live and work, but also accelerate China’s social digital transformation as well as build key competence amid the uphill battle in the global industry,” Huang said.
“There are huge investment opportunities for 5G industries, including materials, chips,
main equipment suppliers, base stations, antenna, cloud computing, internet of vehicles and the internet of things,” Hu
ang said. “5G will bring historic opportunities for China’s economic and social development.”
A new 5G research institute has also been established in Yizhuang, Beijing on Wednesday.
According to a new report by Global System for Mobile Communications Associ
ation, China is set to become the largest 5G market in the globe, with 460 million 5G users by 2025.
eign exchange reserves at $3.095 trillion at the end of April. The reserve amount was stable, altho
ugh it slightly retreated from $3.098 trillion at the end of March, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
Li Yang, director of the National Institution for Finance and Development of the Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences, said that China is unlikely to sacrifice foreign exchange reserves to de
fend its currency, even if depreciation pressure rises amid any escalation in trade tension.
In May, the offshore RMB exchange rate against the US dollar dropped more than 3 percen
t under market pressure as global investors worried about the escalation of trade friction.
Guo Shuqing, Party secretary of the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, said on Monday that higher US tariffs on Chin
a’s imports triggered financial market volatility, and this also affected the offshore RMB.
icy tools to offset short-term downside pressure, while the financial risks are under control as the country’s debt level has shown signs of stabilizing, Zhang said.
China’s overall debt-to-GDP ratio had dropped to 249.4 percent
by the end of 2018, 1.5 percentage points lower than a year earlier, according to the PBOC.
If trade tensions escalate further, more opening-up policies in the sectors of medical
care and education will help boost global investors’ confidence in the Chinese economy, Zhang added.
By hiking the tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 percent t
o 25 percent just when it seemed the China-US trade talks would achieve a bre
akthrough, the United States has not only intensified the trade dispute but also ensured both sides take a knock.
completed 5G call tests and more than 500,000 commercial 5G base stations are expected to be
built in South China’s Guangdong, North China’s Hebei, East China‘s Zhejiang and Jiangxi, and Central Chi
na’s Hubei provinces and the cities of Shanghai, Harbin, Tianjin, Chongqing and Wuhan in the future, the report said.
“With technologies and products related to the 5G network maturing, the main parts of the 5G ind
ustrial chain, including systems, chips and terminals, are ready for commercial use,” Wen Ku, a
spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said on Tuesday.
The report said the ministry, having made a general plan fo
r 5G application, is estimated to formally issue 5G licenses at some point this year.