资相对滞后。最新统计显示,在流入美国的外国直接投资中只有不到1%来自中国,在流入中国的外国直接投资中只有约3%来自美国。BIT谈判对于进一步推进双方投资领域开放和推动中美经贸关系健康发展具有重大意义。2008年以来,中美双方已经进行了12轮BIT谈判,目前双方已进入文本的实质性谈判。(新华网)



顶一下
(0)
0%
踩一下
(0)
0%
手机上普特 m.putclub.com 手机上普特
[责任编辑:floater]
------分隔线----------------------------
发表评论 查看所有评论
请自觉遵守互联网政策法规,严禁发布色情、暴力、反动的言论。
评价:
表情:
用户名: 密码: 验证码:
  • 推荐文章
  • 资料下载
  • 讲座录音
普特英语手机网站
用手机浏览器输入m.putclub.com进入普特手机网站学习
查看更多手机学习APP>>