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Brazil's Rousseff: The case for and against impeachment

As the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics approaches, stormy political turbulence in Brazil has captured the world's attention.

Czech Republic to anchor China and CEE cooperation

At the invitation of Czech President Milos Zeman, Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay a state visit to the Czech Republic on March 28-30.

China leads development cooperation of Asia

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Asian countries would benefit from China's development at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference on March 24.

China’s family values of TV rules support ethical culture

China’s new TV regulations convey a good understanding on the power of sight and sounds when coupled together. TV networks broadcast mesmerizing messages that can convey a wide array of emotions from viewers. TV & Films can transform the mindsets of our culture.

Expert eyes on hot issues: DPRK test-fires missiles, tensions escalate

Despite the sanctions of the United Nations Security Council, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has test-fired missiles, which has ignited strong concerns from the international community. Simmering security tensions on the Korean peninsula haven’t changed at all. Why has Pyongyang constantly demonstrated its tough resolution against the great powers?

Injecting new momentum to global development

The annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) themed, “Asia's New Future: New Dynamics, New Vision,” is held in Boao, Hainan province, south China on March 22-25. International political and business leaders, along with think-tank experts have gathered to discuss the future of Asia and the world.

China's AI development surges ahead

Alpha Go had proven this month that its AI (artificial intelligence) can defeat one of the top (human) players in the 3,000-year-old Chinese game, Go, which is said to have more possible board configurations than there are atoms in the universe.

Brookings: Innovation to drive 2016 G20 agenda

The Washington D.C.-based think tank, Brooking Institute, has touted innovation as the key driver of growth for the "new economy" of China, which is also expected to be a major topic of conversation at the upcoming G20 Forum, scheduled for Sept. 4-5, 2016 in Hangzhou, best known for its scenic West Lake, east China.

Africans learning Chinese can boost cooperation channels

Language is vital to comprehend the heartbeat of a culture. Africans and Chinese have had a limited understanding of each other until recently.

Lancang-Mekong harbors "Shared River, Shared Future"

The Lancang-Mekong River Delta region has long experienced a vibrant history.

Obama's Cuba visit is a publicity stunt

US President Barack Obama paid a state visit to Cuba on March 20-22, the first, by a sitting American President since 1928.

Harmonizing emerging complexities for Asia's future growth

The Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) will be held on March 22-25 in its birth town of Boao in Hainan province, south China.

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation enters golden era

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the dialogues between China and ASEAN countries, and 2016 would also witness the first meeting of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC).

Foreseeing stable economic growth ahead

China is transforming its economic growth mode to support a stronger services-oriented sector that relies less on exporting low-grade and low-priced products, while cutting taxes and stimulus spending.

Where is "best opportunity" to bring peace to Syria?

United States Secretary of State John Kerry said Russia's plan to withdraw most of its forces, along with the opening of United Nations-mediated Syria talks in Geneva, may be "the best opportunity" to end the five-year civil war.

Asian markets in USA give Chinese immigrants a taste of home

If you are Chinese, just imagine that for half a year you cannot eat dumplings. If you are an American, just for half a year you can only eat food without cheese.

U.S. is shaping new normal war: Interactive warfare

Since nuclear weapons were used for the first time during the end of World War II., the United States has developed more high-tech weaponry, proposed new military operations theories and methods of warfare, as well as having converted practice scenarios into actual combat.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Protecting "Belt & Road" and Chinese overseas investments

The "Belt and Road" (B&R) initiative has been a major topic of discussion at this year's "two sessions."

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Warm applause for Premier Li's press conference

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang highlighted Beijing's fundamental policies in the government work report issued at the opening ceremony of the 2016 National People's Congress (NPC).

Overseas views on NPC & CPCC: German and Chinese train technologies rise higher in Belt & Road era

German train technology stood as one of the global leaders in the past few decades, along with American, French and Japanese train technology. However new developments in China have put an end to that stage.

Overseas views on NPC & CPCC: China's Development Transition

To know where China is going as a country is to confront the challenges of change in every sector of China's nationhood and statecraft.

Cartoon Commentary on Xi's two sessions talks ⑥: Innovation is core competence of army

Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to national lawmakers from the military at the ongoing annual parliamentary session on March 13.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Former Alabama Republican Party Chairman heralds China-US tourism year

While China is conducting its annual "two sessions" meetings - the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC), and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), it happens to occur the same time when US states are conducting their legislative sessions, and bills get introduced to the US Senate and Congress.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: China's new normal, what this means for EU SMEs

For European Union SMEs (small medium-sized enterprises) that have already set up business in China, they are confronting a mixed picture.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Offering a "good recipe" for Hong Kong's economy

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered the government work report and 13th Five-Year Plan on March 5 at the current two sessions, which had outlined the status of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Macao Special Administrative Region.

Cartoon Commentary on Xi's two sessions talks ⑤: Determination needed for poverty alleviation campaign

President Xi Jinping discussed the national unity of ethnic groups, grass-roots health conditions, housing for herdsmen, labor transfer in poverty-stricken areas and other issues of concern, when he joined national lawmakers from the northwestern province of Qinghai during the annual parliamentary session on March 10.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: China’s RMB internationalization stays strong

The Chinese renminbi (RMB) has joined the ranks as one of the most-widely used currencies in global markets. The United States dollar remains the world’s top currency and would continue to hold that position for the years ahead, but China’s economic rise has boosted the RMB’s value as well.

Overseas views on NPC & CPCC: Understanding good neighborly relations: China-India

The countries -China and India - share a common land border and as such they enjoy historic relations of friendship.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: China faces its biggest poverty alleviation challenge

Speaking at the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top parliamentary body, Premier Li Keqiang said that the nation wants to eliminate poverty by 2020.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Xi's comprehensive governance

Where is China going? Everyone is wondering. There is now a new way to know. Everyone interested in China should be familiar with President Xi Jinping's "Four Comprehensives", his overarching political theory.

Highlighting China's First Charity Law

In the afternoon of March 9, Li Jianguo, vice chairman of the standing committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), explained the draft of the Charity Law of People's Republic of China (PRC) at the second meeting of the fourth plenary session of the 12th National People's Congress , China's top legislature.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: China makes brash move to test 5G Technology

China's MIIT (Ministry of industry and information technology) has begun testing 5G technology with a goal to have it made available nationwide by 2020.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Chinese diplomacy safeguards the Asia-Pacific

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi outlined Beijing's major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics on March 8 on the sidelines of the national legislative session.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Tajikistan Chinesebusinessman advises on China's neighboring diplomacy

On March 8, at the press conference on China's foreign policy and foreign relations, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi mentioned the fruits the "Belt and Road" initiative.

Cartoon Commentary on Xi's two sessions talks ④: Focusing on poverty alleviation with precise plans

Poverty alleviation has been the most important part of the people's livelihood, and President Xi Jinping is most concerned about it.

Cartoon Commentary on Xi's two sessions talks③: Revitalizing Northeast China's development

On March 7, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke to the Heilongjiang delegation at the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: China's great power diplomacy in 2015

In 2016, the annual growth rate target of China's gross domestic product (GDP), economic reforms, "Belt and Road" construction, financial market development and other pivotal issues of China have caught the world's attention.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: China can be a stabilizer of Asia-Pacific region

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top parliamentary body, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top advisory body, convene its annual sessions, known as the "two sessions" on March 3-15 2016.

Why did Washington dispatch aircraft carrier fleet to South China Sea?

At the beginning of March, the United States dispatched an aircraft carrier fleet to the South China Sea, which created another "hot issue" for the turbulent Asian-Pacific region.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Africa joining Belt and Road stands as grand historic move

The Belt and Road (B&R) initiative,known as New Silk Road has become a national strategy that was introduced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 to expand China's global influence.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: China's "Go-West" strategy brings momentum

The Third Plenum of the 11th Communist Party of China Central Committee made a major decision to implement the reform and opening up policy in 1978.

Cartoon Commentary President Xi talks to NPC deputies and CPPCC advisors②: Directing innovation and development

On March 5, President Xi Jinping spoke with deputies from Shanghai delegation at the annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC:Bonuses from China Premier Li’s work report

The annual meetings - NPC (National People’s Congress) and CPPCC (China People’s Consultative Conference) - have placed China in the world’s headlines yet again. Expert observers are searching for clues on how Beijing would craft its first year development for the 13th five-year plan.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC:Time is now for supply-side reforms

The 2016 National People’s Congress (NPC or China’s top legislature) has already convened and Chinese leaders - President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and the State Council (Cabinet) - are calling for sweeping reforms to create better conditions for a prosperous nation and to ensure sustainable development.

Cartoon Commentary President Xi's discussion with NPC deputies and CPPCC advisors ①: Xi urges a new type of government-business relations

On March 4, Chinese President Xi Jinping held a meeting and had joined a panel discussion with political advisors from the China Democratic National Construction Association and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce during the ongoing 4th session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) or China's top political advisory body.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Innovation-driven economy: Complementary roles of government and private-sector

During the 2015 Two Sessions, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang had officially included the phrase, “massive entrepreneurship and innovation by all” in his government work report.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Belt & Road is changing the world economic map

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road initiative stands as a result of robust economic planning that would transform the global trade and investment map far ahead into the future.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Innovation-driven economy, China will make it!

During the 2015 Two Sessions, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang had officially included the phrase, "massive entrepreneurship and innovation by all" in his government work report.

No surprise of Chinese aircraft carrier's roles

Since China had launched an aircraft carrier, the outside world has paid much attention to its purpose. Beijing's first aircraft carrier was named, "Liaoning" to be used for training and scientific research purposes.

DPRK deserves sanctions, but peace talks should go on

The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution on March 2 that imposes new sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in order to curb the country's nuclear and missile programs.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: China kickstarts innovation-driven growth

"Innovation" is the keyword on everyone's lips as the National People's Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are to commence the 2016 annual plenary sessions on March 5 and 3 respectively in Beijing.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: Russian Perspective on "Belt & Road" Initiative

China and its Belt & Road initiative should be elaborated on against a background of the broad Eurasian and world policy dynamic picture.

Iranian voters endorse a stronger economy

Iran's two key elections of the parliament and Assembly of Experts had ended on Feb. 26. Conservatives, reformists, and moderates are three major forces in political circles.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: How Malaysia scholar sees the Belt & Road initiative?

The National People's Congress (NPC), China's top parliamentary body, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top advisory body, are scheduled to convene its annual sessions, known as the "two sessions" on March 3-15 2016.

China hopes the UK will stay in the EU

In just under four months, the British public will vote on whether the nation should continue its 43-year membership of the European Union.

Overseas views on NPC & CPPCC: How a foreigner's eyes look at China's leadership

Chinese president Xi Jinping is considered to be an outstanding leader in our contemporary times. Throughout his professional career, he’s been a good role model for others.

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors hold mission to maintain financial stability

The first G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in 2016 was held in Shanghai on Feb. 26-27, and China will be the host country for the G20 Summit 2016.

Talking with military expert on "Chinese War Theater"

At the beginning of January, China had announced the formation of "five great war theaters." Accordingly, Beijing's army reforms have attracted plenty of domestic and international attention.

Greater Eurasia vs Greater Eurabia: The fault-lines emerge

Two centuries ago, the Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich observed: “Asia begins at the Landstrasse.” Nations east of this Viennese street were already exhibiting parochial undercurrents that were contrarian to Western thought. This fault-line remains with modified contours, exacerbated by the trifecta of EU failures in its immigration, economic and foreign policies.

China's two sessions captures global attention

The 4th Session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC, China’s top advisory body) and the National People's Congress (NPC, China’s top legislature) will be held on March 3 and 5 respectively in Beijing.

Can China lure foreign talent with more green cards?

China's State Council (Cabinet) believes the nation is shifting away from an exports-driven market and towards a services-based economy.

Why is Obama so keen to visit Cuba?

Recently, the White House announced United States President Barack Obama will pay a historic visit to Cuba on March 21-22.

Pakistani magazine prints 100-pages of praise for Xi Jinping

On February 18, 2016, Pakistan's first special English edition magazine hosted a launching ceremony in Islamabad to introduce Chinese President Xi Jinping to Pakistani readers.

Can Obama's Cuba visit make a historic compromise?

The White House on Feb.18 issued a statement saying that United States President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will pay a state visit to Cuba on Mar 21-22.

Modernizing China's farms: from the past to the future

Agriculture is an important sector for a country that boasts of a rural population of more than 600 million by 2015. Farming first started in China at around 7000-6000 BC as farmers grew the millet and corn crop.

Surprise boom town sprouts in rural Western China

Much of Western China remains rustic and sparsely-populated. Rural farm villages dot the landscape, where a modern-day world seems far away.

China offers solution for Korean Peninsula nuclear issue

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held the third round of bilateral diplomatic and strategic dialogue with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop in Beijing on Feb.17. At a joint press conference, Wang said Beijing would promote denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a truce-to-peace mechanism with relevant parties.

Washington criticizes Beijing for selfish-interests

Recently, the Western media has been clamoring against Beijing’s deployment of a missile system on its Yongxing Island, Xisha Islands. Washington seeks to sensationalize Beijing’s actions in the international community to provoke ASEAN member countries to side against China.

UK PM Cameron's battle over EU membership has just begun

After two days and 30-straight hours of intense negotiations, the United Kingdom and European Union had reached a new agreement on Feb. 19.

US fails to contain China via ASEAN

United States President Barack Obama held an unofficial meeting with leaders of ASEAN countries in California on Feb.15-16 after they all met in Kuala Lumpur last November.

Western-born Hippies wear a passion for Chinese Tie-dye T-shirts

During the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, I bought a crimson background tie-dye dress from the Beijing Zoo Clothing Wholesale Market.

"Small world war" developing in Syria?

The Syrian crisis, lasting over five years, remains a pending issue without a political solution, while a peace process agreement was approved by the United Nations Security Council last year.

A Texan's Spring Festival adventure in China's countryside

Texas has long been known as a cowboy state, all because the Hollywood movie star John Wayne played popular roles as a Texas cowboy, riding a horse into the sunset to rescue the world.

Munich Security Conference addresses root causes of world's troubles

Turbulence, turmoil and uncertainty are three words that were repeatedly heard at the 52th Munich Security Conference (MSC). At the opening ceremony, the MSC chairman announced some good and bad news.

Staying on high alert for Zika

The Zika virus is ravaging South America. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) held its first meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Zika virus.

THAAD Missiles in South Korea could spark strategic upheaval

Media reports say, US-South Korea bilateral talks will be held this month in Seoul to announce the deployment of a THAAD missile defense system in South Korea.

Tolerating HK riots violates the rule of law

In the early morning of the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, riots had erupted in the district of Mong Kok, Hong Kong.

Hot money keeps illusory economic recovery alive

Is this economic recovery for real? According to how far the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen since the financial crisis of 2008-2009, as well as the questionable statistics published by the United States Labor Bureau, the answer would be, “yes.”

Dialogue is the right path to solve DPRK nuke issues

When the Chinese were celebrating the Spring Festival last week, its neighbor, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had successfully launched a Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite, which sparked chaos in Northeast Asia again.

China delivers 2016 "red packets" to the world

Some Chinese traditional customs include pasting spring couplets, hanging red lanterns and eating dumplings, to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, while many elderly give lucky money to children as gifts.

Stay lighthearted with Chinese zodiac culture

According to the lunar calender, February 8, 2016 marks the first day of the Chinese New Year, the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. The Chinese zodiac has a 12-year cycle of animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

Reflecting on 45 years of China-Nigeria diplomatic ties

On February 10, China and Nigeria will celebrate the 45th anniversary of of diplomatic relations. Both sides have shown mutual respect on sovereign and territorial integrity, while adhering to the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

Chinese riches affect PL & more: three EPL talking points

Welcome to EPL3TP, where we take a look at three of the Premier League’s biggest talking points. Happy Chinese New Year!

Spring Festival mood delights worldwide friends

The Spring Festival (Chunjie), also known as the Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional festival in the country. It has a more than 4,000-year history.

Xinjiang-Eurasia trade to regain momentum

The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China is recognized for its oil and gas riches along with other natural resources. However in 2015, oil prices had plummeted while the downward cycle of the commodities markets had inflicted substantial pain on Xinjiang and Central Asia countries.

Celebrating the Spring Festival in Southeast Asia

China has over a thousand-year history of exchanges with Southeast Asian nations. The ancient maritime Silk Road were key routes for trade and people-to-people exchanges between China and Southeast Asia.

China launches Industrial Cooperation Fund to assist Africa's Development

The first week of this year saw the official launch of the China-Africa Industrial Cooperation Fund to assist Africa's development. The fund was jointly founded by the China Foreign Exchange Reserves and Export-Import Bank of China.

Why does Japan strive for permanent UNSC member status?

On January 25, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) set up a Strategy Headquarters to promote reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

China should pay attention to US pessimism of its economy

The United States is broadcasting extensive news coverage on China’s economic slowdown. Those negative reports give Americans and others reading the news the perception that China faces more serious difficulties.

AIIB: Driving forward with global power

The much-anticipated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was inaugurated 800 days after it was first proposed on Nov. 2013.

Will 2016 be Africa's year?

Africa has witnessed unprecedented economic growth rates in the last decade, at above 5%, which is testimony to the continent's dynamism.

China invests big bucks in ‘Brand Jamaica’

Jamaican prime minister Portia Simpson Miller met with newly-appointed Chinese Ambassador Niu Qingbao to Jamaica on January 26. The prime minister said Jamaica is grateful to Beijing for granting loans on favorable terms and free economic aid and expects to strengthen economic and trade exchanges with China in a bid to attract more investments.

Are the US and Japan playing “two-man” roles?

On January 6, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) disturbed the world by conducting its fourth nuclear test. In response, the United States had ordered a mobilization of troops in the Northeast Asia region.

Chelsea takes on villain role & more: three EPL talking points

Welcome to EPL3TP, where we take a look at three of the Premier League’s biggest talking points. This week: Chelsea is villain of the PL, Klopp has words of wisdom for his players, and Allardyce can’t wait for the transfer window to end.

Vietnam Communist Party successfully ends 12th National Congress

Exclusive Interview with Researcher Ling Dequan of Center for World Affairs Studies, Xinhua News Agency

Kung Fu fighting remains popular for many Americans

Many people criticize TV violence that pervade mass media in the United States of America. However, Chinese kung fu is acknowledged as respectable“martial arts” by Americans.

EU counter-terrorism efforts shoulder heavy responsibilities

The European Union law enforcement agency (Europol) has announced the creation of a European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC), which aims to boost cooperation among EU member states and focus on tackling foreign-born Islamist extremists, by sharing intelligence and expertise to combat online terrorist propaganda, and illegal arms trafficking.

Kerry's visit to China: Where’s the sincerity?

This month, when the world's media were summarizing big events of 2015, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) (North Korea) had carried out its 4th nuclear test, while Taiwan was electing a new leader. Apparently, East Asia has always endured some tensions.

Seeing the big picture of lower oil prices

About 18 months ago, crude oil prices in the futures markets were trading at around $US110-per/barrel. At its heyday, oil & gas corporations were reaping in cash bonanzas.

China should stay alert to India-Vietnam cooperation

The Indian media reported on Janaury 25 that New Delhi planned to build a satellite station in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Can America really be great again? (II)

In 2013, 9.6 percent of families included an unemployed person, down from 10.5 percent in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Prepare for uncontrollable Japan in 2016

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered his 2016 policy speech at the lower house Diet (parliament) on Jan. 22, elaborating on domestic economic policies over wage reform and the recovery of disaster areas, as well as the "overlooking the globe" diplomacy.

Can America really be great again? (I)

The United States often speaks from a bully pulpit, proclaiming itself as the land of the free, the land of opportunity, progress and all things great.

Strategic meaning of U.S. base-hosting costs

Japan and the United States on Jan. 22 inked a deal stipulating that Tokyo maintained the budget for hosting U.S. Forces in the country.

Securing East Asia via Silk Road for science, technology and innovation

While various Silk Roads have highlighted by China for a "Greater Eurasia" economic integration, it is time to look beyond infrastructure, trade and economics.

Davos forum: A small town's big view

The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland is a window to observe international spotlights.

Cartoon Commentary President Xi's Middle East visit⑤: Open new chapter for Sino-Iranian relations

On January 22-23, Chinese President Xi Jinping had paid a state visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran at the invitation of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Cartoon Commentary President Xi's Middle East visit ④: Guiding China and Arab revival

On January 21, accompanied by the Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabya and Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismai, President Xi Jinping had delivered a keynote address at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo entitled, "Work together for a bright future of China-Arab relations."

China and Iran embark on "New Silk Road" path

China and Iran have enjoyed close-knit relations, since China's Han Dynasty (207 BC - 220 AD) welcomed merchants from Central Asia, India and Persia (Iran) to trade goods in the country, which was known as the ancient Silk Road.

US might not halt sanctions against Iran

The game between the United States and Iran represents the suppressing of a superpower on regional powers in the post-Cold War era.

President Xi visits Iran, hailing historic and future opportunities

At the invitation of Iran President Hassan Rouhani, Chinese President Xi Jinping pays a state visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran on January 22-23.

Cartoon Commentary on President Xi's Middle East visit ③: Opening new era of Sino-Egyptian partnership

On January 20, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Cairo for a state visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt, after visiting Saudi Arabia. Egypt sent eight fighter jets to escort Xi's plane.

Xi's Egypt visit touts peace and the development

60 years ago, Western colonialism in the Arab world was collapsing. The late Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai had proposed the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence at the Bandung Conference, which promoted the national independence for Arab countries.

European integration struggles with major predicaments

Since refugees have allegedly engaged in a string of sexual assaults and robberies during the New Year’s holiday in Cologne, Germany, there are serious concerns about public safety in Europe.

Cartoon Commentary on President Xi's Middle East visit②: Opening new era of China-Saudi Arabia ties

On January 19-20, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Cartoon Commentary: President Xi’s Middle East visit ①: Consolidating regional diplomacy

On January 19, Chinese President Xi Jinping started a state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Arab Republic of Egypt, and Islamic Republic of Iran at the invitation of Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al Sisi, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

China’s voice strengthens global financial governance

Yang Shaolin, director general of International Economic and Financial Cooperation at China’s Ministry of Finance, was appointed as the World Bank's Managing Director (MD) and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) on Jan. 11th. The bank has recognized China’s status in the global financial governance system, which will promote international financial reforms.

Harbin’s ice festival celebrates winter tourism

Many people who brave the cold and snow every winter, may dream of escaping to a tropical island. However, Harbin residents in Heilongjiang Province, northeast China take pride in enduring the frigid weather, where average daytime temperatures in January range from -14 to -20 degrees Celsius.

Xi Jinping says, "AIIB performs wonders"

The opening ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Jan. 16 with Chinese President Xi Jinping in attendance.

Xi's Middle East visit promotes large-scale diplomacy

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran on Jan. 19-23. It is the first foreign visit for Xi in 2016, demonstrating Beijing's high expectations to enhance relations with Middle East countries.

Tsai Ing-Wen should forsake " Taiwan independence " stance

On January 16, Taiwan' leadership election was held. Tsai Ing-Wen, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate, won the leadership election.

China-Saudi Arabia trade ties remain steadfast

2015 was a challenging year for Saudi Arabia, since global oil prices have plunged further. The start of 2016 saw Riyadh break diplomatic ties with Iran in the aftermath of Iranian protesters ransacking the Saudi Consulate in Tehran.

Highlighting the 12th National Congress of Vietnam Communist Party

After lengthy preparations, the 12th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (VCP) will be held in Hanoi on Jan. 20-28, which is a significant event for Vietnam.

US "Killing Machines" flock to Asia-Pacific region

The United States has recently deployed more strategic forces to the Asia-Pacific region, due to a so-called "hydrogen bomb" test in the People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Taiwan's new leader should favor peace and stability

Tsai Ing-wen, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate, won Taiwan's leadership election on Jan. 16, becoming the 14th "President of Taiwan" and will be sworn into office in May.

Lower taxes brings brighter prospects for China

The Shang Dynasty had come into existence in 1500 B.C. China's society then had begun to engage in progressive changes.

AIIB offers new channels for global finance

On January 16-18, the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is scheduled to launch its inaugural ceremonies and hold a Board of Directors meeting to start operations.

EU may likely support China's market economy status after delay

The European Commission had initiated first-round discussions on China's market economy status on January 13.

Fans with feud players and more: three EPL talking points

In the six years before the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year Award were merged, the PL was well-represented: one winner was based in England, and so were three runners-up and two third-place finishers.

2016 Taiwan elections to have profound geo-political impact

On January 16, China's Taiwan will hold elections for the leadership and the Legislature. The election will have a profound geo-political impact on the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Firing China's soccer coach Perrin is no surprise

With China struggling in World Cup qualifying matches, currently sitting behind Qatar and Hong Kong, the China Football Association (CFA) had to change things up and fired its manager, Alain Perrin last week.

Obama's foreign policy is reluctant to adapt to new developments

On January 12, United States President Barack Obama delivered his final State of Union Address. He focused on domestic issues, but how should we review his foreign accomplishments?

AIIB ushers new age for Asia infrastructure building

China's remarkable rise has come with greater global responsibilities. Beijing accepts its new role and has embarked on bold plans to transform infrastructure and finance mechanisms in Asia and further afield.

Chinese Culture Ministry disavows "Confucius Peace Prize"

The Chinese Ministry of Culture on Jan. 8 had issued a statement about the selection of the Confucius Peace Prize, claiming the 6th Confucius Peace Prize was not condoned by the government of China and it has nothing to do with the Ministry of Culture.

President Xi makes milestone US visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping ended his visit to the United States, and the United Nations and returned to Beijing on September 29.

Frosty prospects for Yemen conflict

The Saudi Arabia-Iran diplomatic row dominates the news headlines. On January 2, 2016, Saudi Arabia executed Saudi-born Shia Islam cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, which triggered large-scale protests in Iran, a Shia majority Muslim country.

China's test flights in South China Sea are misunderstood

At the beginning of the year, flight inspections of two civil airliners were successfully-tested at a newly-built airport on Yongshu Jiao, a reef at the southern-most point of China. However, the United States and Vietnam had expressed "concerns."

Obama's 2016 State of the Union lacks vision

On Jan.12, United States President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. He attempted to show his determination against the "lame duck" phenomenon.

Chinese doctors treating Cleveland with care

After many United States companies moved their factories to developing countries, such as China and other Asian nations, many U.S. citizens had lost blue collar jobs.

Why is Xi Jinping's book so popular worldwide?

A seminar on Chinese President Xi Jinping's book, The Governance of China, was held at the 24th International Book Fair in New Delhi, India on Jan.10.

Granting China "free market status" benefits EU

China's opening up and reform in the past few decades stand as a testament to its "free market status." Beijing encourages private enterprises to invest, operate and thrive here.

Australia's true motives to enhance military strength

Recently, Australia had made a bid for a new generation of a submarine project globally, which is another move to enhance its military strength. Once these submarines are deployed, Canberra's overseas power will lift sharply.

DPRK nuclear crisis causes global anxiety

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) shocked the world again by testing a hydrogen bomb at the beginning of the year.

Green development to play key role in supply side reforms

On January 5, at a symposium to discuss improving Yangtze River Economic Belt development in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that development must prioritize ecology for China's long-term benefits.

China helps African farmers relieve hunger

Food security is one of the dominant challenges of our time. In 2015 approximately 800 million of the global population had to endure starvation or malnutrition.

Cartoon commentary: China is building a prosperous society

During a visit to Chongqing Municipality, Chinese President Xi Jinping touted the development concepts of innovation, coordination, green development, opening up and sharing. He believed they have been derived from domestic and international experiences and based on analysis of the economic and social development trends and relevant laws.

Mystery ensues after Saudi Arabia and Iran cut ties

While the United States and Russia were striking terrorist organizations of "Islamic States" and a diplomatic crisis had ensued between Russia and Turkey; Saudi Arabia and Iran announced the severance of diplomatic ties.

Year-ender: Outstanding achievements for Sino-African relations in 2015

Sino-African relations in 2015 had culminated with the opening of the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, last December.

EPL three talking points: Swansea's £120m gamble and more

Swansea likes to do things unconventionally, as it proved in February 2014, when the club's directors surprised everyone by promoting veteran player Garry Monk to replace experienced head coach Michael Laudrup.

China's first voice of 2016: No absence from international affairs

When the first light of 2016 enlightens the earth, people are filled with beautiful expectations towards the New Year.

China's scholarships turn dreams into realities

Under the distinguished leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing has expanded a program to provide full scholarships to thousands of students worldwide.

Saudi Arabia breaks diplomatic relations with Iran, what is the likely future?

On January 3, global citizens were celebrating the New Year, but on that day, Iben Jubail, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, announced Riyadh will break off diplomatic relations with Tehran, and ordered Iranian diplomats to leave Saudi Arabia within 48 hours.

China serves as bridge for Syrian reconciliation

The President of the Syrian National Coalition Khaled Khoja had visited China on Jan. 5-8. Last December, the Syrian vice-premier and foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, visited China as well.

DPRK's hydrogen bomb test endangers Northeast Asia

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced on Jan. 6 that it had successfully carried out its first hydrogen bomb test, which grasped close attention on the Asia-Pacific Region and relevant international organizations.

Year-ender: Multiple crises crippled Europe in 2015

Europe was stuck in multiple crises in 2015.

Chinese markets see short-term fall, but long-term gains

In the short term, China is facing struggles. The Shanghai Stock Exchange bubble that popped last June has fallen sharply at the beginning of this year.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (15): Confessional politics

The beheading of a Saudi Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia, on January 2, sparked violence, and raised the tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia to a high level.

The wisdom to protect China's overseas interests

The United States is weakening in power, while global security after the Cold War in the West faces a downward trend.

Outlook on 2016: Blockbuster US presidential elections

The United States holds a presidential election every four years. With the countdown of President Barack Obama's second term coming to an end, 2016 is another election year.

Year-ender: China and South Asia subcontinent in progress

The South Asia Subcontinent stands out in China's peripheral diplomacy. China is located next door to the region, with only the Himalayas standing between them.

Charging ahead on "Made-in-China" chip technology

The smartphone is an amazing device and with notable advances in 4G networks, users can tap into the internet, watch a film, or instant message friends while walking in a crowded street.

Outlook on 2016: Electing a "housekeeper" for the "global village"

The current General Secretary of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon's term will expire on the last day of 2016. The election of his successor has already begun.

What does ASEAN Community mean to China?

On Dec. 31, Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah, rotating-president of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), announced the ASEAN Community (AC) was officially founded, marking a landmark for ASEAN history.

Year-ender: China's global contributions in 2015

Looking back to 2015, China faced with the structural transformation and upgrading of its economy, entering a new normal development stage.

State Grid to boost renewables with rate cuts

The Chinese government supports the renewables, green energy, market; and has set a target for non-fossil fuels to account for 15 percent of total national power consumption by 2020.

The ongoing geo-political changes of 2015

2015 has witnessed rapid geo-political changes. Nevertheless, no subversive international events had occurred, while major powers remained at peace. The multi-polarization of international strength and the rising authority of countries in the Eastern Hemisphere have not changed either. But, some big events did happen.

"Double standards" harm international anti-terrorism efforts

Terrorism is alarming the world and hence more international cooperation to combat it is necessary. China’s top legislature has adopted the nation's first counter-terrorism law on Dec. 27.

Chinese culture goes global in 2015

China is embracing the world with its culture. Chinese culture is not represented by exhibitions in museums, or displays of traditional customs, but its interactions with different cultures as well.

China’s Currency is destined to rise in global status

It is little wonder that the Chinese currency, remninbi (RMB) or yuan is rising, as history tends to repeat itself. China has a very long history with the Yuan. During the days of bartering, China was one of the first to introduce a form of currency during the 4th Century BC and it was backed by bronze.

Year-ender: World economy in 2015-Still calm, but far from smooth

The world economy in 2015 can be described as "modest, with clear direction.

China goes west for regional balance

China has long enjoyed rapid economic growth, but its remarkable success has led to regional population imbalances.

"Comfort women" agreement impacts Northeast Asia relations

On December 28, the foreign ministers of Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) had agreed to resolve the comfort women issue.

Ramadi takeover signals turning point for combating terrorism

At midnight on Dec. 22, Iraq government forces attacked Ramadi,which was held by an Islamist extremist organization (ISIS). The Iraqi army's victory could spell a dramatic shift over anti-terrorism measures in the Middle East.

NATO descends as a tool of US

A suicide car bomb attack killed six and injured three foreign soldiers in the Bagram air base in northern Afghanistan on Dec. 21, which had drawn international attention.

Year-ender: Strengthening international cooperation against terrorism

The National People's Congress (China's top legislature) Standing Committee has adopted the country's first counter-terrorism law.

More safety and comfort for Chinese abroad

Recently, the extremist organization Islamic State (ISIS) killed Chinese citizen Fan Jinghui.

Year-ender: Despite "troubled times" China-EU cooperation enhanced

For Europe, 2015 is a year of "troubled times" agonized by "multiple crises". The EU-China relationship, however, blossoms with continuous highlights. Of course, they are not directly linked.

Year-ender: China and US in 2015--moving forward together

2015 is the 36th anniversary of the establishment of Sino-US diplomatic relations. In the Chinese Zodiac (Shengxiao), 36 years equals to three cycles of Zodiac years, representing a new start.

AIIB is reshaping the global financial order

In today's world, the current order is breaking down, and the rise of new forces is driving a new order. Since the 2008 financial crisis, dramatic changes have occurred.

Chinese learn more about African Film and TV

Literature and visual arts are an inspiration to the human soul and windows to the world. They are some of the best ways for a culture to get to know another.

UN membership dues reflect China's strength

The GeneralAassembly of the United Nations (UN) passed the 2016-2018 apportion of membership dues and peacekeeping budget on Dec.23.

Hiddink's swansong and more, EPL: three talking points

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"Belt and Road": Respecting cultures beyond borders

Every nation has its unique history, culture and traditions that ensure a diverse world, while globalization is bringing countries closer together. Enhancing cross-border interconnectivity has become the trend of our era.

Japan's illusory fancies pose danger to Asia stability

Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe visited India and Australia this month to promote better diplomatic relations among Canberra and New Delhi.

Time to say, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Christmas Eve has come. There are Christians in every corner of the globe, who are shining lights and fireworks. They have gathered together to pray for peace.

Year-ender: Chinese economy highlights in 2015

2015 is a landmark year for China on the road to upgrade its economic structure and opening the future of the 13th Five-year plan (2016-2020).

China's FTAs with ROK and Australia has gone into effect

China's free trade agreements (FTAs) with the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Australia took effect on Dec. 20, which started the first round of tariff cuts, and a second round will follow next year on Jan. 1.

Connecting Malaysia to China's "Iron Silk Route"

Asia is experiencing a high-speed rail boom, while China stands on the verge of completing 19,000 kilometers of operational High-Speed Railway (HSR) lines, representing 60 percent of total global capacity.

Year-ender: China to defeat smog with green development

On December 19-22, Beijing had once again issued a Red Alert on air pollution. The first alert was issued earlier this month, 8-10. A Red Alert is the most severe level of air pollution. However, Beijing is taking steps to tackle smog.

U.S. sells arms to Taiwan, yet again

The United States, the only remaining superpower in the world, continues to act strangely. Washington astonished the world, by agreeing to sell weapons to Taiwan. So, let’s take U.S. characteristics into consideration to understand their decision.

Remaking Moscow lures more Chinese investment

CCTV.com attended the 2015 Moscow Forum, hosted by Moscow City Government. Local officials discussed Moscow's business climate. We will post a 5-part series of Special Reports, "China's New Silk Road connects with Russia." This is Part V.

Superstars promote Chinese culture abroad

On Nov. 30, the 2016 Pirelli New-Year Calendar Market Launch was held in London. Yao Chen, a Chinese actress, became the first Chinese cover girl to appear on a limited-edition, highly collectible calendar.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (14): No paradise on earth, but hell not hard to find

You don't know the whole story. But before I get into it all, promise me one thing. Tell me what you think clearly, and please, don't beat around the bush.

China's new economic leap to innovation

The annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing on December 18-21. The meeting pointed out that 2016 will mark the first year to complete building a moderately prosperous society and to promote more structural reforms.

Chinese Internet going to the world

Tim Berners-Lee introduced the first World-Wide-Web website 25 years ago, and afterwards the Chinese Internet has gotten better and better, which has contributed to rapid global IT (internet technology) development.

China's multi-lateral diplomacy achievements in 2015

In 2015, from the Ministerial Meeting of the China-CELAC (Community of Latina American and Caribbean States) Forum to the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Council of Heads of Governments, Beijing has promoted friendly relations among countries via multi-lateral diplomacy.

Year-ender: Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2015: Driving the Silk Road Economic Belt

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is advocating new cooperation thinking and making rich achievements in several fields. The year 2015 is about to pass, which is a special year for the SCO.

AIIB and Internet lighting the way for each other

At the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference (WIC) on Dec. 16, the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) President-designate Jin Liqun delivered a speech, "Building a Digital Silk Road for Win-Win Cooperation" to elaborate on Internet technologies, along with the bank's governance and operations.

Syrian civil war sparks new round of rivalries

Due to increasing intervention of external forces and the tug of war of internal forces, two incidents have occurred, which could impact the Syrian civil war. Syrian government troops have seized control of the city of Homs, while rebel factions have assembled in Saudi Arabia for meetings.

Chinese firms extend Moscow's rail networks

Chinese President Xi Jinping touts the "Belt & Road" initiative, while Russian President Vladimir Putin promotes a "Look Far East" campaign. The two neighbors have expanded economic and trade ties.

Thumbs up for Wuzhen World Internet Conference

The World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, China, World Climate Conference (WCC) in Paris and the prime ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have demonstrated China's rise to greater prominence. Beijing is building a consensus to lead the future for the benefit of humanity.

Mourinho's big mouth and more: EPL: three talking points

Welcome to EPL3TP, where we break down three of the English Premier League's biggest talking points. This week: Mourinho goes! Guardiola to come? And the transfer window hype train is gathering speed.

South-South cooperation gets a strong voice in 2015②

On September 26, Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the high-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation co-hosted by Beijing and the United Nations (UN) at UN headquarters in New York to discuss development plans on South-South cooperation with leaders of developing countries and heads of international organizations.

South-South cooperation gets stronger voice in 2015①

In 2015, the South-South cooperation initiated by developing countries has resounded through the multilateral cooperation forums.

Russians show patriotism on nuclear bunker tours

Many tourists, particularly Europeans and Americans, prefer to visit museums where they gain valuable cultural experiences to view masterpieces of art and historical relics; partaking in libraries and ancient palaces.

Cultural inheritance enters our internet times

On Dec. 17, a forum on "Cultural Inheritance and Innovation in our internet Times" was held at the 2nd annual World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen Town, east China. A day earlier, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at the opening ceremony and proposed to build a community of common future in cyberspace.

SCO represents a new international order

The 14th prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held on December14-15 in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.

Learning from Innovative Cultures

One hundred million years ago, a geological divide caused by tectonic shifts resulted in the parallel evolution of marsupials and placental mammals in different parts of the world, each with their own distinctive characteristics.

Year-ender: China and Southeast Asian neighbors promote pragmatic cooperation in 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid visits to Vietnam, Singapore, and Indonesia. He attended the Asia-Africa Summit and commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference. He also attended the APEC informal leadership meeting in the Philippines.

China supports global well-being of cyberspace

The 2nd annual World Internet Conference was opened in Wuzhen, east China’s Zhejiang province on Dec. 16. Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a keynote address to more than 2,000 guests from around the world, who are expected to have in-depth discussions on vital issues surrounding the global internet.

China adds wisdom and strength to next G20 summit

On December 1, Beijing started preparations to host next year's G20 Summit. As the world's largest developing country, Beijing must impress on the world stage.

Cartoon commentary,Xi's speech at Wuzhen World Internet Conference: China praises cyberspace community of destiny

On December 16, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2nd World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen Town, eastern Zhejiang province.

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development says, "yes" to China

On December 14, London-based European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) accepted China as a member and would join 64 other shareholders from advanced and developing nations.

Chinese fiscal culture favors savings over excessive spending

China and its culture has a fascinating history and is appealing to many Western observers. There's one tale in particular about Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynast and his beloved son Prince Suzong, which defines the true Chinese character.

Wuzhen's World Internet Conference charts news course

The internet is more than just a technology. It's the end all and be all of our daily living. The world wide web connects us to society, while China's IT (internet technology) has played a crucial role for its development.

From Ufa to Zhengzhou: SCO promotes cooperation

The 14th prime ministers' meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was held on December14-15 in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.

Year-ender: Chinese FM on international situation and China's diplomacy in 2015③

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech entitled "The Year of Comprehensively Promoting the Major-Country Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics" at the 2015 Forum on the International Situation and China's Diplomacy held during the weekend in Beijing.

National Day is golden key to understand contemporary China

October 1 marks China's National Day. Compared with the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Spring Festival and other traditional festivals in the country, this holiday is a political festival, ever since a grand celebration was held for the founding of the new China in 1949.

President Xi makes milestone US visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping ended his visit to the United States, and the United Nations and returned to Beijing on September 29.

China-Japan-ROK Seminar: Overcoming challenges

On October 27, the China-Japan-ROK Seminar was held in Beijing with the theme, “Communication for Win-win Cooperation”.

Internet Expo shows China's innovation concepts

The 2nd World Internet Conference will be held on Dec. 16-18 in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province. The Light of the Internet Expo is opened to the media and public on Dec. 15.

Vietnam Prime Minister wins peace award, but questions linger

According to Vietnamese media outlets, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was honored the "World Leader for Peace, Security and Development" Award, which was highlighted in websites on Dec. 11-12.

Year-ender: Chinese FM on international situation and China's diplomacy in 2015②

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech entitled "The Year of Comprehensively Promoting the Major-Country Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics" at the 2015 Forum on the International Situation and China’s Diplomacy held during the weekend in Beijing.

Moscow hi-tech parks seek lower production costs

CCTV.com attended the 2015 Moscow Forum, hosted by Moscow City Government. Local officials discussed Moscow's business climate. We will post a 5-part series of Special Reports, "China’s New Silk Road connects with Russia."

Year-ender: Chinese FM on international situation and China's diplomacy in 2015 ①

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech entitled "The Year of Comprehensively Promoting the Major-Country Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics" at the 2015 Forum on the International Situation and China’s Diplomacy held during the weekend in Beijing.

"Internet Plus" inspires "new disposition" for China's development

The upcoming 2nd World Internet Conference (WIC), also known as the Wuzhen Summit, will be held in Wuzhen town, east China's Zhejiang Province on Dec.16-18.

China holds 2nd Nanjing Massacre memorial: Cherishing peace, expecting better future

Dec. 13 is the National Memorial Day. China held a memorial for Nanjing Massacre victims in Nanjing city, east China on Sunday.

Despite challenges, Russian oil & gas remain profitable

Doomsayers have raised alarm bells over Russia's economic decline, and they anticipate even worse to come. They point to dramatic oil & gas price drops as the crucial indicator, since the nation's capital city is a global energy hub.

Promote social responsibility of overseas Chinese textile enterprises

The Annual Conference on Social Responsibility of Chinese Textile and Apparel Industry (CTAI) and the 10th Anniversary Event for Social Responsibility Practice of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) was held in Beijing on Dec.10, 2015.

From west to east: a rise of terrorist activities near to China

Currently, a new situation of terrorist activities around China has arisen. International terrorist forces are starting to move eastwards instead of engaging terrorists to take part in the activities in the Middle East.

Nobel Prize Award ‘lights’ up development of traditional Chinese medicine

On December 10, at the Nobel Prize Award ceremony held at the Stockholm Concert Hall, China's pharmacologist Tu Youyou, 84, received her 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin, used in the treatment of malaria.

English Premier League: weekly three talking points

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Peng Liyuan joins hands with first ladies of Africa nations to fight AIDS

It is well known that Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has campaigned against AIDS for many years. In 2006 Peng served as propagandist for China's AIDS prevention and in 2011 she took up the post of the World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

Bulgaria open to closer cooperation with China

Bulgaria Prime Minister Boyko Borisov came to China in November with a big delegation from the government, parliament, business and the media. The visit seemed to set a new course in the long and historic China-Bulgaria friendship.

Four strategic aims for Turkey’s deployment of troops in Iraq

On December 4th, Turkish tactical units darted into Iraq, as the country affirmed that it was reasonable to enter Iraq. While Iraq accused Turkey of an “invasion”, Iraq urged the Turkish army to withdraw from their country as soon as possible, or Iraq would be forced to take “necessary measures”. The Turkish army, on the other hand, has been stationed in Iraq, which risked war with Iraqi troops. Turkey’s deployment in Iraq has four strategic objectives.

Japan is no longer a peaceful country

Japan adopted the route of "pacifism" for a long time after World War II; however, the Japanese government has constantly amended this route over the years and began to carry out their so-called "positive pacifism". Since 2002, Japan's defense budget kept decreasing, but the reigning Abe government started to increase it beginning in the 2013 financial year.

Palace Museum’s cultural and creative products promote Chinese culture in a new way

2015 marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Palace Museum. Recently, the Palace Museum Taobao store launched a number of cultural and creative products, which has become a hot topic on the Internet.

Understanding the cultural rise of the Trump phenomenon

The American intelligentsia are standing aghast at the remarkable rise of Donald Trump’s campaign for President. According to public opinion polls, he’s trouncing all other Republican candidates seeking the GOP nomination. Yet, the New York billionaire real estate mogul remains as obnoxious and bull-headed as ever.

Biased views of China's lease of Darwin Port

The Landbridge Group, a Chinese company, leased Australia's Darwin Port for 99 years at a cost of US$360 million. After the news went public, this normal commercial activity aroused the concern and queries of the United States (US). According Australian media reports, Australian National Defense officials and the relevant US authorities, held "emergency consultations", discussing the potential security risks posed by China's lease.

“China-ROK FTA” to promote cooperation in the film and TV industry

Last Monday, South Korea's Parliament ratified its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China after having 196 affirmative votes, 33 negative votes and 36 abstention votes. Hopefully, the FTA will take effect before the end of this year.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (13):The big Middle East circus of horrors

My friend Yu's been watching news from the Middle East again and he's none too impressed. Here's the nub of our conversation

American army back to Iraq: blessing or curse?

On Dec. 19, 2011, the last batch of the American Army departed from Iraq, marking an end to the eight-year Iraq war and demonstrating Washington's support for Baghdad. Nevertheless, on the 4th anniversary of US troops' withdrawal from Iraq, the United States (US) has reversed course and will deploy Special Forces to Iraq to carry out ground actions and hit extremist forces of "Islamic States" (IS).

Xi Jinping breaks new ground for China-African relations

China and Africa enjoy a long history of traditional friendship. China's founding leaders Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai and the older generation of African leaders broke new ground for China-Africa relations with mutual support.

Analyzing the San Bernadino shooting

At least 14 people were killed and 23 others injured in a shooting on Dec. 2 in San Bernardino, California. This was the 353rd mass shooting in the United States (US) this year, and regarded as an act of terrorism. American culture supports the right to bear arms.

Chinese should take closer look at vocational training

A new generation of young college-educated Chinese are emerging to the workplace, while there are numerous jobs available within the manufacturing and hospitality sectors in the nation. Nevertheless, too many new college graduates have made the assumption that being employed as a factory worker or in the services industry is considered a sub-standard career choice.

Development optimism rises with FOCAC

Development optimism rises across the African continent, and a new chapter has opened for China-Africa relations. The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit 2015 had concluded in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi's France, Zimbabwe, South Africa visit⑥: Reflecting on diplomatic landscape with Chinese characteristics

The Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) ended on Dec. 5 and Chinese President Xi Jinping flew back to Beijing. Before his departure, Xi delivered closing remarks to praise the FOCAC declaration and the Johannesburg Action Plan (2016-2018).

Cartoon commentary, President Xi's France, Zimbabwe, South Africa visit⑤: Opening new chapter in China-Africa cooperation

On Dec. 4, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma chaired the opening ceremony of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Presidents, government officials from 50 African countries and African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson had joined in attendance.

China-Africa relationship embraces historic development opportunity

The day Dec. 4, 2015 is a historic moment for China-Africa relations. It is the first time for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to be held in Africa and chaired by an African country.

Why is China-Africa cooperation thriving?

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Johannesburg is held on Dec. 4-5. It's the second summit since Nov. 2006.

Tai Chi groups taking over the parks

Chinese martial arts has captured much global popularity in the past few decades, starting with the release of Hong Kong-made Kung Fu films, featuring Bruce Lee in the 1960s and 70s.

Tensions between Russia and Turkey spark chain reaction

Since the Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane over Syria near the Turkish border on Nov. 24, the incident has caused a series of deep reactions.

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Get ready for Shandong's gold rush

Maybe all that glitters is not gold, but in Eastern China's Yantai City, northeast China's Shandong Province, geologists have uncovered massive reserves of the precious metal underground.

China and CEEC pull together

The 4th Meeting of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) was held in Suzhou City, east China on Nov. 24 to 25. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang chaired the summit.

Cartoon commentary on President Xi's France, Zimbabwe and South Africa visit ④: Making China-South Africa comrades with 4 partnerships

At the invitation of Republic of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, Chinese President Xi Jinping started a state visit to the country on Dec. 2. They agreed that bilateral relations have enjoyed strong development opportunities, as they entered a new phase.

China plays leading role at Paris climate change conference

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was inaugurated in Nov. 30 in Paris. Chinese President Xi Jinping was in attendance.

Embrace China-S. Korea FTA era

South Korea's Parliament on Nov.30 ratified its free trade agreement (FTA) with China - 196 affirmative votes, 33 negative votes and 36 abstention votes. On the same day, the Parliament in Seoul also voted in favor of FTA proposals with Vietnam and New Zealand, however the trade scales between S. Korea and the other countries cannot parallel its trade volume with China.

Getting upgrades on China-Africa cooperation and investment

Since the founding of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in 2000, China and Africa have sought a common destiny through economic and trade cooperation.

Beijing vows to reduce the world's poverty

Our society wishes to eradicate poverty. As the world's largest developing country, China has achieved much on poverty relief efforts.

IMF gives "thumbs up" to RMB internationalization

The Chinese currency, remninbi (RMB), is ready for "showtime." The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will allow the yuan to join Special Drawing Rights (SDR) in its special reserves basket on Oct. 1, 2016.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi's France, Zimbabwe, South Africa visit③: Foster new future of China-Zimbabwe friendship

On December 1, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Harare for a state visit to Zimbabwe at the invitation of President Robert Mugabe.

Gold prices appear on verge of a breakout

Demand for gold is soaring, according to the World Gold Council’s latest report, which shows that global demand for gold has soared by a whopping 33 percent.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (12): Do Arabs worry about climate change?

As she watched thousands expressing their concern about climate change in cities of the globe on the eve of Paris UN conference, my friend Chun Ling posed some interesting questions that I attempt to answer here.

China-South Africa remain friends with trade benefits

Africa stands poised to transform into a global economic powerhouse soon. The land is rich in natural resources with a young population.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi's France, Zimbabwe, South Africa visit②: highlight major country's burden for global climate governance

On November 30, President Xi Jinping delivered a key speech at the opening ceremony of Paris climate change conference.

Highlighting Xi Jinping's speech at Paris climate change summit

On November 30, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the United Nations (UN) Global Climate Change Conference in Paris to demonstrate that Beijing attaches significance to global climate change governance.

Zimbabwe highly-anticipates Xi's Visit

Last week Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe opened a renovated road heading towards Harare International Airport - just in time to receive Chinese President Xi Jinping on Dec. 1-2.

Philippines should think twice about acting belligerent

The Philippines media (Interaksyon) recently reported the Philippines Air Force plans to deploy 12 newly-purchased 12 FA-50PH supersonic fighters for operation.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi's Zimbabwe, South Africa visit①: China's global climate governance

On November 29, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Paris to attend the opening ceremony of the Climate Change Conference at the invitation of French President Francois Hollande and Chairman of the Climate Change Conference Laurent Fabius.

Colombia's economy blooms with China ties

Colombia is planning to construct a more environmentally-friendly mass transit system, which will be located at Buenaventura Port and built in partnership with Chinese companies.

China-CEEC cooperation enters new stage

The 4th Meeting of the Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) and the 5th China and CEEC Economic and Trade Forum were held in Suzhou City, East China on Nov. 24-25. Fruitful results were achieved, which manifest China-CEEC cooperation has entered a higher level.

English Premier League: three talking points

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Discovering healing powers of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used by the Chinese as their main medical treatment for thousands of years. Beijing has legalized its use, standardizing the criteria of treatment and pharmaceutical products.

Climate Summit in Paris to catch world’s attention

As 2015 is drawing to an end, Paris will once again become the focal point of the "global village." From Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, the 21st meeting of "the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change" (Global Climate Change Conference) will be held here.

Understanding Beijing's motives of South China Sea policy (II)

Beijing has already commented on the so-called militarization of the South China Sea issue.

Understanding Beijing's motives of South China Sea policy (I)

In recent years, lurid articles criticizing China in regards to the South China Seas topic have been published by the Western media.

Russia-Turkey "warplane incident" shows intensified "conflicts of interests"

The Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane over Syria near the Turkish border on Nov. 24.

Chinese train technology rolls into Germany

An old saying goes, "the trains always run on-time in Germany," which defines the nation's spirit that favors schedules, precision and technical expertise above all else.

China-ASEAN relations bring bright future for East Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Vietnam and Singapore, two important ASEAN member nations, earlier this month. Later on, he attended the APEC summit in Manila, Philippines. Then Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Who Stokes "militarization" of South China Sea?

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the 10th East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 22. He proposed to safeguard peace and stability of the South China Sea, which demonstrates Beijing's sincerity. Li said China has identified a dual-track approach for resolving the South China Sea question, i.e., relevant disputes should be resolved by sovereign states directly concerned through negotiation and consultation, and peace and stability in the South China Sea should be jointly upheld by China and ASEAN countries working together.

‘Belt & Road’ brings more business to Siberia

Siberia’s rapid development is evident. The landmass covers three-quarters of Russia. Its local population stands at 38 million.

Kenya’s terror tragedies: Whose lives matter more?

On Thursday Nov. 12, a bombing assault at a market in Beirut, Lebanon, killed 43 innocent people. The very next day, brutal terrorism swept into Paris, France, which took the lives of 127 people. Both attacks were perpetrated by the Islamic State, but the world paid more attention to Paris.

Open a new channel for China-Malaysia ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the East Asian Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Nov. 20-23. China and Malaysia are neighbors with a long history of friendly exchanges.

Beijing's "concentric circles" highlight support for East Asia

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the 18th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-China (10+1) leaders' meeting, 18th ASEAN-China, Japan and South Korea (10+3) leaders' meeting, and 10th East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, last week.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (11): Mali terrorist assault: Who? Why? How?

Most of those kidnapped and killed were ordinary persons, tourists, visitors from Europe, India, China, Turkey and Algeria including diplomats, businessmen, pilots and flight attendants.

China-Malaysia co-prosperity ties sail ahead

Malaysia is playing a more prominent role in Southeast Asia. The nation is developing its hi-tech industry and expanding the Islamic finance sector.

China-ASEAN welcomes ‘community of destiny’

The 27th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit announced the ASEAN Community will get established on December 31, which will be the first sub-regional community formed in the continent.

Is greater Eurasia a self-sustaining geo-economic ecosytem?

"Global interconnectedness” and “global governance” are the unchallenged buzzwords of the day. But is this Eurocentric axiom relevant anymore?

Reaching a new milestone for the ASEAN path

The 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit was held in Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia on November 21-22, which can be considered a landmark meeting in the history of ASEAN.

Free trade deals could be future of Asia-Pacific

At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila, Philippines on Nov. 18-19, United States President Barack Obama had reassured other 11 TPP (The Trans-Pacific Partnership) members that they would benefit if deal is ratified by US Congress.

China leads economic integration of Asia-Pacific

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Manila, Philippines on Nov.17-19.

Make united front against terrorism for "global village"

For the past half month, terrorist attacks have shocked the world, spurring joint international actions against militant Islam.

Manila APEC Summit: Building paths for Asia-Pacific partnerships

The 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting concluded on November 19. Leaders of APEC member nations gathered to discuss regional development and to seek further cooperation.

Deep-rooted reasons for US' "endless" military adventurism in the Middle East

The United States and Russia appear to take competitive military actions in the Middle East to attack ISIS.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's APEC summit③: China's confidence inspires common development

On November 19, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting and delivered a keynote speech titled, "deepening partnership and promoting common prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region" at the APEC CEO Summit.

Xi Jinping's presence at APEC 2015 shows a success story

According to Chinese protocol, it is impolite if a visit is not repaid. However, this does not justify Chinese President Xi Jinping’s presence at the ongoing APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Manila.

China's finance markets get major upgrade with reform

Are China's finance markets ready for the ‘Big Leagues?’ Stock exchanges in New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong have long been regarded as the premier hot-spots for global investors.

China continues to promote construction of Asia-Pacific free trade area

The world economy has "probably entered a long difficult period," President Xi Jinping said at the APEC Summit in Manila, Philippines.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's APEC summit②: Conveying China's confidence and philosophy to APEC

On November 18, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting and delivered a keynote speech at the APEC CEO Summit.

Catalonia's independence: Unachievable but expectable in Europe

The Span Constitutional Court voted to suspend Catalonia's independence process on November 11th, which means Catalonian efforts failed again.

Japan should not upset G20 Summit over South China Sea issue

The tenth G20 Summit, a gathering of world leaders from major economies, was held in Turkey. Participants discussed important matters such as sustainable development for the global economy.

Obama provokes South China Sea tensions

After arriving in Manila, Philippines on Nov. 17 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) informal leaders' meeting, US President Barack Obama's first move was to board the Philippines patrol boat, an old navy frigate that was delivered four years ago from the US.

Path for great nations-from G20 to ‘Belt & Road’

On November 15, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the 10th Summit of G20 in Antalya, Turkey. He gave a key speech titled, Innovate in Growth Path, Share Development Achievement.

China's Role for G20 and UN’s 2030 sustainable development

At the tenth summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) on Nov 15, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to implement the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda for 2030.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's APEC summit①: From Beijing to Manila, APEC moves forward

On November 17, Xi ended his trip to Antalya, Turkey and arrived in Manila, Philippines for the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting, themed, "Building inclusive economies; building a better world".

Fairness and inclusiveness: China opens up world economy

The tenth summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) themed, "collective action for inclusive and robust growth" was held on Nov. 15 in Antalya, Turkey.

Turkey G20 summit: New opportunity for global mechanisms

The feeble economy, degraded environment and rampant terrorism, appear to be the three keywords for topics discussed at the G20 summit in Turkey.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (10): Putin's decision to suspend flights to Egypt might be the smart move

I said, as long as the self-proclaimed "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) terrorist group confined its military operations to those two countries, the major Western powers – although shocked by its barbaric ways – did not really feel an immediate danger in the same way as al-Qaeda.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi’s at G20 Summit③: Chinese voice from the Mediterranean to Hangzhou Bay

On November 16, the 10th G20 Summit dropped the curtain in Antalya, Turkey. Chinese President Xi held bilateral talks with leaders of Turkey, Russia and other G20 member countries.

Anti-terrorism: Curing symptoms and eradicating roots

The Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 have caused at least 129 deaths and the death toll is likely to rise. Europe, once known as a safe and peaceful land, has been targeted repeatedly in recent years.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi's G20 Summit②:China's proposals for G20

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov.15 attended the tenth summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) themed, "collective action for inclusive and robust growth."

Paris' Eiffel Tower does not stand alone

While Europeans were preparing to enjoy the second weekend of November, an elderly French woman from the rural countryside said, "Well, again it's Friday 13, I'm not going anywhere!"

Looking forward to a fruitful 2015 APEC meeting

The annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) informal leaders' meeting will be held in Manila, Philippines on November 18 to 19.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi’s at G20 Summit①: Contributing Chinese wisdom to G20

On November 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited to attend the 10th G20 Summit held in Antalya, Turkey, another major diplomatic activity carried out by China’s leaders after the 5th plenary session of 18th CPC Central Committee.

Chinese investors swirl into Oklahoma's hi-tech sector

Oklahoma is becoming a popular US location for international companies and attracting a rapidly increasing number of foreign direct investments.

Focusing on G20 Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend thetenth summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) on Nov. 14-16 in Antalya, Turkey.

Solving African refugee crisis needs permanent cure

The two-day EU-Africa Summit had ended on Thursday, Nov. 12 in Valletta, the capital of Malta. Facing an intensified refugee crisis, the European Union and its member states must find a long-term solution.

Chinese sip stronger taste for imported wines

The Chinese, especially the youth are growing richer, more consumer-oriented and cosmopolitan. With rising discretionary incomes, they shop for more fashionable clothes and accessories, travel overseas and stay in tune with Western customs.

No Japanese warships at Cam Ranh Bay Naval Base, says Vietnam

After Japanese Defense Minister Nakatani Shimoto visited Vietnam on Nov. 4-7, news spread on the internet that "warships of the Japanese maritime self-defense forces are allowed to dock in the Cam Ranh Bay naval base, Vietnam."

President Xi to star at G20 Summit

As the global economy is facing profound adjustments and economic growth is slowing down, the Group 20 (G20) Summit serves as a major economic cooperation platform.

Upcoming two summits to bring double harvests for China

Beginning from Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Turkey to attend the tenth summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) on Nov. 14-16, and then to the Philippines for the 23rd Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) informal leaders’ meeting on Nov. 17-19.

UK renegotiating with EU: Difficulties are unavoidable

The United Kingdom’s renegotiations with its European Union membership has entered a critical juncture. Great Britain Prime Minister David Cameron has already proposed EU reforms in his speech at Chatham House, before delivering his letter to European Council President Donald Tusk.

Free trade should be free trade, not politics

On November 9, 2015, the Senate of the Australian Federal Parliament passed the China-Australian Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by the Chinese and the Australian governments in June 2015, after the Australian House of Representatives approved it in October.

White Haired Girl –a good tale

In the evening of November 6, the Ministry of Culture of People’s Republic of China launched a national tour of the classical opera, White Haired Girl, based on a legendary Chinese folk tale.

China’s holiday season starts on Singles’ Day

While Westerners celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, the Chinese cherish the Spring Festival, a 5-day holiday usually set around February. Hundreds of millions of Chinese families travel far and wide to meet their relatives, bearing gifts for young and old.

S. Korea’s Park US visit makes waves

On November 8, the Blue House of the ROK (Republic of Korea) announced President Park Geun-hye will attend The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (G20) summit, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 10 + 3 summit and East Asia Summit (EAS) from November 14-23.

No surprise, Obama skips Vietnam visit

United States President Barack Obama will attend the Group 20 Summit in Turkey, APEC meeting in the Philippines, East Asia Summit and U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Malaysia in the next few days. However, Obama refuses to visit Vietnam, which has aroused much concern from the international community.

China faces opportunity and challenge in West Asia, Africa

China has achieved great progress in the Belt and Road Initiative since it was proposed two years ago. The initiative has been welcome at home and abroad including West Asian and North African nations seeking to boost their national economies.

Chinese, S. Korean culture crazes strengthen bilateral relations

The fifth People's Republic of China-Republic of Korea (ROK) cultural exhibition was held in Yongin Gallery, South Korea on November 3-8.

Chinese diplomacy charms world with new furniture

Chinese President Xi Jinping concluded his state visits to Vietnam and Singapore on November 8.

Xi-Ma meeting ushers revival of Chinese nation

The remarkable Xi-Ma meeting was held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore on Nov.7, marking the first face-to-face gathering between the two leaders across the Taiwan Straits since 1949.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (9): "To the British people from a Chinese"

Today I should like to lend this column to my friend Ma Maiqi, who would like to share her view of complicated East-West relations. Ma is a Chinese business specialist, author and trainer, based in Oxford since 2009.

Xi-Ma meeting welcomes new era for cross-Straits relations

The remarkable Xi-Ma meeting has just concluded, but it ushers in new eras for Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou.

World is watching Myanmar election

The international media is focusing on the upcoming Myanmar elections on November 8. Myanmar is an important Southeast Asia nation with 52 million people and rich in natural resources.

Xi-Ma Meeting writes new chapter in cross-Straits history

The Xi-Ma meeting held in Singapore has become one of the most significant events for cross-Straits relations with a far-reaching impact on East Asia. The meeting writes a new chapter that highlights a legacy of China’s peaceful reunification.

What do American voters think about US-China policy?

There's a famous Chinese saying, "Precise knowledge of self and precise knowledge of the threat leads to victory." It was written in The Art of War, an ancient military treatise by Sun Tzu.

Cartoon commentary Xi-Ma meeting: New chapter in history of cross-Straits relations

The top leaders across the Taiwan Straits, Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou met at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore at 3 p.m. local time, November 7. Hundreds of journalists from around the world witnessed the historic handshake as they smiled at each other.

Xi-Ma meeting writes new historic chapter

On November 7, Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou, the top leaders across the Taiwan Straits held a historic meeting at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. This event could be this year's top ten news story across the Taiwan Straits, and for the world as well.

Cartoon commentary President Xi's Vietnam and Singapore visit ③: Keeping up with China-Singapore all-round cooperation

On November 6-7, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Singapore at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam.

Sino-Singapore trade ties bridge to the future

Singapore has long enjoyed recognition as the financial and commercial hub of Southeast Asia. The "Lion City," keeps the regional economy roaring ahead. The City-State has boosted China's development since establishing diplomatic relations 25 years ago.

Xi’s Vietnam visit to join hands for better tomorrow

General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a two-day state visit to Vietnam on November 5-6, and received an extraordinary welcome, which is a response from Hanoi for Beijing’s high-profile diplomatic courtesies for General Secretary of Vietnam Communist Party (VCP) Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to China last April.

Cartoon commentary President Xi's Vietnam visit ②:Building China-Vietnam community of destiny

On November 6, The General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese President Xi Jingping had a second talk with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.

Xi-Ma Meeting goes down to history

Cross-Strait leaders Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou is to meet today (November 7) in Singapore. This exciting news soon has spread all over the world. The “Xi-Ma Meeting” will be included in the annals of the Chinese nation, and a milestone for cross-Straits relations.

Keep brotherly friendship for better Sino-Vietnam future

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Vietnam, Nov 5-6 at the invitation of Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang, the first by China's top leader in over a decade. Xi's visit would strengthen party relations and political mutual trust, while promoting economic-trade cooperation and cultural exchanges.

Xi-Ma meeting in the spotlight

The leaders from both sides of the Taiwan Straits Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou are to meet in Singapore on November 6-7, the first meeting of its kind, since the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Reviewing prospects of China-Singapore ties

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of China-Singapore ties and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Singapore. Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to enhance bilateral relations.

Guangzhou - little Africa: largest African community in Asia

I visited Guangzhou's Xiaobei district, popularly-known as "Little Africa," where many Africans congregate at the Elephant Mall, as well as other African shops at the Canaan Clothing Market.

‘Belt & Road’ plants stronger economy for Vietnam

Vietnam has enjoyed remarkable economic growth in recent years, but inadequate infrastructure development is hampering the nation’s people from achieving a higher level of living standards. Major network upgrades in transport, power and technology are essential for a free flow of goods and services in the market.

Cartoon commentary President Xi's Vietnam visit ①: Steering China-Vietnam partnership to new level

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Chinese President Xi Jingping pays his state visit to Vietnam at the invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.

Pakistan: Flagship nation for ‘Belt & Road’ cooperation

The Global Times on Nov. 1 cited a news report from The Express Tribune of Pakistan, saying Islamabad and Beijing have reached a consensus.

President Xi's Vietnam visit to hail better times

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Vietnam.

Why UK, Germany and France compete for co-ops with China?

Great Britain, Germany and France are competing for high-level interactions and signing win-win co-operation agreements with China.

2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Who will be Clinton's Rival?

After the first round of the Democratic Party primary debate and the third round of the Republican Party primary debate, concluding in October, the dynamics of the 2016 U.S. presidential election have changed.

China-Japan-South Korea show benefits from collaboration

The sixth China-Japan-South Korea leaders' meeting convened on Nov. 1, resuming after a three-and-a-half-year hiatus.

Belt and Road - initiative makes major impact on the world (II)

During Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to the United Kingdom, the British expressed their support for the Belt and Road initiative.

China-ROK ties enter fast lane of development

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang paid an offical visit to the Public of Korea (ROK) to meet ROK President Park Geun-hye and attend the sixth trilateral summit - China, Japan and the ROK from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2

COMAC's C919 plane prepares for takeoff

On Monday, over 4,000 guests - government officials, business representatives and reporters - arrived at a hangar near Shanghai's Pudong International Airport to witness the unveiling of China’s first manufactured jumbo jet, the C919.

Trilateral cooperation strives to overcome difficulties

On Oct. 31- Nov. 2, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang paid a visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) and attend the 6th trilateral leaders' meeting in Seoul.

Cartoon commentary on Premier Li's ROK visit ③: China and South Korean youth are the future

November 2 is the last day of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK). Cultural exchanges were a highlight for the day.

Belt and Road initiative makes major impact on the world (I)

During Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to the United Kingdom, the British expressed their support for the Belt and Road initiative.

Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons alert the world

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington DC on Oct.22 and admitted the nation has developed and deployed tactical nuclear weapons for use in a potential war. The news had aroused wide concerns from the international community. Yet, what signals does it send?

TPP for China: To be in or not, is a question?

Nearly a month ago, on Oct. 5, news came out that the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Atlanta, Ga. United States.

13th 5-year plan focuses on economic development quality

2015 is the final year of the 12th five-year plan, setting the goal for the 13th five-year plan.

Giving a toast to Sino-French relations

French President François Hollande is paying a state visit to China on Nov. 2-3, a major event for Sino-French relations. It's Hollande's second visit to the nation, since he assumed office.

China-Japan-ROK Seminar: Overcoming challenges

On October 27, the China-Japan-ROK Seminar was held in Beijing with the theme, “Communication for Win-win Cooperation”.

Cartoon commentary on Premier Li’s ROK visit ②:China’s initiatives chart trilateral cooperation direction

On November 1, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the 6th trilateral summit - China, Japan and the ROK in Seoul, South Korea. He proposed six initiatives.

Cartoon commentary on Premier Li’s ROK visit ①: Injecting new energy into Northeast Asia cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Oct. 31 paid an official visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK) to meet ROK President Park Geun-hye and attend the sixth trilateral summit - China, Japan and the ROK. His visit opens a new chapter for rebooting the trilateral summit, which has been suspended for three years.

Joyful news: China scraps one-child policy

China has enforced a one-child family planning policy, since 1979. Couples could face fines/penalties if they had chosen to raise two children. The Chinese government enacted the legislation to prevent over-population.

Japan’s Abe visits Central Asia for geo-political gain

By Hou Jun, a Ph.D. candidate majoring in International Relations at Research Institute of International Relations, China Foreign Affairs University

Overseas Chinese look forward to China’s Thirteenth Five-Year Plan

The 5th Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee was held recently, and drew much attention from overseas Chinese. The Session focused on the thirteenth five-year plan, which outlines China’s development in the coming five years, and its global politics and economy, as well as personal interests for overseas Chinese.

RMB appears likely to join ‘International Currency Basket’

Recently, International Monetary Fund (IMF) representatives disclosed China’s currency, the RMB may soon join the SDR (Special Drawing Rights).

Refugee crisis burdens Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to China aims to deepen Sino-German relations. During the first half of 2015, German machinery manufacturing industry exports to China fell 4.9%.

S. Korean biz spotlight shines on China

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will arrive in Seoul this weekend for the 6th trilateral summit between China, Japan and South Korea to accelerate negotiations on a three-way FTA (Free Trade Agreement) pact.

China's Central Bank "Doubles-Down" to boost economy

The People's Bank of China, from August 26, 2015, has lowered RMB benchmark lending and deposit rates for financial institutions.

China-Mongolia ties enjoy prosperous times

The first China-Mongolia Expo has been held in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from October 23 to 27 with an attendance of 8,000 delegates from China, Mongolia, Russia and Malaysia.

Transfer pricing makes big splash on global taxes

Multinationals have generated big-time revenues with its subsidiaries spread all over the world, which means huge profits and that's taxable income.

China-Europe team effort to combat terrorism

Extremism and terrorism have run rampant in the world, particularly with terrorist groups in Western Asia and Africa. Both China and Europe are confronting these threats.

Chinese believe drinking hot water makes for good health

Many Americans are beginning to take notice that their Chinese friends appear healthy and do not gain weight so quickly.

13th Five-Year Plan: Sprinting to a prosperous society

Beijing has set two centenary goals to build a prosperous society. On October 26-29, the Communist Party of China (CPC) is convening the fifth plenary session of its 18th Central Committee to review the 13th Five-Year Plan for the national economy and social development.

Taiwan's return to motherland is a family affair

The day, Oct. 25, 1945, marked the end of the 50-year Japanese occupation of Taiwan, while in the rest of China, an eight-year war of resistance against Japan's invasion ended with victory.

Trade, trains and e-commerce link China with Russia

Beijing and Moscow have drawn closer in recent years amidst the Russian economy spiraling down on account of U.S.-led sanctions that has caused a depreciation of its currency, the ruble.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's UK visit: a super state visit

Chinese netizens' favorite topic for discussion revolves around the fruitful outcome of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s United Kingdom visit.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (8): ‘Islam against Arabs?’

One of the biggest problems of Arab countries is their inability to take charge of the defense of their region, despite ranking among the top nations in the world for military spending.

What Trudeau's victory means for Canada and the world

Justin Trudeau will assume the role of Prime Minister of Canada on November 4, 2015 following a decisive victory over the ruling Conservative Party in this year's federal elections.

China-UK relations bloom with sunny prospects

Chinese President Xi Jinping has visited many countries, and his just-concluded five-day state visit to the United Kingdom should be considered a splendid success.

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pens letter to the world

The leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on October 22 wrote a letter about the nuclear agreement (JCPOA) to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and addressed to the whole world.

US and Russia evade aircraft collisions for strategic intent

The Russian air force has carried air strikes against Islamic State extremist forces in Syria for nearly a month.

Cartoon commentary on President Xi's UK visit 5: President Xi's UK visit opened a new era of Sino-British relations

On October 23, President Xi Jinping concluded his five-day state visit to the United Kingdom after his last stop trip to Manchester.

UK helps realize Xi's grassroots footballing goals

For Chinese President Xi Jinping, football is an important part of China's relationship with the UK. When Xi tours Manchester City’s stadium on Friday, he will meet with representatives of the club and its main rival, Manchester United.

Bosltered China-UK ties are of global significance

Beijing and London announced a "global comprehensive strategic partnership" for the 21st century, which opened up a golden era of enduring, inclusive, win-win relations.

Cartoon commentary on President Xi's UK visit 4: Xi and Cameron meeting writes a new chapter in Sino-British relations

On October 22, the fourth day of President Xi Jinping's UK visit, he visited the satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat, and attended the opening ceremony of an annual meeting of Confucius Institutes in Britain.

China wins Indonesian railway project

China Railways International Co Ltd and a consortium of Indonesian state-owned companies signed on Oct. 16, an agreement to form a joint venture for the construction and operations of a railways line from Jakarta to Bandung.

Win-win cooperation to build a community of destiny

China’s initiation of the international relations norm with the core of a win-win cooperation concept can build a community of destiny that establishes new international values.

Sino-British co-operation to shape new international economic order

The world's deepest economic recession since the World War II appears to be nearing an end. Protectionism measures were implemented by many countries as a convenient tool to get out of the recession.

President Xi builds "community of shared interests" with UK

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Oct.20 delivered a speech in the Royal Gallery Hall of the Palace of Westminster, which was the first time for a Chinese leader to do so.

How to build Asia-Pacific Security Architecture?

The Asia Pacific region has long been one of the hottest topics in geo-politics, especially after the US Pivot to Asia strategy was introduced, along with a rising China in recent years.

Cartoon commentary on President Xi's UK visit 3: Xi and Cameron meeting steers Sino-British relations

On October 21, Chinese President Xi Jinping held bilateral talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, marking the highlight of Xi’s UK visit.

Moving ahead on China-UK financial cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to the United Kingdom, October 19-23, Meanwhile, recent news reports have disclosed that, London will issue billions of RMB treasury bonds.

Democracy hypocrisy sparks refugee crisis

The refugee crisis has become Europe’s limbo and has captured worldwide attention. The number of refugees arriving in the continent this year is projected to reach more than half a million, while many refugees are drowning before arriving there.

Creating Win-Win favors China's Self-development amidst global changes

Beijing has put forward a cooperation and win-win concept to support a global economic development trend and to enhance national self-development.

Cartoon commentary on President Xi's UK visit 2: High-level welcome ceremonies show Sino-British relations' importance

A ceremonial welcome held by British Queen Elizabeth II for Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan was held on October 20, On the beautiful day, there were 103 rounds of gun-fire salutes.

TPP VS ‘Belt and Road (B&R)’: Who really benefits?

The ancient maritime and overland Silk Routes have been revived. Its modern incarnation, driven by China’s Belt and Road Initiative (B&R), stands on the verge of connecting the Eurasian landmass, East Africa and Western Europe into a single trading matrix.

President Xi's visit puts China-UK cooperation on fast-track

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United Kingdom has received much publicity and media coverage. The UK has greeted Xi with great pomp and Chinese flags have been hoisted outside Buckingham Palace and the Mall, leading from the Queen's official home to Trafalgar Square.

The origins of win-win cooperation concepts

According to Xinhua News, the cooperation and win-win concept was first put forward by former Chinese President Hu Jintao in his speech at the opening ceremony of the annual conference of the Bo'ao Forum for Asia in April 2004.

Cartoon commentary on President Xi's UK visit 1: President Xi's UK visit opens golden era for Sino-British relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping starts his state visit to the United Kingdom (UK) and Northern Ireland on October 19. This is a Chinese President's first state visit to the UK in a decade.

China sails ahead on 2020 poverty-relief action plan

Beijing launched its reform and opening up policy in 1978. Ever since, the national economy has enjoyed rapid expansion on account of pro-market reforms that work hand-in-hand with state-owned enterprises to lift over 700 million Chinese out of poverty - those who earn less than $1US dollar per day.

UN's role on Africa: past, now and then

Last week - Oct. 12-16 - is a celebration of Africa Week under the theme "Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Moving from Aspirations to Reality."

Xi's UK visit sets benchmark for China-Britain relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit the United Kingdom, Oct. 19 to 23 at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. The trip will be the first state visit to the country by a Chinese president in 10 years, since former President Hu Jintao's visit in 2005.

Why do we need new type of international relations?

The enormous changes taking place in the world have made a profound impact on country-to-country relations that would determine the norms for international relations and adjustments, which are necessary to adapt to changing times.

Japan needs to face up to its history

Even though economic and people-to-people communications between China and Japan have been strengthened, Sino-Japanese relations remain at a low ebb due to unresolved historical issues between the two countries.

UK PM Cameron says, Sino-British relations enters ‘golden era’

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to the United Kingdom (UK) and Northern Ireland at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, Oct. 19-23. It’s is the first time this decade for the Chinese President to visit the UK.

To understand China: Read the Four Classical Novels

China remains a mystery for much of the world. What is the real China? How could we understand their cultural mindset? Can outsiders uncover more effective means to communicate and cooperate with them?

China international payments system goes into action

China is taking steps to expand its financial markets and to internationalize the remninbi (RMB Chinese currency). The first phase of China’s cross-border international payments system (CIPS) was launched in Shanghai on October 8. Only businesses operating in Asia and Europe can wire RMB funds, such as remittances, to bank accounts in China, via CIPS.

President Xi adds new dimension to Sino-British relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland next week, October 19 to 23. This is the first time in a decade for the sitting Chinese President to visit the UK again, a major event for Sino-British relations, and an important diplomatic move by China this year.

Keeping a Close Watch on the Beautiful — on Nanjing Massacre Archives Heritage Inscription Success

Nanjing offers beautiful scenery with a long history, as its residents had suffered from the Nanjing Massacre more than 70 years ago. Today, the Nanjing Massacre Archives have been included in the UNESCO “Memory of the World Register” to reflect on human nature, peace and justice for people all over the world, especially the Chinese.

Nanjing Massacre: Historical facts speak louder than arguments

After eight years of preparations, documents on the Nanjing Massacre from China were inscribed on the Memory of the World Register by the International Advisory Committee of UNESCO's Memory of the World Program.

Chinese households are where new wealth will be created

Many global economic experts are raising alarm bells over China’s lower annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rates; from averaging 10 percent or higher a few years ago to about 7 percent nowadays.

Japan’s Abe seeks major power grab

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his second cabinet reshuffle last week, but most Japanese have shown indifference. Apparently, Abe has become complacent, even though he’s beginning to lose support from his voters.

Chatting With My Chinese Friend (7): Seeing Damascus From Anshan

I left Beijing on October 3 and took the train for Anshan, Liaoning province, where I would spend time with the Yu family. Before leaving, I watched the news saying that Russia was pounding Syrian cities. Moscow claims they are targeting ISIS terrorists, but some US media reports are refuting that.

Japan’s Abe ignores historical facts for political gain

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Nanjing Massacre documents into its Memory of the World Register on October 9. The action had sparked extreme criticism from Tokyo, demanding Beijing withdraw its application.

"One Belt One Road" moves from idea to reality

It has taken just two years for the "One Belt One Road" initiatives to develop from a blueprint into implementation.

Tu Youyou's Nobel Prize promotes China-Africa health cooperation

The news that Chinese pharmacologist Tu Youyou won a Nobel Prize in science had traveled fast.

Chinese should recognize true value of Liberal Arts education

Some Chinese are wondering whether they should take courses or gain a degree in the Arts and Humanities. Actually, it's a good idea if they wish to follow their lifelong dreams and ambitions.

U.S. should invite China to join TPP

Top trade negotiators of the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact, which is hailed as a historic accord. US President Barack Obama emphasized the deal would eliminate or reduce more than 18,000 tariffs that participating countries impose on US exports.

Panview Debate Column: TPP is lose-lose, except for big businesses and Japan

CNN (Cable News Network) has hailed the recent signatory agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as the "biggest regional free trade deal in history," marking the most pivotal milestone for US President Barack Obama’s legacy.

Tanzania receives much-needed Chinese assistance to boost agriculture

The United Republic of Tanzania in East Africa is located between the Indian Ocean Coast and African Great Lakes Region, which borders eight African countries with a population of about 47 million.

Chinese manufacturers go rural to market farming equipment

For much of China’s civilized 5,000-years' history, rural farm villages had played the most pivotal role in the economy. However, the appeal of rural life had lost its luster as Beijing embarked on a huge urbanization drive.

Chinese capital flight risks shouldn't be exaggerated

In recent months, the market has faced aggravating concerns over substantial outflows of Chinese cross-border capital.

Chatting with my Chinese Friend (5): Rush Hour in Beijing

You see the headline of this commentary and you might think this is about an upcoming sequel to Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker’s famous "Rush Hour" movies.

Texan touts Chinese rock music to the world

China Radio International's (CRI) Jonathan Alpart, host of the Soundstage Web video show, loves to promote Chinese rock bands, despite being born and raised at a small town in Denton County, Texas, U.S.A., where country music rules the radio airwaves.

Rising Western fascination with Chinese landscape paintings

Traditional Chinese landscape paintings deserve to be recognized as fascinating works of art. There’s the great beauty, and it’s appealing to Westerners.

National Day is golden key to understand contemporary China

October 1 marks China's National Day. Compared with the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Spring Festival and other traditional festivals in the country, this holiday is a political festival, ever since a grand celebration was held for the founding of the new China in 1949.

China's "Golden Week" for relaxation and exploration

China's National "Golden Week" holiday begins this Thursday, Oct. 1 when Chinese citizens to celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Xinjiang develops with the motherland

Since the peaceful liberation of Xinjiang in 1949 and the founding of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Oct. 1, 1955, the region has witnessed improved living standards, along with greater stability and development.

66th anniversary of the new China captures much attention

On September 30, President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party of China and state leaders are to attend the ceremony of presenting wreaths to People's Heroes on Martyrs Day in Tiananmen Square, center of Beijing.

Highlights: Xi Jinping's Seattle welcome reception

Chinese President Xi Jinping has completed his first state visit to the United States, as well as summit meetings at the United Nations. During his stay,he met many overseas Chinese.

What's Japan's next move after passing war bill?

Tokyo's Diet (Japan's parliament) had voted in favor of new security bills recently in the Upper House chamber. Japan’s pacifist Constitution, which has lasted for over 70 years, will now just exist in name only.

Understanding President Xi's strategy for US visit

From September 22 to 25, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to the United States at the invitation of President Barack Obama. Xi’s visit is intended to build a new international order and new model for Sino-US relations.

President Xi promotes Chinese philosophy at United Nations

From Sept. 26 to 27, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, High-level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation, Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment and a working luncheon on climate change.

Replenishing a new type of Sino-US ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping has successfully concluded his first state visit to the United States and reached a bilateral consensus on some 50 agreements involving economic relations, internet security, climate change, cultural and educational exchanges, in order to build a new model of major country relations.

Highlights of Xi's UN Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has paid a tight scheduled visit to the United Nations from September 26 to 28, attending summits in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations.

Chatting with my Chinese Friend (6): US, China, and Middle East

The Middle East, as well as other regions strategically need some kind of agreement between Beijing and Washington.

President Xi promotes global development with Chinese philosophy

On September 26, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit and delivered a speech during his first visit to the UN headquarters in New York.

President Xi reinforces Sino-US relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a four-day state visit to the United States from Sept. 22 to Sept.26, which yielded fruitful results.

The United Nations is the center of the international order

The world leaders, including President Xi Jinping of China, are gathering at the United Nations headquarters in New York to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

Xi and Obama boost Sino-US new model of major-country relations

President XiJinping's state visit to the United States has yielded fruitful results with 49 crucial issues through discussions.

A special Mid-Autumn Day gift package

People who follow China's aerospace technology development may often hear the terms, "Chang’e" and "Jade Rabbit."

World is watching Xi and Obama meeting

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a private dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama near the White House in Washington D.C. on Sept. 24, which kicked off their fifth face-to-face meeting together.

President Xi's moon-cake gift shows Chinese gratitude

On September 23 evening, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a tea reception at the Westin Hotel, Seattle. He spoke to approximately 500 overseas Chinese living in the United States.

President Xi shows right direction for Sino-US Internet cooperation

On September 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping toured the Microsoft Corporation headquarters. He advocated for a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyber-space, while every country should institute its Internet policy in accordance with national conditions.

People-to-people exchanges breathe fresh air to Sino-US relations

China’s President Xi Jinping is visiting the United States from September 22 to 25 in the hopes of promoting Asian-Pacific regional and the world peace.

President Xi gets high marks for his economic missions

From September 22-25, Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying his first United States state visit with his first stop in Seattle. He made the trip amid China's recent stock market turmoil and Washington’s growing concerns over bilateral economic and trade issues.

Xi's US trip to expand consensus

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying his first state visit to the United States from September 22 to 25, since taking office in 2013.

Overseas Chinese on Xi’s US Visit: Understanding the real purpose of Xi Jinping’s US trip

Chinese President Xi Jinping is continuing his 4-day State visit to the United States. Under a tight schedule, he has met high-level officials, attended business discussions and visited local enterprises in Seattle.

Xi Jinping: Sino-US relations stand at critical historic period

The economic relationship appears to be the ballast of Sino-US relations. Seattle holds a crucial position for Sino-US trade.

President Xi's Seattle speech conveys frankness and pragmatism

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech during a welcome banquet hosted by the Washington State government and friendly communities in Seattle on September 22.

When the Chinese Dream encounters the American Dream

In a written interview with the Wall Street Journal ahead of a state visit to the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke about the Chinese dream as compared to the American dream, which has attracted much media attention.

Overseas Chinese on Xi’s US Visit: President Xi opens a new chapter for China-US ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a State visit to the United States at the invitation of US President Barack Obama, which comes at a critical time.

Xi and Obama to build new model for Sino-US relations

Since his assumption of office as the head of state in March,2013,Chinese President Xi Jinping has held talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama four times respectively in California, USA, St. Petersburg, Russia, The Hague, Netherlands and Beijing, China.

Recognizing the importance of Xi Jinping's US visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a 4-day State visit to the United States starting on Sept. 22 and travel to the United Nations headquarters in New York to attend summits marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of UN from September 26 to 28.

What do Japan's new security bills imply?

Controversial new security bills were voted forcibly through the plenary session of the Upper House of the Japanese Diet (parliament) on September 19. The new security bills deviate from a pacifism spirit embedded in Japan’s long-cherished Constitution.

President Xi’s six trips to US enhance Sino-US relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid his first visit to the United States in 1985. At the time, he was chief of the Zhengding County Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Ever since he has visited the US six times under different job titles.

Scary shadow hovers over new Japanese Security Bills

Japan's upper house of the Diet approved the New Security Bills on Sept. 17, which went into effect in a plenary session of the upper house two days later.

Xi Jinping holds high hopes for US visit

Emboldened by optimism, Chinese President Xi Jinping will begin his United States tour on Tuesday.

China-developed Ubuntu Kylin OS gives boost to Dell

The Texas-based computer giant, Dell, has taken a bold step to replace Microsoft Windows with a pre-installed Chinese Operating System, Ubuntu Kylin OS, on 40 percent of its computers sold in China.

Jump-starting greater development potential for Sino-US relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to the US will stand out as significant, which will be crucial for bridging differences and strengthening cooperation of both sides.

A humanism feat: Europe offers hope to refugees

Since the beginning of this year, over 500,000 refugees from Syria and other North African and West Asian countries have trudged for a lengthy time, regardless of the dangers, hoping to reach European countries, such as Germany. This is the largest influx of migration since the end of World War II.

President Xi's US trip to promote Asian-Pacific region peace

Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to the United States from Sept 22 to 25 at the invitation of his US counterpart Barack Obama, which will be his first since assuming office in March 2013. China and the US stand as the most influential countries with immense impact over the Asian-Pacific region security situation. Accordingly, the international community waits in anxious anticipation for the Xi -Obama meeting.

Corbyn becomes Britain's new Labor leader: What's the message?

Jeremy Corbyn was elected Great Britain's new Labor leader on Saturday. The contest has been one of the most extraordinary in years.

China revitalizes coal with eco-tech upgrades

Coal remains a plentiful and reliable source of energy. In regards to production costs and efficiency for the entire power sector, coal stands near the top in affordability and accessibility.

Constructing Online Silk Road for China and Arab states

The second China-Arab States Expo themed, "Online Silk Road, Interconnection and Interworking", a platform to promote ties between China and Middle East and North African Arab countries, kicked off recently in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, northwest China.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (4): GCC China option

Some time ago in the beautiful city of Hangzhou, I had a casual conversation with two friends from a Chinese Think Tank. Kevin and Wang. The conversation was about current affairs and events of the Middle East.

Foretelling future prospects of Sino-Russian cooperation

Geo-political and global economic analysts have widely discussed Russia's "Turn to the Far East" policy in recent months. Yet, it is worth knowing that Moscow had already touted this initiative a few years ago even before the onset of the Ukrainian crisis.

China-Africa seek common ground on energy development

Africa looms large as a continent rich in natural resources with a surging youth population.

China and South Africa deepen cooperation

On the southernmost end of the Dark Continent stands the Republic of South Africa. The country borders six other African nations and is bound by 2,798 kilometers of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

China's economic situation and prospects

The 2015, the New Leaders Meeting of World Economic Forum and the 9th Summer Davos Forum from September 9 to 11 has been held in Dalian city, northeast China's Liaoning province.

Pump up economy to boost global confidence

The 2015, the New Champions Meeting of World Economic Forum and the 9th Summer Davos Forum from September 9 to 11 has been held in northeast China’s port city of Dalian. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.

China continues to promote world trade

China, the second biggest economy with the world’s largest population, has become the 16th member to accept the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the WTO (World Trade Organization) recently.

Refugee crisis becomes Europe's limbo

In recent months, Europe's migrant crisis has begun to unfold at an unprecedented pace with human tragedies occurring on a daily basis.

Robots take center-stage at World Economic Forum-Dalian

Dalian is hosting the 9th Summer World Economic Forum: 'New Champions' Meeting this week, Sept. 9-11.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (3): about civilization

The feedback I received about my two previous stories in this series, mostly on Linkedin and Facebook, after I posted links to the Panview Website, along with the keen encouragement of friends in China and elsewhere, included my editor, convinced me that this new series I am writing for CCTV.com—Panview, may be useful and entertaining.

September 3 Parade is a teaching moment for China-US relations

Great global attention has been given to China’s September 3 parade at Tiananmen Square, in Beijing since Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke about remembering the history and pushing forward peaceful development. The parade shows China’s determination to safeguard its national security and world peace, which inspires peace-loving forces at home and abroad.

New changes in Korean peninsula

Red Cross Societies from both S. Korea and DPRK have been contacted at the Panmunjom, DPRK to discuss the meeting of separated families on September 7.

President Xi Jinping's speech ignites Chinese people's patriotism

The commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-fascist War was held in Tiananmen Square, Beijing on September 3.

Chinese characteristics of China's grand parade

On September 3, China held a grand parade with the theme of commemorating the 70th anniversary of victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the world anti-fascist war.

Tibet's surprising changes in 50 years

In the old days, Tibet had no roads in the modern sense. According to historical records, it took over a month riding by horse from Lhasa to Xining or Chengdu.

Defending WWII victory legacies for peace and stability

China's WWII 70th Anniversary Victory Parade on September 3 had come and gone with a Big Bang.

V-Day peace parade

China held a grand military parade on September 3 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People’s Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-fascist War. The V-Day parade not only aims to commemorate the history and the martyrs, but also to maintain world peace and development.

Understanding history to move forward on peace and development

On the morning of September 3, 2015, a memorial meeting of the 70th Anniversary of victory of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War was held at Tiananmen Square in downtown Beijing where Chinese president Xi Jinping delivered a speech.

September 3 Parade attracts global attention

On September 3, 2015, China held a grand parade to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of victory Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggresion and the World Anti-Fascist War, which took place at the Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing.

Three prevailing: To commemorate history underscores a belief towards the future

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the grand ceremony and parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese people's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War in Tiananmen Square,Beijing on September 3.

A special day; a special parade

Today, China has held a grand parade that captured the world's attention, which commemorated the 70th Anniversary of Victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War and the first parade held on a non-National Day at Tiananmen Square.

Japan should reflect on historical problems profoundly

The Japanese government announced on August 24 that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would not visit China on September 3. Since Abe's attitude towards historical problems is rather sematic, whether he comes or not is meaningless.

Awarding veterans of the Chinese war of resistance against Japan

On September 2, Chinese president Xi Jinping awarded medals to surviving veterans, generals of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and their survivors.

Chatting with my Chinese friend (2): US-Turkey...dilemma

“So, what happened between Turkey and the United States? Are they friends again? ” My Chinese friend Yuan Pei asked as if he were continuing a paused conversation. He had just finished explaining to me again the benefits of Panax-Ginseng, which I've started to take upon his recommendation.

Mighty force of national unity

The War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression was the first modern war won by the Chinese nation in fighting the invaders. Hundreds of millions of Chinese united to defend the nation and finally won victory after nearly 35 million war deaths. The resistance against aggression was a heroic undertaking for the Chinese people which embodies the mighty force of national unity.

China plays a crucial role in the World Anti-Fascist War

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese people’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

Stories of Langya Shan Five Heroic Men demonstrate anti-fascist spirit

A press conference for the movie Five Heroes on Langya Mountain convened in Beijing on Friday.

Germany and Japan hold different attitudes towards its war history

Germany and Japan hold different attitudes towards its war history

System of regional ethnic autonomy guarantees Tibet's peaceful development

Under the leadership of Chinese central government, Tibet implemented the regional ethnic autonomy system in 1965 along with the establishment of Tibet Autonomous Region, which means Tibetans act as masters in the management of national and local affairs by exercising the rights of autonomy endowed by the constitution.

What should China and US rethink before President Xi’s state visit?

President Barack Obama’s national security advisor Susan Rice visits Beijing August 28-29 as the final step toward preparation for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United States late September.

China, US need a new trade & economic relationship

With rapidly rising Sino-US trade volume comes rising trade disputes. Governments on both sides must devote increasing time to calming and solving dissatisfaction incurred by said disputes.

Belt and Road initiatives offer new opportunity for revitalization of northeast of China

The Belt and Road Initiatives proposes the vigorous exploitation of land-sea transport cooperation advantages in Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning in northeast China and Russia's far east region.

Moving towards market-oriented reforms of RMB exchange rate system

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) announced an adjustment of its RMB central parity system recently.

Taking a global look at traditional Chinese medicine

Matthieu Ricci, a famous Jesuit missionary and cultural exchanges’ messenger between China and Western countries in the Ming Dynasty, said that simple traditional Chinese medicine was successful at curing some diseases.

Chatting with my Chinese friend: Why all these wars in the Middle East?

Some time ago in Beijing, I met some people in a restaurant whose owner is a friend of mine: Wang, a Chinese Muslim.

Learning more about King Gesar and Potala Palace

Recently, the video of a Tibetan girl singing, "Like you", a classic song performed by "Beyond," a popular band from Hong Kong, had gone viral, which has captured people's attention on Tibet.

Beijing-Islamabad-Moscow forming energy triangle

The global energy landscape is undergoing a dramatic shift due to plunging oil and gas prices. A buyer’s market has ensued for economies, such as China and Pakistan, which rely on energy imports. Meanwhile, Russian oil and gas companies have to adapt to changing market conditions or risk failure.

China to win Indonesian high-speed rail project through own advantages

Bidding for the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail project is now entering its final critical stage as Indonesia wavers over how best to maximize profits: China or Japan. Both have their own advantages in price and technology.

Why do foreigners adore Chinese calligraphy?

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented his own Chinese calligraphy to US President Barack Obama as a gift for his 54th birthday in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington recently.

Shanghai serving as haven for Jewish refugees during wartime

From 1933 to 1941, nearly 30,000 European Jews escaped from Nazi persecution and found their Noah’s Ark in Shanghai.

Japan should not risk involvement in South China Sea issue

Reportedly, Japan intends to give three Beech Craft TC-90 “King Air” planes to the Philippines as gifts. After retrofitting detection radars, the Philippines can use them to patrol the South China Sea.

Five former Japanese PMs demand Abe withdraw security bill

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing forward on new security bills to win approval as legislation in the lower house of Parliament, but there is a louder voice coming from Japanese politicians who are demanding that Abe withdraw new security bills immediately.

Arctic region becomes new focus for global strategy

The Ukraine crisis has exploded the military rivalry between Russia and the United States, where both countries hold spheres of influence that extend from the Black Sea to the Arctic region.

What did Hatoyama's kneeling imply?

Japan's former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama knelt in front of a memorial stone unexpectedly during his visit to the Seodaemun Prison History Hall in Seoul, South Korea on Aug 12, 2015.

Japanese WWII orphan awakens conscience with memoir

Seventy years ago, Japan lost the war; seventy years later, Japan shouldn't lose conscience.

Australian ed-tech startups see opportunities in China

Historically for generation after generation, children going to school had been a routine.

Chinese funding pours into Sri Lanka hydropower projects

The beautiful island nation, Sri Lanka stands right off the southeastern tip of India. The country is located in the middle of busy shipping routes in the Indian Ocean.

Abe's war statement lacks foresight and much else

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on August 14 issued a statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, which was highly-anticipated from the world-at-large.

China's work produces visible results in Kenya

Home to famous National Parks like Maasai Mara and Amboseli, Kenya is a hotspot for international tourism.

China-UK cooperation: Best times to come

A new round of China-UK Strategic Dialogue took place on August 13. China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond co-chaired the dialogue.

Greece and Gadfly

Greece is the birthplace of European civilization. Nevertheless, Greece had recently stood on the verge of bankruptcy.

Shinzo Abe's unconvincing, over-calculated speech

At the important juncture of the 70th anniversary of World War II, it is quite understandable that a speech that states a government's position is carefully and cautiously planned and drafted.

Digging deeper more extensive tunnel networks in China

New skyscrapers keep rising all over China, while cities nationwide grow larger. Urbanization runs strong here. When visiting Chinese cities, newcomers may feel overwhelmed by its modernization, but upon closer they would notice that sewers for rain drainage are hard to find.

Giving full play to the Belt and Road Initiatives

On September 7, 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the Belt and Road Initiatives for the first time when he gave a speech at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.

Explore new cooperation in China-US economic relations

Recently the media has reported on the upcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the United States in September. Many are expecting the visit to push forward China-US relations.

China's space station looks ahead for global cooperation

The U.S. space program, National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA), is currently the world's leader for space missions and technology.

Sino-Arab Cooperation: on the right way?

On July 10, 2015, at the Headquarters of the Arab League, in Cairo, the 12th session of the Sino-Arab Forum kicked off, without much surprises.

Energy-efficiency has staying power as China business trend

Buildings, buildings and more buildings have been the most prevalent image of China’s development. Over 50 billion (bn) sqm (square meters) of building space have been erected in the country; and on average another 2bn sqm gets built each year.

Memorialize war to maintain future peace

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese people’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

To understand tea culture is to understand China

China has long held a love affair with tea, since it offers many health benefits for the mind and body.

Japan’s Abe shocks world with huge defense budget plan

The Japanese media has forecasted that the 2016 national defense budget would surpass the 5 trillion yen mark, about 250 billion RMB, which is record-breaking for the country.

Chinese say, ‘Howdy’ to Texas real estate

Many Chinese homebuyers are looking to jump into the Texas real estate market with plans to reside in the Lone Star state. Texas cities offer lower median-home values compared with big markets in the East and West coasts, U.S.A.

School beauty contests, we are not amused

In recent years, numerous school beauties, such as Zhang Zetian and Huang Cancan, have become well-known among young people, especially college students.

The judge committed fouls, too

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’ s visit to the United States in September, cyber-espionage once again has become the center of media attention.

Singapore brings more connectivity to China

This weekend, Singapore will celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence and the Chinese send their highest regards. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited his Singaporean counterpart, K Shanmugam, on Monday to praise the close cooperation between both countries.

To promote a closer China-ASEAN Community of Shared Destiny

As a Chinese saying goes, a good neighbor is better than a distant brother. China will prioritize the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in developing neighboring diplomacy.

China’s ‘mosquito factory’ innovations to combat Dengue Fever

Mosquitoes are not only annoying, but can be deadly too. Many of the flying, blood-sucking insects are carriers of the virus that leads to Dengue Fever. The most serious strain – dengue hemorrhagic fever – could be fatal, especially for children.

North China blows fresh air into renewables zones

While the Chinese economy has been surging over the years, so has its pollution. Yet, when a nation has enjoyed booming development, a soaring manufacturing base and rapid urbanization, some pollution would be an inevitable consequence.

Beijing Winter Olympics marks another grand ceremony for China

On July 31, 2015, the 128th plenary session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After hearing presentations from two candidate cities: Almaty and Beijing, the IOC President Thomas Bach announced that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics Games.

Japan's ignorance of Potsdam Proclamation

July 26th, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Potsdam Proclamation by the United States, China and Great Britain. Japanese media all kept silent about the proclamation, and there are very few mentions of it in the Japanese history syllabus.

Hutongs blend ancient era with modern-life

Beijing's cityscape has undergone a dramatic transformation with flashy new skyscrapers popping up all over the metropolis. Consequently, many traditional Chinese dwellings, known as hutongs, are vanishing into the dustbin of history.

China-Pakistan to convene ‘medical corridor’ congress

China has stood at the forefront of significant advancements in the medical sector, such as R&D (research and development) of new medicines; manufacturing affordable medical equipment; and developing major upgrades on quality healthcare.

New Sino-Turkey strategic cooperative ties under new Silk Road initiatives

Invited by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pays a state visit to China July 29-30 and also attends the Fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Beijing.

Delta eyes major expansion with China Eastern

Delta gas its eyes set on the Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines in order to tap further into the lucrative China market.

Winter Olympics, Beijing is ready!

The Chinese have been looking forward to the spirit of the modern Olympic Games with full respect and expectations.

Obama’s Africa visit another diplomatic show

US President Barack Obama landed in Kenya on Friday kicking off a two-day visit, to be followed by a trip to Ethiopia.

Robots get real and trendy in China

Present-day robots are showing the capabilities to reshape society and the global manufacturing sector, since the life-like devices can assist people at home with chores and could replace many factory workers.

China to boost oil imports by privatizing refineries

China is the world’s largest importer of oil & gas and continues to experience rising energy demand due to a nationwide urbanization drive that has raised living standards for the entire country.

Japanese public oppose security bills and Abe right-wing pivot

During the past two or three months, Japan's domestic opposition parties and the general public have been arguing with louder voices against the Shinto Abe government.

How the Euro Summit reach a bailout agreement with Greece?

Good news came out of the euro zone summit on July 20 that Greece had received a new bailout in exchange for introducing reforms, its third bailout in five years.

Iceland transforms its energy; China sees opportunities

Few Chinese people consider Iceland an economic powerhouse in Europe. Major banks based in the nation’s capital of Reykjavik had defaulted on billions of US dollars in debt during the global financial crisis in 2008.

Governor-General Mateparae China visit to promote comprehensive strategic partnership

The year 2015 marks the first year of the establishment of the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and New Zealand.

Sichuan province sees ‘smart tourism’ as smart move

The Sichuan province in southwest China has become a tourist hotspot. The region has captured the world’s attention after wildlife preservationists launched campaigns to protect panda bears that were dwelling deep in bamboo forests from extinction.

Explaining Chinese culture "going global"

"Chinese culture goes global" is a strategic project that Beijing has implemented in recent years, which is of great significance to national development.

Three possible outcomes of US-Cuba normalization

As the flag of Cuba was hoisted over the Cuban embassy in the US capital on July 20, the two countries restored full diplomatic relations after more than half a century of lingering enmity rooted in the Cold War.

On the ‘new mediocre' and new opportunities in current global economy

Many developed countries and regions are still trapped in crisis and cannot extricate themselves as subprime and debt crises, stagnation, rising unemployment and high fiscal deficits have spread like a virus through their economies.

Cultural charms of One Belt One Road

The One Belt One Road Initiative has grabbed the optimistic attention of the world. It is an important strategy put forward by China to proactively cope with the profound changes of the current international situation.

How Abe confronts September 3 parade

Cheng Guoping, the vice minister of foreign affairs, announced at a press conference that President Xi Jinping had invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in June to the World War II victory parade in China but was still awaiting a reply.

Shanghai shines brighter with 'Gold Exchange'

The China and India markets have accounted for more than half of all global gold consumption for the past few years, however both countries hold little sway over the daily spot-pricing of the precious metal.

Why does China value Fiji Look North policy?

Fiji, located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, is composed of more than 330 islands and covers an area of 18,333 square kilometers.

Hillarynomics offers nothing new and is meaningless

Hillary Clinton is seeking the Democrat Party’s nomination for US President in 2016 She unveiled her economic plan on July 13.

Strategic significance of second meeting by presidents of China, Russia and Mongolia

During the Twin Ufa Summits trip , President Xi Jinping attended the second meeting by heads of China, Russia and Mongolia.

China rescues Ebola-stricken Liberia

The Ebola Virus has affected the world, particularly West Africa, in the last year and a half.

AIIB could be win-win, rather than zero-sum game for China and US

The key legal framework for the China-initiated regional multilateral institution – the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – was inked by representatives of the bank’s 57 founding members in Beijing.

China's chosen path to VAT reform

China has embarked on reforms to transform the country away from relying on manufacturing and exports.

Xi Jinping attendance at 7th BRICS Leaders Summit creates winning, bright future

The 7th BRICS Leaders Summit was held July 8-9 in Ufa, Russia. President Xi Jinping attended the meeting and strengthened pragmatic cooperation between group members.

Is it time for Greece to exit EU?

Greek citizens have rejected the international creditors' debt deal offer with 61.3% of voters saying 'No' on July 5. Rumor has it that the “No” vote meant that Greece will exit from the euro zone.

Xi Jinping's speech in Ufa deserves greater recognition

Chinese President Xi Jinping pays a visit to China's largest neighbor Russia yet again to attend the 7th annual BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit on July 8-9, as well as the 15th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on July 9-10 in Ufa.

What can be expected from BRICS and SCO meetings?

At the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Xi Jinping is attending the 7th BRICS Leaders Summit (July 8-9) and will attend the 15th session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) leaders board meeting (July 9-10 ) in Ufa, Russia.

Strengthen partnerships to formulate new blueprint for BRICS countries

President Xi Jinping on July 8-9 is attending the 7th BRICS Leaders Meeting in Ufa, capital of Russia’s Bashkortostan Republic.

War history calls for recognition of CPC-led China battlefield

To know a smart way of governance, one should review history first; To conquer a nation, one should exterminate its history first.

China satellite technology soars ahead

Space remains the ‘final frontier’ for our world and Beijing is exploring new ways to journey beyond Earth's boundaries.

What Abe wants with his defense white papers?

The Kyodo News Agency on July 1 reported the outline of the forthcoming 2015 Japanese defense white paper. Although the white paper has not been fully disclosed, those partial contents open to the public view have aroused international concern.

U.S.-Cuba relations: What should we expect next?

U.S. President Barack Obama announced on July 1 that Cuba and the United States plan reopen their embassies with each other.

Premier Li's visit to France fruitful

Premier Li Keqiang visited France from June 29 to July 2 as the Sino-French relationship enters a new stage.

Close-up views of Israeli culture in China

The Israel Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, IsCham, opened the doors of its business and culture center in the heart of the 798 Arts District in China’s capital city last Sunday afternoon.

Telemedicine ignites Chinese healthcare transformation

China has entered a ‘New Economy’ era that favors sustainable development and improved social services at the risk of slower economic growth rates.

Iran nuclear deal coming, but not easy

In coming days, the world will likely witness a great achievement: The Iran nuclear crisis may be solved, or at least it might not be such a precarious problem for another decade. It may yet take a little more time to get there.

Connectivity-driven cooperation between China and Europe

After attending the 17th China-EU leaders’ meeting in Brussels and ending his visit to Belgium, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has arrived in France for a state visit and will visit the headquarters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

China to make bigger splash for hydropower

As China embarks on rapid urbanization along with the modernization of its rural regions, demand for energy grows more insatiable. Hence, the State Grid Corporation is transmitting ever more sources of electricity to a rising number of households, shops, offices and factories in the country.

Positive energy from China-EU Summit

The 17th China-EU Leaders’ Meeting has been held in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, which covers the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and the EU (European Union).

King's free state, Congolese people’s hell

The date, July 1, 2015, marks 130 years since the founding of the Congo Free State by King Leopold II of Belgium. Yet, Congo’s people at the time, were forced to endure unimaginable horrors as Leopold’s regime terrorized more than 10 million Africans.

Tunisia faces challenges as U.S. ally

During the new Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi’s first visit to the United States last month, President Barack Obama designated Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally.

China's V-Day parade salutes history

The State Council Information Office held a press conference on the morning of June 23.

Why Russia needs an Aerospace Force?

On June 16, Russia announced that it had formed a new aerospace force, integrating its original air force and aerospace defense force.

Coordination of China Belt and Road initiative and US rebalancing policy

The seventh China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the sixth China-US High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange got underway in Washington June 23-24.

St Petersburg Economic Forum reflects new Russia tendency toward external cooperation

Thousands of companies and political and commercial elites from hundreds of countries converged at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum held June 18-20.

China's V-Day military parade draws attention

On June 23, the Chinese government officially announced a grand military parade would be held on September 3 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War.

Strategic dialogue needs to inject positive energy into Sino-US relations

The seventh round of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue will get underway in Washington DC on July 23-24.

Refugee: wrong politics, lost people

June 20 is the 15th annual World Refugee Day. There were 59.5 million refugees in the world at the end of 2014, the highest level since World War II, according to the latest Global Trends report issued by Office of The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Homelessness increased 8.3 million in 2014 alone.

China, Brazil dance for science & tech cooperation

China remains a firm believer in supporting science & technology to create progress for society, the economy and to upgrade people’s livelihoods.

Yemen peace talks of great significance, but cannot get result in short time

Armed Houthi groups in Yemen expanded their power base and created a national political crisis in July last year. This March, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched military attacks on armed Houthi groups.

African continent stays united with AU

On June 14-15, the 25th African Union(AU) summit on "Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa Agenda 2063" was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chinese President XI Jinping delivered a message to commemorate the AU’s role in Africa's development, integration process, as well as international and regional affairs.

HK needs re-enlightenment of Basic Law

Ultimately, the few members of the Hong Kong Legislative Council decided to veto the 2017 chief executive universal suffrage reform package, which is a major loss for democracy and would hinder Hong Kong's economic and social development.

Significance of China initiative in disclosing progress of land reclamation efforts

On June 16, China foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang stated that land reclamation efforts on certain Nansha islands and reefs will be complete in a few days.

Cirque du Soleil gets 2nd chance to win over China

The Montreal-based circus troupe, Cirque du Soleil, has enthralled audiences worldwide selling over 12 million tickets last year. Performers are recognized for wearing outlandish costumes, displaying amazing acrobatic skills while conveying an aura of hip, elegant and flashiness all rolled into one package.

China and Australia Say, 'G'Day FTA'

China and Australia have signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA ) on Wednesday in Canberra. The deal would immediately eliminate 85.4 percent of tariffs on goods and services traded between both sides.

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