On the afternoon of May 13, former ambassador of China to Egypt, and special Middle East envoy Wu Sike held a talk with key members from all CIRS institutes in Room A501 of the Administrative Building on two topics, namely, importance of Middle East studies to China, and ways for universities to conduct international studies. The talk was chaired by Professor Zhang Zhidong, Deputy Director from the Department of Social Sciences. Ambassador Wu pointed out that since the inception of reform and opening up, Middle East has always been ......
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    Facing Criticism, Eric Trump Will Stop Actively Fundraising For His Foundation

    In the midst of multiple fundraising attempts that raised questions about whether the Trump family is selling the promise of personal access to the highest bidder, Eric Trump says he will stop directly raising money for his personal charity. "As unfortunate as it is, I understand the quagmire," Trump told the New York Times. "It's an extremely sad day when doing the right thing isn't the right thing," Trump told the Associated Press in a separate interview. The Eric Trump Foundation raises mo...

    US government being hypocritical in accusing others of war on media

    Sarah Sewall, the US under secretary of state for civilian security, democracy and human rights, spoke recently of how freedom of information and freedom of the press form the bedrock for US foreign policy. She lashed out at China and Russia, saying that a recent report found that the Chinese government and its legions of helpers write nearly a half billion fake posts a year, and that the Russian government spends at least $400 million a year on its propaganda machine of bots and trolls and factories of false content to undermine trust in ...

    Why Europe should work with China

    In this period of ever-growing protectionism, will Europe grant Market Economy Status to China? In 2001, the signatory countries of the Doha Development Round agreed that in 2016, at the latest, China would be granted the status. To put it bluntly, that entails a lowering of tariff barriers for products coming to China. However, the European parliament has adopted a resolution against this project. Some unions and industrial lobbies have also argued it. What is at stake is the preservation of industrial sectors as well as three millions jobs in Europe, they ...

    Ripples From the ‘How Low Can They Go’ Campaign

    In high school civics classes, the usual assignments about political parties and the Electoral College have given way to anguished venting about groping and sexual violence. In therapy sessions, patients feel triggered and even retraumatized by Donald J. Trump’s graphic remarks about women and his boasting about forcing himself on them and getting away with it. And in conversations before and after church services, the stench of moral decay has stirred discussions about Bill Clinton’s behavior with a White House inte...