Gunmen massacre 18 in Papua New Guinea attack

Gunmen have massacred as many as 18 people including women and children in a remote village in Papua New Guinea, apparently the latest vic爱上海419t,爱上海Carly,ims of a tribal feud, and Prime Minister James Marape vowed on Wednesday to hunt down the killers.

Violence has long ravaged the poor but resource-rich ­Pacific Ocean nation, but the scale of the latest bloodletting has shocked the country.

“It’s a very sad story,” Philip Undialu, the governor of Hela Province in the rugged central highlands where the attack took place on Monday, told Reuters by phone.

Pictures posted on Facebook showed the dead, including several children, wrapped in cloth and laid on palm leaves by the side of a road.

Undialu said the particular trigger for the killings in Karid,上海419论坛Ramsey,a village, some 630 kilometers northwest of the capital, Port Moresby, was not known but the violence was the latest flare-up of a conflict running for years. Those targeted had offered shelter to victims of a bout of violence several weeks ago, he said.

“It was retaliation of a previous attack … it was a very sudden attack,” he said, adding that in all, 24 people had been killed in the latest phase of violence.

“Both attacks were made in an innocent community where people were not expecting it and all of us are in a state of shock.”

All add 上海419论坛itional US tariffs must end if trade deal reached, says China’s Commerce Ministry

Gao Feng, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce, speaks to reporters during a press briefing in Beijing on Thursday. Photo: Zhang Hongpei/GT

China said that all additional US tariffs will have to be removed if there is to be a trade deal between China and the US.

At a press briefing, Gao Feng, a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), emphasized the importance of equality, mutual benefit and two-way balance in the negotiations.

Coming after the two countries made a truce to allow room for talks, Gao’s reiteration of China’s stance for negotiations underscores Chinese officials’ resolve in the upcoming trade talks.

“Equal dialogue and consultation are the ultimate resolution for the China-US trade dispute,” said Gao.

Top leaders of the two countries agreed on the sidelines of the G20 summit last week in Osaka, Japan, to restart trade negotiations on the basis of equality and mutual respect.

Asked about any progress in the talks, Gao said that China and the US are keeping in touch with each other about a trade deal, and will release relevant information in due course.

Reuters reported Thursday that Chinese and US officials are planning to meet next week.

Gao said that China welcomes the US decision to not impose further tariffs and hopes US officials will keep their promises in easing restrictions on Chinese telecom company Huawei.

As part of the truce reached during the G20 meeting, US President Donald Trump said that the US will not impose new tariffs on Chinese exports as he previously threatened to do, and that it will allow US technology companies to sell components to Huawei “where there is no great national security problem.”

“We hope that the US can carry out its promises made at the G20 summit about Huawei, and stop using its national power to crack down on Chinese companies,” Gao said. 

Mei Xinyu, a veteran analyst close to the MOFCOM, said he believes that,爱上海Bahar, US economic circles including entrepreneurs and consumers would agree about removing all the tariffs imposed since last year because t,上海419论坛Emily,hey have been economically damaged by them.

“For the Trump administration, it faces rising pressure in the US from a complex of factors including economy, politics and diplomatic relations,” Mei told the Global Times on Thursday. 

Gao also said China is implementing related procedures on the “unreliable entity list” mechanism at its own pace. “Related information will be released in the near future,” said Gao.

Newspaper headline: All additional tariffs must end if trade deal reached: MOFCOM