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SUNS # 10007 Thursday 16 May 2024

Trade : US escalates trade war with China, imposes 100% tariffs on EVs (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
China on 14 May severely criticized the United States for its allegedly unilateral decision to levy high tariffs on imports of several major products from China, including electric vehicles (EVs), lithi um batteries, photovoltaic cells, key minerals, semiconductors, steel and alum inium, port cranes, personal protective equipment, and other products, according t o a Chinese commerce ministry statement.

Ukraine : Concerns over plight of civilians amid intensified Russian attacks (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has expressed deep concern at the plight of civilians in Ukraine, particularly in the Kharkiv region, as Russian armed forces had st epped up their attacks in recent days.

Labour : ILO to hold its annual labour conference on 3-14 June (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Penang)
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is scheduled to hold its annual International Labour Conference in Geneva from 3-14 June 2024.

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