China is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the introduction of high-speed trains this year. The Beijing-Tianjin high-speed intercity railway started operation on Aug 1, 2008, a week before the opening of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
In an article on Wednesday, hours before European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her fourth and last State of the European Union address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Politico predicted what she would say. In fact, the headline of the article, "Why EU speeches are so damn boring", said it all.
The trade friction between the United States and China does not signify a tipping point in the Sino-US relationship, experts have said, even though the two countries have slapped tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods.
Americans are now blaming a host of social ills－stagnant wages, de-industrialization, inequality－even obesity and drug addiction－on globalization. More to the point, politicians and pundits of all stripes are blaming China. But most of the bad stuff that has happened in the US economy has little to do with globalization or China. Instead, it is caused by bad domestic economic policies followed over the last 30 years.
I've already made my list and checked it twice－my shopping list, that is, for Singles Day, which traditionally falls on Nov 11 each year.
In the aftermath of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, one could walk away from the milestone event noticing a pointed unity and clarity of message. Not strictly among the assembled delegates — though there was plenty to be had in that case as well.
Premier Li Keqiang has officially invited his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to visit China from Thursday to Saturday. It will be the first official visit to China by a Japanese prime minister in seven years.
AI can raise productivity and expand GDP, but it can also render non-adaptive workers jobless.
Since the outbreak of the "Arab Spring" seven years ago, much has changed in the political and security landscape in the Middle East. What has not changed is the fact that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains persona non grata for the United States and its allies