The drop in Beijing's investment in the United States reflected tensions between the two biggest economies and Chinese government restrictions on overseas investment. "Our two countries are still far from decoupled, but the trend lines are not pointing in the right direction", said Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on US-China Relations, in a statement accompanying the report.
Reuters reports that Birmingham described the import suspension as "disappointing", although he said it was not retribution by China over Australia's call for an inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory illness.
Alameda County says it is expecting Tesla to submit its safety plan for approval, and that until that approval the company can not resume normal production. Musk pointed to that as an example of how the company could reopen responsibly elsewhere. Tesla's Fremont plant had been closed since March 23. Public health experts have credited the stay-home orders with slowing the spread of novel coronavirus , helping hospitals handle an influx of cases.
Tensions between them have escalated since 2018 when US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from a landmark nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Iran. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said last December that Teheran was ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States, tweeting: "The ball is in the US' court".
According to the Indian statement on Saturday, India and Nepal have an established mechanism for boundary issues, and the delineation of the border with Nepal is ongoing. "India is committed to resolving outstanding boundary issues through diplomatic dialogue and in the spirit of our close and friendly bilateral relations with Nepal", added the MEA in the statement.
Local officials will also have to monitor infection rates on "a day-to-day basis, if not an hour-to-hour basis", Cuomo said. Criteria met by New York City are a 14-day decline in new hospitalizations, a 14-day decline in hospital deaths, enough testing capacity, and an expectation that it will have enough tracers working to investigate contact with those positive for COVID-19.