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This column follows the latest development of hot issues across the globe and shares in-depth comments and analyses from experts and scholars.
  • China, Mekong countries have huge potential for cooperation

    Published on:Jan 11, 2018Source: Xinhuanet
    China and five Mekong River countries have huge potential for economic and trade cooperation, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday. Trade between China and the five Mekong countries, which include Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, has seen rapid growth, MOC spokesperson Gao Feng said at a press conference. "In the first 11 months of 2017, the trade volume between China and the Mekong countries reached 200.9 billion U.S. dollars, up 16 percent year on year, higher than the overall growth rate of China's foreign trade, indicating huge pote...[Read]
  • Breakthroughs made during Macron's visit to China

    Published on:Jan 11, 2018Source: Xinhuanet
    Economic, cultural and strategic breakthroughs have been made in the relationship between Beijing and Paris following French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to China, which concluded Wednesday, a French specialist in international relations has said. "Besides agreements in such strategic sectors as nuclear power, electricity and aeronautics signed Tuesday between China and France, it should be noted that breakthroughs have been made in areas that go beyond the traditional fields of cooperation and other perspectives been have opened up," Emmanuel Dupuy, president of the Ins...[Read]
  • China, U.S. in talks on meeting between presidents

    Published on:Mar 19, 2017Source: Xinhua
    China and the United States are now in close communication on arrangements for a meeting between the two presidents and exchanges at other levels, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Saturday. "We attach great importance to your visit," Wang told Tillerson at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. It is Tillerson's first visit to China since he assumed office last month. He is also the first cabinet-level official in the new administration of the United States to visit China. ...[Read]
  • The Risks of Pre-emptive Strikes Against North Korea

    Published on:Mar 18, 2017Source: New York Times
    A declaration by Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson that the United States would consider pre-emptive military action against North Korea raises a question that has dogged American military planners for 20 years: How could this be made to work? The United States has long threatened force. The sincerity of such threats has always been ambiguous, as they are often meant less to prepare for war than to act as a deterrent to North Korea and a reassurance of the commitment by the United States to South Korea. But there is a reason that, even as North Korea’s we...[Read]
  • Alibaba disappointed by US blacklisting

    Published on:Dec 23, 2016Source: Xinhua
    Alibaba Group President Michael Evans said in a statement that the company is "very disappointed" with the U.S. trade representative's office's decision to include on its 'notorious markets' list. The U.S. trade representative (USTR) on Wednesday returned China's top e-commerce platform to its blacklist of "notorious marketplaces" known for sale of counterfeit goods and violations of intellectual property rights (IPR). "In 2016 alone, we proactively removed more than double the number of infringing product listings than in 2015. It is the...[Read]