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B&R Key Words ⑸: Priority Areas of Cooperation

Keywords to Understand China: the Belt and Road Initiative is a selection of "China Keywords" entries included in an eponymous multilingual platform to help readers better understand China's B&R Initiative.

Chinese Super "Brazilian" League

I think that it’s a question of time; maybe it takes more years than the most passionate Chinese football fan would like, but China should have a competitive team in the future.

B&R Key Words ⑷: Building Blocks (Part II)

Keywords to Understand China: the Belt and Road Initiative is a selection of "China Keywords" entries included in an eponymous multilingual platform to help readers better understand China's B&R Initiative.

B&R Key Words ⑶: Building Blocks (Part I)

Keywords to Understand China: the Belt and Road Initiative is a selection of "China Keywords“ entries included in an eponymous multilingual platform to help readers better understand China's B&R Initiative.

B&R Key Words ⑵: An Outline (Part II)

Editor’s Note: Keywords to Understand China: the Belt and Road Initiative is a selection of "China Keywords" entries included in an eponymous multilingual platform to help readers better understand China's B&R Initiative.

B&R Key Words ⑴: An Outline (Part I)

Keywords to Understand China: the Belt and Road Initiative is a selection of “China Keywords” entries included in an eponymous multilingual platform to help readers better understand China’s B&R Initiative.

Buy and Made in China-America as always

As a wave a Chinese leading companies such as Haier, Huawei delivering quality and innovative products with Artisan Spirit to the worldwide market, "Made in China" reputation is on its way from "manufacturing" to "branding" that would attract more consumers!

The B&R Initiative: an opportunity for India to solidify good neighborly relations with China

No doubt, the B&R is an opportunity to modernize India’s Stone Age infrastructure and pave the way for rapid industrialization and employment growth.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Guangxi tour ②: Creating new layout for reforming and development

On April 19- 21, President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, gave an inspection tour of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Globalization vs. anti-globalization: China's challenges & opportunities

2016 witnessed a rising tide of trade protectionism and anti-globalization sentiment, characterized by a series of unexpected events such as Brexit and Donald J. Trump's winning of the U.S. presidency.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Guangxi tour①: Advancing China's opening up and development under the Belt and Road Initiative

On April 19, President Xi Jinping made an inspection tour of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Overseas Chinese entrepreneurs can boost B&R cooperation

The number of overseas Chinese has reached 60 million, out of which around 10 million are new immigrants after China adopted the reform and opening policies in the late 1970s.

To build CPEC into "Silk & Silicon Corridor"

China, a country with over a billion people, has a coastline, less than the coastline of New Zealand , whose population is less than 5 million.

China-US likely to usher in era of big-time deal making

A strong relationship between China and the US makes for a safer, more stable world. Severed ties or even seriously compromised relations would only make this planet a far more dangerous place, spurring a legitimate threat to the whole human race.

Xiongan New Area opens new wing for Beijing

China's capital city - Beijing- struggles with severe over-crowding, pollution and soaring apartment home prices. The city's population stands at 21 million, which increases daily.

China steel industry: continue to cut overcapacity and enhance competence

Cutting overcapacity might cause some economic pain: China's steel enterprises are experiencing severe economic stress as factories halt production and workers are laid off.

China's Belt & Road to drive 2nd-generation Globalization

China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, which includes the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road came at the right time.

China and Japan can boost economic cooperation partnerships

China and Japan have often confronted each other over diplomatic disputes, but Beijing and Tokyo still recognize the value of maintaining economic cooperation to spur rising bilateral trade and investments.

2017 Looking China film project opening ceremony held in Beijing

2017 Looking China International Youth Film Project opening ceremony was held in Beijing Normal University on April 10.

Peru is bigger and can overcome its problems

In the last few weeks, heavy and intense rains, which resulted from the phenomenon of El Niño, hit Peru and caused hundreds of deaths, with more than 800,000 people affected, over 100,000 homes destroyed and more than a thousand roads and bridges collapsed.

Xi's Alaska stopover sets positive China-US trade tone

Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a Republican, is looking for a turnaround and believes pushing for more exports to Asian markets can be the right solution.

Is China Racist? The experience of a foreign student in China

The combination of a mass influx of foreigners and historical lack of multiculturalism is causing problems with direct, people to people exchanges.

Cartoon Commentary, President Xi's Finland and US visit③: Mar-a-Lago meeting to chart the course of Sino-US ties

On April 6-7, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump held the ever first meeting between them at the Mar-a-Lago resort in the US state of Florida, which has caught global spotlight.

Cartoon Commentary, President Xi's Finland and US visit②: Setting a new milestone for Sino-Finnish ties

On April 4-6, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Finland. The country has been dubbed a kingdom of thousands lakes.

Belt & Road can boost global prosperity

The Belt and Road Initiative can make it easier to conduct more financial transactions between the East and West.

China-Mexico universities to further strengthen exchanges and cooperation

Valls expressed his hope that Mexican and Chinese universities can work closer together on a comprehensive Sino-Mexican educational relation, fostering academic collaboration and achieving mutual understanding through academic and cultural exchanges.

The exportation of Chinese culture through language

As I write this, I am sitting in an English Teaching School in a small town in Russian Siberia called Abakan. While I write, there is a Mandarin class happening just to the right of me.

Belt & Road: Tangible prospects for Nepal-China cooperation

The Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal's recent visit to China has given an important signal to boost bilateral ties with China in a new framework and dimensions. Dahal arrived in China to participate in the Boao forum for Asia.

China and US can address global challenges together

The complex connections between China and the US have comprised a mixture of economic and financial interdependence for years that is combined with a strategic rivalry.

Trump’s influence on Australia-China relations

International Relations experts have often coined Australia as America's 'little brother.' However, the sibling relationship has begun to show signs of friction.

China-US ties: From Ben Franklin to Belt & Road Initiative

Like many Americans, my first ideas about China began in grade school—with pictures of the Great Wall.

American Airlines taps China Southern for Asia expansion

Foreign airlines are seeking more joint deals with Chinese carriers to embark on surging growth in the country's air travel market.

Will the Philippines benefit from Belt & Road?

A fresh but uncertain future lies ahead for countries in East Asia and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) as the Philippines and United States have welcomed new leaders.

Creating ideal townships: China's urbanization future

Although China is a country rich in history and cultural diversity, many cities look so similar. Cultural confidence is the key to build on something original. The towns to be built must serve the people, not just for investment's sake.

Impression on a traditional wedding

In most countries, a wedding ceremony lasts for a day, no more than two, but for Mongolians, it goes on for much longer.

Kangding's community spirit flows with Guozhuang Dance

Tibetans take tremendous pride in their history, Buddhist faith and traditional customs. They love to sing and dance as well.

Boao Forum 2017 touts global solutions for Asia

The 2017 Boao Forum for Asia, held in China's southern island Hainan Province, welcomes high-level government and business officials who are based in the region.

China - Rwanda ties: a friend in need is a friend indeed

On Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed President Paul Kagame of Rwanda with a grand ceremony at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

4000 art works from 23 countries exhibited in Dali, Yunnan

An exhibition of miniature art works branded, "Imago Mundi, Contemporary China" was held in Dali, Southwest China’s Yunnan Province on March 22.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes productive trip to Beijing

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Beijing on Saturday to strengthen diplomatic relations between the US and China.

Belt & Road's success needs careful investment planning

Investing in developing countries comes with greater risk.

Playing harmony tunes with Muqam music

The film, Harmony, directed by R.C. Pranav, captures the soul of the Muslim community in the town Lukhchin, located in northwest China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

Support business growth agenda for win-win US-China relations

As a business insider who helps Chinese enterprises expand into the US markets, I hold a refreshing and unique perspective about the future.

Bai people digging deep roots in Dali

The film, Roots, directed by Luca Agnani takes a closer look at the Bai People, who call the scenic town Dali their home, which is located in southwestern China's Yunnan Province.

Singapore eyes big and bold projects for China

The City-State Singapore has long enjoyed global recognition as a hub for trade and investments in the southeast Asian region.

Meet the Diplomats: China and Switzerland Join Hands on 'Pioneering Spirit'

In today’s episode, the CCTV.com Panview team feature’s an interview with the Swiss Ambassador to China Jean-Jacques de Dardel.

Meet the Diplomats: China-Belgium Build Bridges of 'Growing Trust'

In today's episode, the CCTV.com Panview team features an interview with the Belgium Ambassador to China Michel Malherbe.

Meet the Diplomats: China-Singapore work together for shared benefits of globalization

In today's episode, the CCTV.com Panview Opinion Page team feature's an interview with the Singaporean envoy to China Stanley Loh.

Observations on 2 Sessions: China to continue its support for Africa

With a complementary economy, sincere friendship and shared future, Morocco is likely to become China’s new major partner in Africa.

Cartoon Commentary on Xi's two sessions talks ⑥: Highlighting sci-tech innovations for military upgrades

On March 12, Chinese President Xi Jinping joined a panel discussion with lawmakers from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to the National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature.

Meet the Diplomats: Chile Ambassador: China can Lead in Building a Coalition Against Protectionism & Isolationism

In today’s episode, the CCTV.com Panview team feature’s an interview with the Chilean Ambassador to China, Jorge Heine.

Observations on 'Two Sessions': Targeting the right priorities for economic growth

For this year, China’s economic projections include: priority on tackling poverty in remote regions and creating more jobs in rural communities

Cartoon Commentary on Xi's two sessions talks ⑤: Let national unity flowers bloom

On March 10, Chinese President Xi Jinping joined a panel discussion with lawmakers from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region during the annual session of the National People's Congress, the top legislature in Beijing.

Meet the Diplomats: S. Africa Ambassador: Paying Attention to Everything in Two Sessions

In today’s episode, the CCTV.com Panview team features an interview with the South Africa’s Ambassador to China, Ms. Dolana Msimang.

Obervations on Two Sessions: China-US ties run on 'right track'

China and United States are ranked as the two largest economies in the world. They can become even stronger if Beijing and Washington work together, instead of engaging in "zero sum" games.

Cartoon Commentary on Xi's two sessions talks ③: Real economy: Foundation for gaining active development

Only by boosting the real economy in reform could China's development grow to a higher level.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn: Why I'm watching the "Two Sessions"?

Here in Beijing, speaking to delegates, officials and leaders, I sense anticipation, excitement, and perhaps a touch of anxiety.

Meet the Diplomats: Highlighting China-Czech Strategic Partnership

In this episode, the CCTV.com Panview team features an interview with the Czhech Republic Ambassador to China - Bedrich Kopecky.

Observations from Government Report: Manufacturing China from "Big" to "Strong"

The "de-capacity solidly and effectively", industry restructuring and transformation, enhance the competence from "Big" to "Strong" with Intelligent Manufacturing.

Jamaica sings new tune for high economic growth

Marley deserves recognition as a cool iconic figure for the Caribbean island, but that’s dismissing the hard-working character of Jamaicans, while overlooking amazing trade and investments deals there.

Cartoon Commentary on Xi’s two sessions talks①: Let intellectuals display talent and zeal

To achieve the great rejuvenation for the Chinese nation, intellectuals should offer their talent and innovative approach.

Meet the Diplomats: China-Jamaica Ties Flying High

In this episode, the CCTV.com Panview team features an interview with the Transport and Mining Minister of Jamaica.

Meet the Diplomats: Strong Admirer of China's Globalization- Open Minds, Open Doors

Some countries are looking inward and we might witness a trend of trade protectionism and closed borders. Nevertheless, Kingston continues to support globalist ideals to achieve a more sustainable development path.

Meet the Diplomats: B&R Opens Another Dimension for South-South Co-ops

Jamaica can play a more pivotal role to open the markets of the Two Americas’ (North and South), and to facilitate more cross-border trade and investments for the Africa market as well.

Meet the Diplomats: Grand Vision on Giant Projects between Jamaica & China

The nation would like to build an air cargo field, called Air-O-Tropolis.

Meet the Diplomats: AIIB Membership, Will Jamaica Sign Up?

AIIB has 50 member states enrolled, but Kingston has yet to jump on board.

Meet the Diplomats: Building strong China-Jamaica ties

The CCTV.com Panview team features an interview with the Finance and Public Service Minister of Jamaica.

Meet the Diplomats: RMB Internationalization: From Jamaican Dollars to Chinese RMB

Kingston hopes to launch an RMB settlement program with Beijing in the near future.

Meet the Diplomats: Jamaica Thumbs Up to China’s Free Market Status

Kingston is bucking the trend and has endorsed China’s free market status.

Meet the Diplomats: Chinese Companies Build Masterpieces & Create Jobs for Jamaica

China has provided over $US700 million in loans and investments to build a North-South Super Highway that runs straight across the Caribbean island.

Meet the Diplomats: Jamaica Overcomes 2008 ‘Global Implosion’ with Chinese Help

In the immediate aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis, Jamaica was struck hard.

Is social media endangering traditional Chinese culture?

The introduction of social media particularly has had a substantial impact on Chinese lifestyles. As the nation has adapted to changing technologies, core cultural elements have evolved as well.

As Two Sessions loom; rural reforms to bloom

Much of China’s rural region remains mired under impoverished conditions. In the past few decades, hundreds of millions of rural residents have flocked to cities in search of better job opportunities.

Swordsmakers keeping it in the family

The swordmaking industry consists of ancient traditions. To craft the best swords, you need blacksmiths who can fire the metal in a furnace and use a big metal hammer to shape it.

Trinidad & Tobago unleashes its culture in Beijing

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago opened its embassy in Beijing in 2013 and has engaged in a series of activities to create greater awareness for the country’s rich cultural heritage in China.

Brazil hopes Belt & Road will be successful

China is Brazil’s largest trade partner, buying mainly its commodities such as oil, iron and bauxite. On the other hand, Brazil’s economy has struggled in the past few years on account of a recession and the government meltdown.

Keeping childhood memories alive

One Chinese adult male living in a hutong in Beijing is married, with a young daughter. His home is cluttered with thousands of tin toys.

Ancient Chinese umbrella biz sees no sunshine

Hand-crafted umbrellas are a beauty to behold, but few Chinese people buy them for regular use on rainy days. They are mostly decorations for tourists. The camera crew interviews an umbrella crafstman and factory owner.

Dharma’s Morin Khuur, best instrument for nostalgia

The film, Dharma’s Morin Kuur, directed by Saad Hassan Khan, focuses on traditional Mongolian music and how today’s ethnic Mongolians hold ancient customs dear to their hearts.

Belt & Road Initiative: Great vision but challenges lay ahead

The biggest threat comes from several rebel groups, including the Taliban, ISIS and local Balochistan residents. The security situation in Central Asia and area surrounding Pakistan remains fractured and at high risk.

Germany 'accepting historical responsibility' on Holocaust restores trust

Berlin in the past few decades has accepted historical responsibility over the Holocaust by engaging in reconciliation and trust to make Germany’s international relations great again.

China and Jamaica strengthen south-south cooperation

The beginning of the Chinese New Year has witnessed strengthening ties between China and Jamaica. The Ex-Im Bank of China inked a deal worth US$326 million for construction of Jamaica’s Southern Coastal (four-lane) Highway Improvement Project.

Search for shopping market tales in Sichuan

The film, Kindred Spirit, directed by Ethel Chua, follows the lives of regular people residing in Kangding, a city in southwestern Sichuan Province.

45 years of Sino-Mexican friendship

Sino-Mexican relations in many fields have improved in recent years. However, there is still much more to do to exploit potential of collaborative partnerships.

Beijing Subway so crowded: Make it run 24/7?

The Beijing Subway system continues to operate at traditional hours, remaining stubborn to old-fashion thinking.

Belt & Road to play crucial role for globalization

China’s middle class will soon become the largest in the world. On account of Silk Road connectivity prosperity, the nation will be the hub market for globalization.

Playing a Mongolian bride

For every woman, her wedding ceremony is one of the most important days of her life.

The Sons of Yili River

Nevertheless, as a Russian minority of Yili River, he is proud of his family heritage, happy to live in his hometown and stays joyful since he can play the accordion whenever he wishes.

Reset China's cultural mindset on vocational education

China's youth generation has been discouraged from enrolling in vocational education programs where they can receive training and certification to work in gray-collar jobs.

Keeping ancient Yunnan alive with traditional cuisine

The film, Man is What He Eats, directed by Fabio Ragni highlights the special cuisine of the Bai people living in Dali, Southwest China’s Yunnan province.

The love song of Kangding

Love Song of Kangding was one of the 10 songs selected by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to represent human kind in space, and it is a love song well-known to most Chinese.

Enhancing people-to-people connectivity via our youth generation

People-to-people interactions at all levels of society could promote mutual understanding among nations. Youths, as leaders of tomorrow, can enhance people-to-people connectivity among nations.

Snowflake boys: Grow up and be a man

Have young Chinese men (aged 18-34 years old) lost their masculinity? According to a number of single women who have spoken to me about their search for a good man to fall in love with, the answer is “yes.”

A taste of Wula Manchu Hot Pot -- a sip of succulence

Hot Pot is all the rage in China, from north to south and from east to west Wula Manchu Hot Pot, which originates from the Qing Dynasty in Northeast China, is one of its various flavors.

Setting off fireworks, a tradition to keep, or not?

Beijing has evolved since my arrival here in October 2010. While the Chinese lunar New Year approached in 2017, there was an unusual silence on the streets of China’s capital city.

A Mexican experiences Chinese New Year in rural China

Through this piece, I would like to share my experience of taking part in the “Homestay in Jinhua’s Historical Villages Project,” which gave me the opportunity to spend the Chinese New Year with a family from a rural part of eastern China’s Zhejiang province.

Children are the future of Dong songs

The film, Dong Songs through Generations, directed by Synne Akselberg, captures the mood of a Dong minority village, which appears to be getting eclipsed by modern times.

Shanghai designer builds fashion bridge for stronger China-US ties

Taoray Wang, a fashion designer based in Shanghai, stays neutral on global political affairs, but she’s playing a crucial role to thaw icy tensions between US President Donald J. Trump and Beijing.

Fishing with the birds

Huang has captured global fame after a photograph of him fishing with his cormorant fishing crew was printed in National Geographic magazine.

Guess what? Xi'an has already built the wall

The film, Your world, my Xi'an, directed by Jang Surang Barg, depicts the contemporary times of life in Xi'an.

Palace Lantern-The Light of Hope

The boss will keep the factory open even if it loses more money, since he hopes the younger generation will want to learn more about palace lanterns in the future.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Hebei visit ②: President Xi shows great concern for families in need

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday gave an inspection tour at the city of Zhangjiakou in north China's Hebei Province, where he inspected an impoverished village, meeting with poor families, discussing how they could shake off poverty.

Mother who keeps thinking about her daughter

The film Alice, directed by Beakar Cheakasvill, follows a middle-aged woman who shows Beijing a smiling face, but she’s a worried mother.

Shanghai parents’ search for the perfect bride: Age, Height, Education

The film, Age, Height, Education, directed by Kate Lefoe, takes viewers to Shanghai People’s Park, where parents seeking brides or grooms for their children, post papers with biographical details of their offspring.

Call for Belt & Road article & video submissions

CCTV.com Panview is encouraging students, business people, scholars, experts, or the like, en route the B&R nations and organizations, to submit articles, 500-800 words, or short videos, within 3-minute long, HD, MP4 format, to explain your thoughts on the Belt & Road Initiative.

Teaming up and sailing ahead on dragon boat races

Dragon boat races tend to be more popular in southern China with its warmer climate, wet weather and rivers surrounding the region.

Shenyang’s skateboarding family stays united

The film, Skating Shenyang, directed by Oscar Ascencio, takes a closer look at a group of young adult skateboarders, who practice tricks on downtown streets.

Getting a taste of Suzhou cuisine on Pingjiang Road

Pingjiang Road appears to be the most popular site for local residents and visitors to grab a bite of authentic Suzhou cuisine.

Cartoon Commentary, President Xi's Hebei visit ①: Make Winter Olympic Games a new name card for Zhangjiakou

Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday paid a visit to Zhangjiakou, the co-host city of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Hebei Province.

Bringing camels back from the Silk Road

The film Grasslands, highlights the history and scenery of Inner Mongolian, showing the passion Mongolians have for horses and paying tribute to Genghis Khan’s glory days about 800 years ago.

Changing face of Sichuan Opera

The film, Changing Face of Sichuan Opera, directed by Gerhard Duru features a Sichuan Opera group playing at a theater located in Chengdu.

Portraits for the Xibe minorities in northwest China

The film, Portraits for You, directed by Pedro Nishi, puts a focus on a family living in an isolated village in the mountains of the Xinjiang Autonomous region in northwest China.

Weaving support for Li Nation customs

The Li Nation’s people have a rich cultural heritage and take pride in their unique customs and ways of living.

3rd Huilin Culture Prize awarded in Beijing

The 3rd Huilin Culture Prize ceremony was held at Beijing Normal University on Friday, Jan. 20. Joel Bellassen, a French sinologist and Chinese historian and archaeologist Li Xueqin shared the prize.

A day in the life of a Tianjin Taxi driver

The film, Tianjin Driver, directed by Sarah Doering, follows up with an elderly woman who is a taxi driver in the Chinese northern port city, Tianjin.A day in the life of a Tianjin Taxi driver

Getting a sip and bowing to Chan Tea

The film, Chan & Tea One Taste, directed by Luisa Mendez, highlights China’s tea culture as encapsulated in Chan Tea, along with an exploration to its origins and current popularity.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Swiss trip

Chinese President Xi Jinping started his four-day state visit to the Swiss Confederation on January 15.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Swiss trip ④: To build a community of shared destiny for mankind

On January 18, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Health Organization (WHO) respectively.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Swiss trip ③: Guiding the global growth

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday delivered a keynote speech at the opening plenary of the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Swiss trip ②: Reinforcing Sino-Swiss Innovative Strategic Partnership

During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Switzerland, the European nation hosted the Chinese guest of honor by presenting him with a full set of hospitality.

The Guardsman: Keeping vigil for Genghis Khan

The spirit of the Mongolian warrior king, Genghis Khan, continues to live on in the hearts of the people living in Inner Mongolia.

Xi visits Switzerland to insert impetus to globalization

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Switzerland for a 4-day state visit on Jan. 15-18. It’s his first overseas trip in 2017 and choosing Switzerland symbolizes his support for globalization.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Swiss trip ①: First overseas visit in 2017 to record a trove of “firsts”

At the beginning of the New Year, Chinese President Xi Jinping started a state visit to the Swiss Confederation on January 15.

Discovering miracles & more on Meizhou Island

The film, Meizhou Island, directed by Joey Dalla Beta, features an island located in southeast Fujian Province, where the islanders stand devoted to the Mazu goddess.

It’s time for a Chinese toilet revolution

More than 30 types of infectious diseases such as ascaris lumbricoides and diarrhea are relevant to human waste pollution. Thereby, China has called for toilet “revolutions” nationwide.

Korea Town blooms in Changchun, northeast China

The film, Jindalai Flower, depicts ethnic Koreans, who first migrate to Yangbian, China in northeast China’s Jilin Province and later to the big city, Changchun.

Trump & Ma find ways to boost China-US trade ties

On Monday, the world’s third richest man, Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, met US President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Towers in mid-town Manhattan.

Are China's think tanks ready to go global?

In the conference Chinese Think Tanks Gobal Influence 2017 held in Beijing on Jan. 9, participating experts called for more robust think tanks here in the country to enhance interactions and cooperation with the world.

Kam Grand Choir performs, but without conductor

The choir appears very playful, more likely to smile and dance, while not taking themselves too seriously. Going to a Kam Grand Choir is more like attending a fun-filled party and worth a visit for those who admire free-spirited people.

Diversified cuisine reflects more tolerant Beijing

People may have different values, but all people love food. No matter whether you are a realist, liberalist or socialist, at the end of the day, we all like to enjoy a tasty meal and get a good sleep.

Delivering a passion for puppeteering

The film, Intertwined, directed by Lauren Kesler highlights the childlike joys of puppet shows, but the hardships puppeteers must endure to develop their skills.

Bringing Northeast China’s Errenzhuan Opera to the masses

The film, ‘The Flower of Northeast China,’ directed by Austin Kvaale depicts the joys and challenges of an art troupe that performs Errenzhuan, a local Opera in Northeast China, that originated in Jilin Province.

Railroads built, but what about invisible roads?

Compared with building railroads on earth, the ways to reach the hearts of the people appear to be more sophisticated.

Translating Peking Opera for global audiences

for foreigners going to the theater without an English translation could mean Peking Opera are nothing more than noise.More needs to be done to translate the great works of Peking Opera into English.

Getting folksy with Songs from Kansu

The film, Songs from Kansu, directed by Pedro Brito, follows the Akyn singer Jianhur from Kansu City in China’s northwest Xinjiang Autonomous Region, who visits a rural village near the China-Kazakhstan border.

China may lead globalization movement

The world’s largest economy, the US, is ready to put aside the flag of globalism, then, who else has the ability and responsibility to carry on?

Cartoon Commentary: New Style of China's Diplomacy

Throughout China's diplomacy in 2016, President Xi visited 14 countries in 4 continents, attended an estimated 200 events.

Cartoon Commentary: Xi's footprints along people's livelihood

Chinese president Xi Jinping's footprints along people's livelihood

From ancient times to Online,Tie Dye shifts to new era

The film director Niki Tomborlesi produced a short documentary, depicting the Bai ethnic minority who live near Lake Erhai by Cangshan mountain, in a place called Dali Old Town.

Taking a closer lens on Tibetan Thangka art

Tibetans cling to the Buddhist faith with prayers and crafting beautiful artworks. A prominent style of Tibetan art is Thangka painting.

Discovering the real Goddess Luo

The film, Goddess Luo, directed by Maria Koufoutious, highlights the mysterious world of Peking Opera. In ancient times, all actors of such plays were men, so they had to play male and female roles.

China adopts more effective TCM law

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is world famous, but a lack of regulatory oversight prevents TCM practitioners from winning respect from the international medical community, which favors Western-based practices.

Tattoo artists with Chinese characteristics

The film, ‘Inked Tradition,’ directed by Michael Cannon Miller and produced by Sun Yue, takes a closer focus on Chinese tattoo artists and their efforts to blend classical art with body ink drawings.

G20 should enhance global governance amid uncertainty

2016 is branded as “a year of uncertainty” by some international observers. A long list of “unexpected incidents” serve as proof.

Celebrating my 7th Christmas in Beijing

For those living in the West, sometimes you hear stories the Chinese hate Christmas,but that’s not the case.

Drinking a big bowl of tea culture

The film, ‘Explore the taste of the big bowl,’ captures the hustle and bustle of life in Beijing and how tea helps residents stay calm.

Russia tourism sector welcomes Chinese visitors

According to statistics, Russia witnessed 5.5 million foreign visitors, with the Chinese topping the list at a three-fold increase, accounting for 500,000 inbound tourists.

Living the Hainan family life - The Ancient Village

The film, ‘The Ancient Village,’ directed by Yvette Nikolov, a Dutch-native student, highlights the Li ethnic community and their efforts to boost tourism by showcasing special traditional performances and culture tours for Chinese visitors.

Expecting China and US to build stronger economic cooperation ties in the new era

The parallels between Donald Trump and the Chinese, who both value the importance of a strong business acumen, demonstrates that the mentality of hard working Chinese people and Trump’s success would resonate on a personal level.

Russians see admirable traits in the Chinese

On Dec. 7-9, The Moscow Forum was hosted by the Municipal government, offering foreign reporters an opportunity to meet top-level local officials and business leaders. CNTV Panview spoke with many Russians, from CEOs to waitresses, to ask their opinions on China.

China-Africa Cooperation: A Legacy of Friendship

Last week President Xi Jinping received President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The meeting, in which the two leaders reaffirmed the importance of bi-lateral cooperation, reflected the profound friendship between China and Africa.

Lusheng Play-along in Miao Village

George Howard-Rees Jones, a Lincoln University student, produces a film about a small and remote Miao-ethnic community village set in the backdrop of high lush hills and foggy weather.

Robert Lawrence Kuhn: Understanding China’s Economy

How best to understand what is going on with China’s economy? Most people think China’s GDP growth rates. I think GDP growth rates can be misleading.So, take note of the quarterly GDP, but watch other indicators as well.

Finding a ‘Dancing Shadow’ in Xi’an

When many foreigners think about ancient Chinese art forms, they are likely to see images of puppet shows in their minds. A South Korean student at Chung-an University, Hwang Woo-seung, directs a film in Xi’an that explores the topic.

Relaxing trend, bathing in Chinese hot springs

The allure of ancient China can be highlighted by its colorful artworks, music and theater performances. But there’s more to it’s rich history, such as the prevalent hot springs bath culture, which remains popular in current Chinese society.

Cartoon Commentary: President Xi's Heilongjiang visit

On May 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a survey visit to Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province in Northeastern China.

Cartoon Commentary: President Xi's Qinghai tour

On August 22, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Golmud, a city in Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province, which stands at an average altitude of 2800-meters.

Singing a tune for ‘My Love-Li Sister’

What’s interesting is that in ancient Li-ethnic custom, if a single man sought to woo a woman to marry, he first approached her by singing and if she replied in song, they were destined to marry each other.

Cartoon Commentary: President Xi’s Middle East visit

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.

Cartoon Commentary: President Xi's Czech visit

At the invitation of President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Prague to start his state visit on March 28.

Cartoon Commentary: President Xi attends nuclear security summit

On March 31 U.S. local time, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama held a one-on-one meeting on the sidelines of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center.

Cartoon Commentary: President Xi's Europe-Asia tour

On June 17, Chinese President Xi Jinping departed Beijing for Serbia, Poland and Uzbekistan to make a state visit and to attend the 16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan

Cartoon Commentary : The Hangzhou G20 summit

The Group of 20 (G20) summit will open in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on September 4-5. The city has been dubbed a ‘paradise on earth.’

Cartoon Commentary: President Xi’s Asia tour

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday to start his state visits to Cambodia and Bangladesh and attend the 8th summit meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea) countries.

Cartoon Commentary: President Xi's LatAm trip

On Nov. 17-23, Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Ecuador, Peru and Chile. During the tour, he is scheduled to attend the 24th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Lima.

China’s ‘New Normal Economy’ adopting to global change

The age of globalism that favored free trade and regional economic integration deals appears to be nearing a thaw. A new era, which implies transitions to a ‘My country first-ism’, would likely emerge.

Yakking it up with milk tea, ‘Colours in a Cup’

The producer, director and writer of the film ‘Colours in a Cup,’ Amrit Kour Jastol, a student from Nanyang Technology University, depicts the rich tapestry of Zang (Tibetan) Culture in Kangding, a city in southwestern Sichuan province.

'Search for the Manchus' in today's China

The film directed by Evan Luchkow, ties in the 300-years history and culture of the Manchus people with today’s northeast China.

China-based StarTimes makes big march in Africa

The Beijing-based Digital TV company StarTimes Group is targeting the African market to generate larger revenues and profits.

The Horse Land - a moving tribute to Chinese Mongolian traditional culture

The film stands as a moving tribute to Mongolian traditional culture, admiration for horses and love for nature. It’s a must see for anyone who wish to learn more about the Mongolian-ethnic community living in China.

Amid skyscrapers, archaeologists uncover ancient tombs

Could it be fate? China expands new capital city and in the process: Excavates ancient relics that date back to the Warring States period (475BC-221BC).

Beijing hosts 2016 Looking China Golden Lenses Awards

2016 Looking China Golden Lenses Awards Ceremony was held in Beijing Normal University on Sunday, Nov.27th.

Exclusive interview with Israeli Ambassador: 10 Years Visa - a milestone for bilateral ties

On Nov. 15, Israeli Ambassador to China Matan Vilnai granted an exclusive interview to CNTV reporter Li Shouen to explain Israeli government’s new policy that grants 10-year visas to Chinese visitors.

3 African-Americans keep hope alive for Chinese Dream

Foreigners, even those with humble backgrounds, can move to China and through hard work, a win-win attitude and ambitious nature, could enjoy career and family success.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Lat-Am trip ⑥: Setting new model for China-Latin American pragmatic cooperation

At the invitation of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Chile on November 22.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Lat-Am trip ⑤: China-LatAm community of common destiny grows with stability

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a state visit to Peru, a country dubbed the Andean Eagle on Monday. Xi and his Peruvian counterpart, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski held talks.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Lat-Am trip ④: Calibrating for Asia-Pacific cooperation

From Beijing to Lima, China has played a leading role, and served as a responsible major country. Under Beijing’s wisdom, the road of Asia-Pacific cooperation is expanding.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's Lat-Am trip③: Promoting the common development and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region

From the Yanqi Lake, Beijing two years ago to the Andes today, APEC's development remains inseparable with Beijing’s proposal and driving force.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's LatAm trip②: Building new bridge for China-Ecuador friendship and cooperation

During the past couple of days, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Ecuador has become a major event for the equatorial country in South America.

Cartoon Commentary, Xi's LatAm trip①: Opening up new prospects for China, LatAm & Asia-Pacific cooperation

On Nov. 17-23, Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

Ecuadorian explorer: Thumbs-up for President Xi’s eco-friendly development concepts

Tandazo hopes both sides would usher in more green-friendly and socially responsible cooperation, so we can protect what is precious for all of us.

Cartoon commentary: Xi’s video speech at 3rd WIC: jointly building a cyberspace community of common destiny

The third World Internet Conference is held in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang Province on November 16 to 18.

Xi's LatAm trip to usher in new era for bilateral ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping will embark on a whirlwind 3-nations tour - Ecuador, Peru and Chile - on Nov. 17-23.

Trump really is ‘Rocky Balboa’ of USA Politics

Trump refused to quit when most people were expecting him to lose in a landslide. He was fighting for the American people who have been forgotten by the elite ruling class in the US.

China-Russia continue forging closer ties

China and Russia have entered a new era of closer ties on the diplomatic and economic fronts.

China draws closer to Krgyzstan-Kazakhstan-Latvia

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is traveling abroad on a four nations visit in an eight-day whirlwind tour. He visited Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Latvia last week, and is now in Russia.

China's CRRC prepares testing faster maglev trains

CRRC (China Railway Rolling-stock Corporation) Ltd., the largest train equipment manufacturer in the world, has built massive rail networks, and continues to upgrade train technology setting for higher speeds, along with more safety and comfort for passengers.

Long March spirit still matters for the Chinese

This week, the Chinese people nationwide are reflecting upon their shared history over the 80th Anniversary of the ‘Long March.’

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Asian tour ④: Injecting Beijing's confidence into BRICS cooperation

That blossoms in spring, brings forth fruit in autumn. October is China’s harvest season. 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries cooperation mechanism.

‘Sun is rising’ for China-Philippines ties

We can expect to witness mutually respectful ties between China and the Philippines in the near future that could last for many years to come.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi's Asian tour③: Promoting fruitful China-Bangladesh cooperation

Autumn is a harvest season. At the invitation of Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Bangladesh on October 14-15, the first by a Chinese head of state in the last 30 years to the South Asian nation. It embodies the significance of milestone for China-Bangladesh ties.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi's Asian tour②:Promoting China and Cambodia as highly-trusted and loyal friends

At the invitation of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Cambodia on October 13-14.. During the trip, Xi met with King Sihamoni and visited Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk. He held talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and witnessed the signing of bilateral cooperation documents.

1st Clinton-Trump Debate disappoints in fireworks

The Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump Debate was hosted by Hofstra University. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had won the debate on technical points and composure.

Nostalgic 'red tourism' also serves to inspire

It was exactly 80 years ago that the Long March-the strategic march of the Red Army that trudged and fought its way through thousands of miles across China-ended in the rugged, cave-riddled mountainous terrain of Yan'an in Northwest China's Shaanxi province.

What's behind Japan's increasing military presence in South China Sea

Whether Japan is truly seeking regional peace and security or just fishing in the troubled waters by increasing military presence in the South China Sea is not a hard question to answer.

China, ASEAN draw new blueprint of development

Enhancing international and regional relations remains an essential part of China’s “great-power diplomacy.” After the successful conclusion of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Hangzhou, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang departed to Laos for the China-ASEAN leaders' meeting and East Asia Summit.

Building a better world with Belt and Road Initiative

Liang Shuming, a master of Chinese culture and philosopher, asked how can the world get better? However, many people from Europe and American countries are pessimistic that tomorrow would not get better.

B&R: 3 years on, from conception to action

Three years ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward an initiative to build the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road during his overseas visits in 2013.

G20 cartoon commentary ④: Chinese monument for G20's development

The 11th summit of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies concluded on September 5 with a G20 Leaders' Communiqué of the Hangzhou Summit.

G20 Cartoon commentary③: Xi's speech starts new G20 voyage

The 11th Group of 20 (G20) Summit was opened in Hangzhou, east China amid the world's attention on September 4.

China to lead G20 Green path for development of world economy

"G20 Green" is approaching. The 11th G20 Summit is being held at the scenic West Lake in Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province on September 4-5.

G20 Cartoon commentary②: Xi's B20 speech describes new blueprint for global economy

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the Business 20 (B20) summit in Hangzhou on September 3, wining waves of applause.

G20 Hangzhou Summit boosts the world's confidence

The G20 Hangzhou Summit hosted by China has captured the world's attention.

G20 Hangzhou Summit demonstrates China's leading role

The 2016 G20 Summit will be held in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on September 4-5. Beijing has conducted major preparations to host the event.

Cartoon commentary ①: Hangzhou welcomes China's moment to host G20 Summit

The Group of 20 (G20) summit will open in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province on September 4-5. The city has been dubbed a ‘paradise on earth.’

G-20 gets more inclusive supporting an Africa policy

The G-20 group symbolizes political and economic power, which dominates the world's agendas and selects priorities for global development.

Russian Ambassador interview: G20 can address global issues

The Russian ambassador to China Andrey Denisov gave an interview to CNTV Panview to explain his expectations about the upcoming G20 Hangzhou Summit.

G20 Forum can help solve Brazilian crisis

Two days before the 11th gathering of leaders from the Group of 20 - twenty major economies in the world - in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 4-5, Brazil has confirmed its attendance.

Highlighting the G20 with Russian eyes

Rebuilding the world order has arrived at a crucial moment with cooperation and international benefits of global governance reaching a historic new high.

China and Mexico call for cohesive multi-lateralism

Amid the 2008 financial crises, the world had witnessed the inauguration of the G20 Heads of State Summit as a mechanism to mitigate growing challenges in our increasingly globalized world.

Italy and China move forward together

Relations between China and Italy have dated back to the times of the Imperial China and Ancient Rome eras when the exchange of goods on land via the Silk Road, and on sea routes, had witnessed a surge of Chinese silk and Roman glassware trading hands through merchants.

South Africa eyes golden opportunities with China at G20

China has set up a blueprint on formal dialogue for the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit, "breaking a new path for growth," marking the first G20 summit to focus on midterm development of global growth.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Qinghai tour②: Walking in the rain shows concern for locals

On August 23, Chinese President Xi arrived at Banyan village in Haidong city, Qinghai Province while it was raining.

Indonesia's renaming its waters suggests again South China Sea belonging to China

Indonesia announced on Aug. 17 that it would rename the waters 200 nautical miles around Natuna Islands in the South China Sea as "Natuna Sea."

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Qinghai tour①: Guaranteeing a healthy ecology for better living

On August 22, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Golmud, a city in Haixi Mongolian and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province, which stands at an average altitude of 2800-meters.

Mexico supports China's economic message at G20

China will host the 2016 G20 Summit on Sept. 4-5 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, east China. To understand China's amazing economic rise, we should pay attention to Chinese President Xi Jinping's ‘New Normal’ economic theory, which he had introduced in 2014.

Support stronger Latin-America-China ties via G20 platform

We live in a globalize world that encourages cross-border coordination to overcome difficult times, and to enhance development.

G20 can restore old bridges between China and Turkey

Turkey and China have some similarities in their cultures. The Chinese and Turkish peoples are similar with their Asian roots and support traditional family values that favor strong networking ties in their daily lives and careers.

China-Myanmar relations enters new stage of friendship

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was invited to pay an official visit to China on August 17-21.

Hangzhou hits overdrive preparing for G20

In eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou will host the Group of 20 (G20) Summit on Sept. 4-5 and would greet heads of state from 20 of the most powerful nations.

Germany and China confront G20 challenges together

China will host the next G20 Summit in Hangzhou on Sept. 4-5 as global leaders plan to discuss how to get the fragile global economy back on track.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just downgraded its 2016 global growth rates forecast and policy makers will explore methods to jumpstart international trade and investment.

Canada sees China’s positive role in G20

The G20 has become a key international forum since its inception in 1999. China will host the summit this year.G20 member states are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, Britain, U.S.A, South Africa and the European Union.

Russia-China bask in friendship ties at G20 summit

The upcoming G20 Huangzhou Summit, scheduled for Sept. 4-5, would focus on "Building an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy," which would require more effective management of G20-members' economic and political relations network and closer than ever country-to-country dialogue.

Great significance of RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade zone covering the largest population, most extensive region with the most diverse members, and dynamic development, may conclude with great possibilities by the end of 2016.

Strategic purposes promote Russia-Turkey ties

Recently, imminent national defense cooperation between Russia and Turkey had aroused wide concerns for the international community, since their cooperation would greatly impact regional security order.

Developing nations gain stronger foothold in G20

The Group of 20 member states (G20) is composed of the top 20 most influential nations in the world, along with the European Union (EU), which was formed in 1999 as an offshoot of the G7.

China outsourcing manufacturing lines to Africa

Traditionally, the United Stated has used China, East Asia, and other overseas destinations for outsourcing industries.

China's Jiuquan Iron & Steel boosts Jamaican economy

Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) based in Gansu Province,northwest China has purchased Alpart Bauxite-Alumina Refinery in Jamaica, which was formerly owned by a Russian company, UC Rusal, but the Bauxite Alumina Plant had slowed down and Jamaicans were losing jobs.

Tokyo appears headed in wrong direction

Since the beginning of 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken tough actions to sprint for his stated goals of amending the Pacific Constitution and transforming Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) into the NDF, (National Defense Force) that allow them to get deployed abroad.

Yukon adventure tours for Chinese tourists

Yukon is one of Canada's provinces that offers a great tourist destination for Chinese visitors to explore. Also with an easier visa process, it's a good destination for foreigners.

Short-term bonus won't save Brazil's economy

As the Rio Olympic Games have gone into full swing, the world is paying much attention to Rio. The "Olympic economy" is a hot topic on the internet.

Japan's Abe is endangering Asian-Pacific security

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration had issued its first defense white paper after introduction of new security bills.

Chinese team hopes to shine its glory at Rio Olympics

The grand opening ceremonies of the 31st Summer Olympic Games was held at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro at 7:00 am Beijing time,August 6.

Keeping the Zheng He explorer's spirit alive

Nearly all Chinese herald the 15th Century admiral Zheng He, a eunuch, as one of the greatest naval explorers of all time. He led a massive fleet to travail thousands upon thousands of miles, trekking from the Chinese home port of Nanjing to reach far-flung locations in Southeast and South Asia, East Africa and Arabia.

US presidential election season rumbles on

The presidential election in the United States of America has been rumbling on.

China's new regulations clarify jurisdiction over territorial seas

The Supreme People's Court (SPC) on August 2 issued a regulation on the judicial interpretation to clarify China's jurisdiction over its territorial seas, which provides a clear legal basis for Beijing to protect the maritime order, marine safety and interests, and to exercise integrated management over the country's jurisdictional seas.

Counting down to G20 2016 Summit

As host of the Group of 20 (G20) 2016 summit, China has prepared for a long time and is ready to greet heads of states in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

South China Sea Dispute: My Candid Conversation with General Peng Guangqian

Some foreign analysts call China's rejection of the recent ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on matters of dispute in the South China Sea "China's first international test" as an emerging power.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's tour in Tangshan: Tackling disaster prevention and relief

On the 40th anniversary of the Tangshan Earthquake, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave an inspection tour in Tangshan, Hebei Province, north China.

Terrorist chaos: what’s wrong with the world?

This summer has been filled with agitating news of natural disasters, along with terrorist attacks. What is wrong with our world? How could this happen so frequently and should we anticipate more to come?

China and US need to "cool" SCS together

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met United States Secretary of State John Kerry in Vientiane, capital of Laos, on July 25, to discuss China-US relations.

Xinjiang fighter flies the flag for China in the UFC

July has been a historic month for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

What Economic Recovery? 62% of Americans don't have $1000 in Savings

A key sign of financial health is savings; if one does not have a decent amount of money tucked away for a rainy day, it is a sign that all is not well.

China's Voice: Stay Alert to Japan's Defense White Paper

Japan's 2016 Defense White Paper is set for discussion at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet meeting in early August.

Taiwan:Peaceful reunification is real will of people on both sides

China's Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen gave an interview to the Washington Post. She said it isn't likely that the "Taipei government" will accept a deadline for conditions that go against the will of the people.

Trump victory would signal end to globalism

On Jan. 29, 1991, then-United States President George Bush stood at the height of his popularity with the American people.

Cultural confidence becomes new buzz words

Chinese President Xi Jinping added "cultural confidence" to the previous "three confidences" propagated by the Communist Party of China (CPC) during his speech to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the founding of the CPC on July 1.

China endeavors for peaceful use of SCS

On July 13, two passenger aircrafts were deployed by the Chinese government, which flew from Haikou to the newly-built airports on the Meiji Reef and Zhubi Reef in the South China Sea, and returned for a safe landing.

Premier Li: Contribute Chinese wisdom to Eurasian cooperation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered a keynote speech, "Eurasian Partnership of Common Destiny to Open a New Chapter of Upgraded Cooperation" during the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit on July 15 in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

Belt & Road to strengthen EU-China partnership

The “EU-China Belt and Road Partnership” forum was held at the Renmin University campus in Beijing on July 16, 2016. Scholars and experts on EU-China relations were in attendance to share their thoughts and research over communications and partnerships between China and the European Union.

Premier Li's visit promotes closer China-Mongolia partnership

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang paid an official visit to Mongolia from July 13 to 14, which was the first visit by a Chinese premier in six years and the first by a foreign leader since the recent parliamentary elections and the formation of a new Mongolian government.

Brexit and the loss of innocence for the EU

Since the American Revolution in the 1770s, and especially since the end of the Second World War in 1945, the United Kingdom (UK) is the country from which many former colonies wanted their independence.

The South China Sea Arbitration is a Farce

Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China will not accept any proposition or action based on the decision Tuesday by the South China Sea arbitral tribunal.

Illegal arbitration on SCS, unacceptable to China

In a statement on Tuesday,the government of the People's Republic of China said it neither accepts nor recognizes the award of an arbitral tribunal in the South China Sea arbitration established at the request of the Philippines.

Seeing positive aspects of Rio Olympics

The 2016 Rio Olympics is coming soon, but media reports have given mostly negative news coverage on it. You don't see many people excited about the Olympics.

Huangyan Island: Part of China since ancient times

The Huangyan Island is an inalienable part of China's territory.

China builds world's largest radio telescope with pride

Does the world need another giant radio telescope? Yet before answering the question, we should ask, "What is a radio telescope?" According to Cambridge Online Dictionary, it is "device for receiving scientific study, the electromagnetic waves sent out by objects in outer-space."

China Navy Drills in SCS demonstrate confidence

Panview Exclusive: According to China's Maritime Safety Administration (MSA), three fleets of the Chinese Navy are holding military drills near the Xisha Island in the South China Sea (SCS) as a regular exercise arranged in accordance with the annual plan.

Launching Hsiung Feng Ⅲ, not mistake, but abnormal

Panview Exlusive: On July 1, The Taiwan Navy 131 Fleet fired a supersonic anti-ship missile during a drill inspection in the westward sea of the Taiwan Island, destroying a Taiwanese fishing-boat, while killing one person and injuring three.

Different Communist Party of China: Great Rejuvenation of Chinese Nation

On July 1, a celebration marking the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China was held at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing.

Telling the CPC's Story

President Xi Jinping calls for China to upgrade its international communications — "to tell China's story well and to disseminate China's voice well."

Warcraft enjoys surprising popularity with Chinese film-goers

The American-based media outlet, Fiscal Times, had posted an article on June 10 entitled, The "Warcraft" Movie is the Next Troubling Step in the Evolution of Hollywood."

Canada can upgrade China’s cold-chain logistics

China’s rising population and economic growth rates have sparked a stronger need for food cold-chain logistics. Beijing is calling for food companies to build cold chain networks. Constructing necessary infrastructure outside of major cities - transportation and electricity - can pose as challenging, but the Chinese government has committed itself to address such needs.

China-Vietnam relations poised for optimism

The 9th Meeting of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation had concluded on June 27, which resulted in fruitful achievements.

China and Grenada strengthen bilateral ties

Grenada’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Dr. Denis G. Antoine, had recently presented his credentials to President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People. In an exclusive interview, Amb. Antoine had reaffirmed his commitment to strengthen bilateral ties between China and the Spice Isle of the Caribbean, Grenada.

Communist Party of China sails giant ship with ballast

The best way to predict the future is to review history and examine reality. In 1800, there were 900 million people living in our world. China’s populations stood at 300 million. The country’s food production had accounted for about a third of the world, which ranked number one globally.

Brexit: Any other revelations besides public opinion?

The United Kingdom held a referendum on June 23 that resulted in 52 percent of voters deciding to leave the European Union.

Innovation leading global industry upgrades

The annual three-day Summer Davos 2016 is underway in Tianjin on June 26-28, focusing on "The Fourth Industry Revolution and its Transformational Impact."

China-Russia inject new impetus for global strategic stability

On June 25, the top leaders of China and Russia signed in Beijing the Joint Statement on Strengthening Global Strategic Stability by President of the People's Republic of China and the President of Russian Federation, which is the first joint statement to maintain global strategic stability in the world after the Cold War.

Building stronger business ties between China and Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a state visit to China on June 25. Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Russian counterpart Putin on Saturday afternoon in Beijing.

SCO welcomes 15th Birthday, highlighting China's diplomacy

On June 23, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) opened its 16th meeting of a two-day Council of Heads of state in Tashkent, Uzbekistan , which coincided with celebration of its 15th anniversary. The SCO continues to mature, while demonstrating outstanding achievements of China's diplomacy.

Cartoon commentary, Xi’s Europe-Asia tour ⑦: Clear direction for Belt and Road

On June 22, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the Uzbek Legislative Chamber in Tashkent, “Create new brilliance of the Silk Road with joint efforts.”

CCP keeps its eyes on the future for China

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the ruling party, which has made outstanding contributions to China's overall development. Beijing intends to construct a "moderately prosperous society" by the time to mark its centenary in 2021, since the party's founding.

China promotes closer, deeper cooperation with Poland

It's early summer in Warsaw, capital of Poland, and the flowers along the Vistula River have blossomed with the fragrance penetrating amid a beautiful piano melody.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Europe-Asia tour ⑥: New impetus for comprehensive China-Uzbekistan cooperation

On June 21, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a two-day state visit to Uzbekistan upon invitation and attends the 16th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit Meeting in Tashkent On June 23 and 24.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Europe-Asia tour ⑤: Milestone for China-Poland ties

On June 20, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the grand welcoming ceremony hosted by Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda at the Presidential Palace during a state visit to Poland.

Xi's Eurasian visit: Shanghai Spirit gives new leap to SCO

The 16th meeting of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Council of Heads of State will convene in Tashkent, capital city of Uzbekistan, on July 23-24 to mark the 15th anniversary since its founding, while it's the first permanent governmental international organization to be named after a Chinese city.

Alibaba bets big stakes on logistics upgrades

Hangzhou-based online retailing giant Alibaba stands atop as China's largest e-commerce company. In terms of GMV (gross merchandise volume), it's way ahead of rivals - JD.com and Suning.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Europe-Asia tour ④: China-Poland friendship at full-speed ahead

Chinese President Xi Jinping started his state visit to Poland on June 19 after concluding a Serbia visit. Poland deployed fighter jets to escort Xi's plane when it entered into Polish territory.

Xi's Eurasian trip: Deepening ties with Central Asia countries

Panview Exclusive: Uzbekistan, an ancient country of the Silk Road, will be the third stop of Chinese President Xi Jinping's three-nation Eurasian tour, which will lift Beijing's relations in the region to new highs.

President Xi's Euro-Asian Tour: Brave land and all-weather friends

President Xi Jinping was the first Chinese head of state to pay a state visit to Serbia in 32 years, which opened a new chapter for the history of friendship between the two countries.

Cartoon commentary, Xi’s Europe-Asia tour ③:High time for China-Serbia comprehensive strategic partnership

On June 18, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Serbia, and attended a grand ceremony held by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic. They held talks amid a friendly atmosphere to reach an extensive common consensus.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Europe-Asia tour ②: Cherish friendship forged with blood and lives forever

On June 17, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Belgrade to begin a state visit to Serbia.

Cartoon commentary, Xi's Europe-Asia tour ①: Open up new cooperation prospects

On June 17, Chinese President Xi Jinping departed Beijing for Serbia, Poland and Uzbekistan to make a state visit and to attend the 16th meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan.

Another major step of Silk Road diplomacy

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying state visits to Serbia, Poland and Uzbekistan on June 17-24 to attend the 16th SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Summit held in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, which would promote the Belt and Road Initiative.

Understanding self-esteem for the Chinese

A DJ (disc jockey), who had worked for a radio station in the United States for more than twenty years, had contacted me on WeChat to seek a recommendation on a reliable and affordable smartphone, because the iPhone was too expensive for him.

Crisis and prospects for Brazil-China relations

The continued crisis facing Brazil has caused deep uncertainties. Internal political and economic problems have worsened with the new interim government led by Michel Temer.

Innovation cooperation - New highlights of China-German relations

On June 12, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the 4th round of Sino-German government consultations, marking her ninth visit to China.

Should Africa follow China's "cleaner" internet policy?

As the internet has become an inseparable part of our daily lives, it has become necessary for increased supervision over it. As a parent, I am concerned about the content my child views.

Communist Party of China: Icebreaker overcoming all obstacles

The specialty of the Communist Party of China (CPC) lies in its guiding principles and theoretical system, as well as its organizational form.

Canada should join China-led bank, AIIB

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was established on October 24, 2015.

Negotiations really can solve South China Sea dispute

China adheres to the path of peaceful development and an independent foreign policy of peace. Beijing has attached great importance to its neighboring diplomacy of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness and is also committed to advancing peace, stability and development in the Asia-Pacific region.

Get paddles ready for Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival, a national holiday, will be celebrated on June 9. However, for those who are not Chinese or foreigners who have never visited the country, have you ever heard about this holiday?

CCP stands as Chinese civilization inheritor

Today, the international community is paying close attention to the future direction of the Chinese Communist Party. We have entered an era, which means not knowing the CCP indicates not knowing China.

US Pivot to Asia keeps inflaming tensions

After launching the Asia-Pacific re-balancing strategy, the United States has interfered with diplomatic, political and military matters in the South China Sea, making an overall peaceful situation much more complicated.

Seeking stability from Washington

After the end of the Cold War, the United States had become the world's sole superpower. Ever since, Washington has engaged in mindless predicaments for strategic gains.To maintain its superpower status, Washington needs to dominate a stable international order, but due to various regional forces growing in influence on international affairs, the US must adjust to the circumstances.

German robots fit into China´s Digitalization 2025

Digitalization and industry 4.0 are key topics for China´s Strategy 2025. Beijing seeks access to industry 4.0 knowledge from Western companies, while China and Germany are global industrial powerhouses.

Irrefutable fact: South China Sea islands belong to China

The ancient Chinese had discovered, named and developed those islands in the first place. During Japan’s invasion of China in the 1930s-1940s, the islands were deprived of its natural resources and set up as a bastion for the Japanese military to invade Southeast Asia.

Mali peacekeeping forces to continue anti-terrorism fight

The peacekeepers camp of the United Nations' Stabilization Mission in Gao, northern Mali was under terrorist attacks, leading to one dead and four wounded Chinese peacekeepers. The incident had aroused tremendous concern in China.

Chinese society keeps intense focus on education

One of my American friends told me that there was a Chinese student in his class when he was in high school. In his first year at school in the United States, he couldn't understand English and just knew the alphabet.

Legal Imbroglio in the South China Sea

The rhetorical war between China and the United States over the South China Sea dispute is increasing in magnitude. Washington has wasted no time to sponsor seminars and think tanks to drive a wedge between Beijing and other claimant nations in the region.

China vows to become a leading power in Science & Technology

Bejing hosted three top-level science conferences on May 30 that would boost China to become a leading global power in science and technology.

China vigorously supports 2030 Agenda

The "International Symposium on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" organized by the Chinese Foreign Ministry and the United Nations agencies in China was held in Nyingchi Prefecture, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) on May 30.

CCP shoulders mission of national revival

July 1, 2016 is the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The Party began as a small boat, and despite experiencing strong winds and rain, it made every effort to move forward, and had emerged into a big ship.

Building a better study-life balance for children

Families from all over the world are expected to celebrate Children's Day on June 1. It's a day to honor kids, especially those living in China.

Chinese "Spicy Phoenix" fires up Whole Foods stores

A motivated Chinese entrepreneur had come to realize his American dream in an unusual way. Yao Zhan, a Hunan Province native, had graduated from the National Defense University and worked in the rocket science sector in China.

Montenegro sparks a turning point for NATO

The Republic Of Montenegro has recently joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which introduces the first new member state since 2009 and also epitomizes NATO's new round of expansion.

Here's what we can expect from G20 Hangzhou Summit

The G7 summit was held in Japan on May 26, while the G20 summit is scheduled for about a 100 days later in China's Hangzhou.

China and India strive for closer partnership

India President Pranab Mukherjee paid his first state visit to China on May 24-27, serving as one of the most important high-level interactions between the two countries in the past few years.

Cartoon Commentary on Xi's Heilongjiang tour ③: Opening new road for development

On May 23-25, Chinese President Xi Jinping had visited a number of cities in Heilongjiang province, Northeastern China, including Yichun, Fuyuan, Jiamusi, and Harbin.

Obama makes last visit to Japan as US President

United States President Barack Obama is expected to visit Hiroshima, Japan, the site where American forces had dropped its first atomic bomb, in efforts to enhance the US-Japan alliance.

Cartoon commentary on Xi’s Heilongjiang tour②: Guaranteeing food security

Chinese President Xi Jinping made an inspection tour in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province from May 23 to 25.

Expecting healthy development of Vietnam-US relations

United States President Barack Obama ended his three-day visit to Vietnam on May 25. The International community has paid much attention to his trip.

Cartoon commentary on Xi's Heilongjiang visit①: Guiding new green development concepts

On May 23, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a survey visit to Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province in Northeastern China.

EU and China prepare for 2nd quantum revolution

The European Union, United States, China, Japan are preparing for the so-called 2nd quantum revolution. The EU plans to invest 1 billion Euros in research for the next 10 years, starting in 2018.

Coming to terms with a Strategic Defense Initiative

The United States bi-monthly magazine The National Interest posted an article, "Get Ready, Russia and China: American Missile Defense Is Going 'Star Wars'," which said Washington is engineering a next-generation ground-based interceptor capable of destroying multiple approaching enemy targets with a single-kill vehicle.

Caribbean Festival enchants Beijing

Under the CELAC-China Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping has dubbed 2016 the year of China-Latin America and Caribbean Cultural Exchange to promoting greater understanding of the Caribbean and Latin America.

US scheming to deny China’s nine-dashed line of South China Sea

The nine-dashed line was first discovered and owned by China. It is a maritime boundary line formed after China’s long-term jurisdiction and development of the South China Sea islands.

Drawing better China-Japan ties with collaborative art

Japanese comics (Manga) and animations (Anime) have become very popular in China.

US suspicion of China easy to make strategic misjudgment

The United States recently released its new Report on China Military and Security Development, an extension of its ten years survey entitled "report on Chinese military strength".

Respecting Internet borders make for good neighbors

Robert Frost, an American poet, had written, ‘The Mending Wall,’ which had popularized the phrase, "Good fences make good neighbors."

Taiwan's DPP should abandon the ostrich mentality

The 69th World Health Assembly will be held in Geneva on May 23-28. On May 16, a spokesperson for Taiwan's health authorities had confirmed that Taipei received a reply letter from the World Health Organization (WHO), with an account and password from the WHO headquarters to send out invitations for the assembly.

Spotting trends for China's manufacturing future

At the Hannover Messes Technology Summit on April 25-29, many leading hi-tech industry players had presented their latest products and technologies, while the summit was highlighting ‘Smart Factories’ and ‘Intelligent Manufacturing’ for "Industry 4.0," a term that originated in Germany and is synonymous with "IIoT(Industry Internet of Things)."

US provokes armaments race in Europe

The United States' recent actions to build an anti-missile system in Europe has caught much attention from Russia.

Apple drives ahead on $US1bn. Didi investment

Cupertino, Ca.-based Apple Corporation has enjoyed grand success in recent years.

Dumping the current "market economy" paradigm

The West is accusing China of manipulating global markets yet again. This time, it wants to delay a much-anticipated Market Economy Status (MES) for China under the World trade Organization (WTO).

Xi Jinping: The Governance of China, a bestseller in 2016

On May 12, 2016, a publicity event was held for the book "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" at the Ivor Alex Sauceda bookstore in Athens, capital of Greece.

Taiwan's "1992 consensus" attitude determines cross-straits relations' future

Since Taiwan has elected a new leader, Beijing has repeatedly explained its position on the future of cross-straits relations.

China-Arab relations upgrade to new level

The Seventh ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) was held in Doha, Qatar, while all members had endorsed all tasks of the agenda on May 12.

China's stance wins more support on South China Sea issue

On May 12, 2016, the Doha Declaration was passed at the seventh ministerial conference of the Sino-Arab cooperation forum in Doha, Qatar.

Canada and China kick-start an equestrian partnership

China has a long history of supporting the horse industry. Domesticating horses in the country had begun in 3000 to 2300 B.C. Horse-drawn chariots were widely-used during the Shang Dynasty, circa 1450-1050 B.C.

China transforms lives in Sierra Leone with health care aid

From the start of China's cooperation with Africa 60 years ago, there has been continual support in the field of health care.

Chinese health TV shows combat fast food invasion

Recently, I spent eleven days of my honeymoon, driving from Cleveland, Ohio to Winchester, Tennessee.

Bigger is better for Chinese car buyers

Despite an amazing expansion of China's economy and rapid urbanization, passenger vehicle ownership rates hover below 30 percent for Chinese households, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

1992 Consensus ensures cross-Strait happiness

Taipei's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is set to become the ruling party in the island of Taiwan and President-elect Tsai Ing-wen will deliver her inauguration speech on May 20.

Stretching China-Malaysia-Indonesia cooperation

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi had visited Malaysia and Indonesia on May 7-10 and attended the second meeting of the China-Indonesia High-level Economic Dialogue.

Expecting China-Philippines ties to regain normalcy

Rodrigo Duterte, former mayor of Davao, has won the election to become the next President of the Philippines as the nation's House and Senate are set to declare the official results in early June.

Kim's report to 7th Korean Workers Party Congress sets tone for DPRK

The 7th Congress of Korean Workers Party of the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) opened in Pyongyang on May 6.

Trump must overcome dissent from GOP Establishment

Ohio Governor John Kasich's withdrawal from the primaries for the Republican Party nomination of President 2016, places real estate mogul Donald Trump as the GOP's presumptive nominee for the White House.

China honors its commitment to African development

At the invitation of the Senegal and Chadian governments, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi visited the two nations on May 4-10, which had been an important diplomatic gesture occurring after the Johannesburg Summit.

Abe's visit to Russia: frayed ties improved, territorial dispute remains

On May 6, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid a quick and unofficial visit to Russia, and held a three-hour discussion with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Abe became the first Japanese leader to visit Russia in the past few years, which imply that Russian-Japan ties have recovered over the Ukrainian crisis. As an informal ice-breaking visit, no documents were signed, but they still held in-depth exchange of views on issues of common concerns.

Should US-centric ‘international law’ cease to exist?

On April 24, Armenians had commemorated the 101st anniversary of the 1915 genocide that consigned 1.5 million men, women and children to a torturous end. The Anglo-Saxon world, which was battling the Turks during this period, appeared powerless as another 700,000 Assyrian and Syrian Christians, 350,000 Greeks and an unspecified number of Syrian Muslim intellectuals were killed at the hands of Young Turks and the Kurds.

The case for Canberra' submarines order from Paris

On April 26, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that Paris defeated Berlin and Tokyo to win a 50 billion Australian dollars submarine order.

Japan should never play double dealer

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida ended his three-day visit to China on May 1, filled with achievements. Yet, he started his diplomatic trip to ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) to restrain Beijing.

May Day tourists bring bumper harvest for South Korea and Japan

Chinese outbound tourists and expenditures had ranked first in the world last year. According to statistics released by China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), 120 million Chinese citizens had traveled abroad in 2015.

Thumbs up: Obama won't apologize to Japan over atom bomb

US President Barack Obama doesn't think Tokyo deserves an apology for the US using the atomic bomb against Japan in 1945, said White House spokesman Josh Earnest on May 2.

Expect stronger RMB for mid to long-term outlook

China’s remninbi (RMB) currency stands poised for higher valuations in the mid to long-term future, according to the United States Department of Treasury that had issued its ‘Semi-Annual Report to Congress on International Economics and Exchange Rate Policies for 2016’ last Friday.

Huawei keeps connecting to Africa

Since Shenzhen-based Huawei had expanded to Africa in 1999, the telecommunications giant has opened training centers in seven African countries, a research and development center in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a network operations center in Cairo, Egypt.

Canada and China energy sectors strengthen connections

Canada and China have maintained strong business relations for the last forty-six years.

Oriental wisdom sustains trust and security in Asia

On April 28, the 5th foreign ministers' meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) was held in Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony.

Cartoon commentary: Xi's USTC visit promotes independent innovations

On the morning of April 26, President Xi Jinping arrived at the Institute of Advanced Technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and viewed display models of high-tech enterprises' technological achievements.

Chinese tourists to reform on bad behavior

There's much ado about some Chinese neglecting good manners when traveling abroad. The Japanese government had released video footage of the Chinese trampling in Tokyo's public gardens to steal cherry blossoms.

Nanotechnology in Germany and China

Germany and China are the leading nations in nanotechnology besides the US and Japan. While Germany's nanotechnology sector has a longer history than China, China's nanotechnology industry has developed rapidly in a short time.

Cartoon commentary: Xi's Xiaogang visit to deepen reform

On April 25, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a visit to Xiaogang, a village in Fengyang County, Chuzhou, Anhui Province.

Could Obama's Germany visit strengthen ties?

At noon April 24 (Berlin-time), United States President Barack Obama arrived in Hanover, Germany, which was his last stop on his European tour, and could be last visit to Germany before he departs from the White House.

Incurable, “Vietnam War after-effects”

April 30, 1975 was emancipation day of Saigon and end of the Vietnam War. Yet after 41 years, many Vietnamese still struggle with devastating after-effects, even though the postwar generation has matured in Vietnamese society.

Cartoon commentary: Xi’s Jinzhai visit to eradicate poverty

On April 24, President Xi Jinping paid a visit to Jinzhai County in Dabie Mountains, Anhui Province, a key target for China’s poverty alleviation campaign. Xi spoke with local leaders and farmers.

Signing landmark Paris Agreement to combat climate change

On April 22, Earth Day, 175 world leaders and representatives gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, which concerns our “Earth village.”

Chinese “micro reading”is not good enough

April 23 marks the 21st World Reading Day and the tenth anniversary of a “national reading campaign” launched by the Chinese government.

Save natural resources to cherish the Earth

We have one Earth, and to confront a deteriorating eco-environment, we are obliged to protect it. The theme for this year’s Earth Day in China is “intensively and economically save natural resources, live a green and simple life.”

China’s pragmatic approach to ‘Go Green’

China has long struggled with pollution. It’s inevitable that when a nation transforms from an emerging market into a developed one, there would be growing pains. China’s economic success story has helped hundreds of millions of Chinese escape from poverty, but new societal ills have arisen.

Southeast Asia faces rising terrorism threats

Since terrorist attacks had struck Europe and the Middle East from the end of last year, many Southeast Asian countries with large Muslim populations are facing greater threats of terrorists attacks.

Cooperation goes mainstream for China-India relations

On April 16, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar arrived in China for a five-day visit. On April 18, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, along with his Chinese and Russian counterparts Wang Yi and Sergei Lavrov, attended the 14th China-Russia-India Foreign Ministers Meeting in Moscow.

Brazil President impeachment: Predictably unpredictable

The Brazilian lower house of Congress passed a proposal to impeach its president with 367 (over two-thirds majority) members in favor on April 17.

Seeing the wisdom of Chinese Feng Shui

The study of Feng Shui, also called Kan Yu (堪舆), has developed since the Warring States Period(475 BC, or 403 BC—221 BC)in ancient China. It's about harmonious interactions between human beings and nature.

Little results expected from Abe's Russia visit

On account of pending territorial disputes and sensitive US-Russia relations, little is expected from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's upcoming visit to Russia in May.

China turns tide as global innovator

The Chinese have enjoyed a long history of supporting innovations, since they have made notable developments in paper-making and gunpowder.

Kenya becomes hub for China's Railway Tech-training in Africa

One of China's major infrastructure projects in Africa is construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) running from Kenya's port city Mombasa to Nairobi and to the western border town, Malaba.

How does the next UN Secretary General get selected?

On April 12-14, the United Nations headquarters in New York had kicked off unprecedented "open auditions" for candidates seeking to become the next UN Secretary General.

BJIFF: Bridge between Chinese films and the world

The Sixth Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) is set to kick off on April 16 to 23 with 15 films competing for Tiantan Award. The opening ceremony will be held on April 16 at Yanqi Lake International Convention Center, a northern suburb of Beijing.

Forward progress in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Pakistan hopes to emerge with a more robust economy. Poverty has crushed the spirits of many Pakistanis, but a partnership with China can create new opportunities for them.

Why do foreigners ponder much about the Long March?

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the victory of the Red Army's Long March, the epic story that has fascinated many people regardless of nationality.

China-Nigeria embodies amazing cooperation opportunities

At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Nigerian President Muhammad Buhari paid a state visit to China on April 11-15.

China aims to become a football superpower

China's national drive on football development has been endorsed by a newly-issued plan on April 11 to help the national football team ascend to world class status by 2030.

G7 Foreign Ministerial Statement on South China Sea is not constructive

On April 11, the G7 foreign ministers meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, issued a statement expressing concern over the East China Sea and South China Sea, and calling for international law to maintain maritime order, while expressing opposition to changing the status quo and aggravating tensions.

Hiroshima shouldn't act as shield for Japan's misery

The G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting was held in Hiroshima, Japan on April 10-11.

Global military reforms sweep into action

Russia and the United States have clarified the development direction of their military reforms, which have entered a new phase of structural adjustments in order to upgrade combat effectiveness.

Spirit of renewal for Vietnam's leadership

The last session of the 13th National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam will close on April 12. The Vietnamese Parliament on April 7 elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the country's new Prime Minister.

Pursuing warm-heartedness at 6th Beijing International Film Festival "Book of Love"

The 6th Beijing International Film Festival is set to raise its curtains on April 16. The movie "Book of Love" with Tang Wei and Wu Xiubo, starring, and directed by Xue Xiaolu was selected as the opening film of this year's festival.

Korean wave strategy: From China to Asia and the world---- Korean commercial media culture blowout in 2016

The "Korean wave" is a popular cultural product brand promoted by the South Korean government and enterprises. In pursuit of export-oriented industrial development, Seoul is determined to sell its "Korean wave" brand and related products worldwide.

China-Germany enter Digitalization 4.0 era

There hasn't been much talk on the coming digitalization of the economy, society, known as the 4th industrial revolution. Beijing´s new Five-Year Plan hopes to transform China's export-orientated, low tech economy into a high-tech industry driven by the domestic market.

Expert eyes on hot issues: Tricks under joint military exercises

The annual Balikatan (Shoulder-to-Shoulder) joint military exercises between the Philippines and United States have started in the Philippine capital, Manila on April 4. Compared to previous years, the 2016 military exercises had aroused international concerns.

Expert eyes on hot issues: China endorses UN Security Council's sanctions on DPRK

China's Ministry of Commerce announced on April 5 that it would impose embargos on some imports and exports coming to and from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which marks a step forward on Beijing's measures to implement UN Security Council's resolution on sanctions against the DPRK to demonstrate China's obligations as a responsible major power.

From Mo Yan to Cao Wenxuan: Chinese literature goes international

Chinese children's fiction writer Cao Wenxuan won the Hans Christian Andersen Prize of the 2016 International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) at the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy on Monday.

China FM's Myanmar visit builds new friendship bridge

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid a two-day official visit to Myanmar on April 5-6. He met his Myanmar counterpart, Aung San Suu Kyi.

CSIS Belt & Road report says nothing new

The headquarters of the think tank, Center for Strategic & International Studies, is located on Rhode Island Ave. in Washington D.C., costing more than $100 million to build it. Wealthy donors have given hundreds of millions of dollars more to CSIS, since its founding in the 1960s.

More Chinese tourists traveling to Africa

When Chinese-looking persons enter the Nairobi City Market or Massai Market Fair in Kenya’s capital, they are often greeted with “Ni Hao” as they pass shops and stands. Some local shop-keepers have a broader Mandarin vocabulary, which helps them sell African woodcarvings, fabric, or other local souvenirs to Chinese tourists.

Cartoon commentary, President Xi attends nuclear security summit ②: China shows a major country's responsibility of global nuclear security governance

On April 1 U.S. local time, Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the fourth Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) and delivered a speech entitled "Strengthen Global Nuclear Security Architecture and Promote Global Nuclear Security Governance".

Nuclear security becomes the new highlight of China-US cooperation

During his attendance at the 4th Nuclear Security Summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with US President Barack Obama. This was the first meeting for the two leaders this year.

Confronting nuclear security challenges via cooperation

Our world faces tumultuous times amid the spread of militant Islamist terrorism, as members of the Islamic State (IS) are trying to get their hands on dirty bombs (radioactive weapons).

Cartoon commentary, President Xi attends nuclear security summit①: Xi-Obama meeting boosts Sino-US relations

On March 31 U.S. local time, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama held a one-on-one meeting on the sidelines of the fourth Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center.

Alibaba expansion poised for continued success

The online retail giant, Hangzhou-based Alibaba Group Holdings, has enjoyed outstanding sales growth.

Facilitating US-China relations via "Asymmetric Harmony"

Again we are awash with advice. With China's President Xi Jinping again meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, pundits the world over are eager to offer their suggestions and proposals to improve US-China relations.

Japan's New Security Laws: What's the target?

Japan's new security laws have gone into effect on March 29, while China, the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Russia are considered existing "threats" to Tokyo.

All Eyes on 4th Nuclear Security Summit

The 4th Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) will be held in Washington D.C. from March 31 to April 1 with more than 50 world leaders in attendance.

Cartoon Commentary Xi's Czech visit③: Ushering in a new era of strategic partnership

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to the Czech Republic on March 28-30.

Cartoon Commentary Xi’s Czech visit②: Renew Sino-Czech friendship

On the first day of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the Czech Republic, President Milos Zeman had arranged an informal meeting with Xi at the Lany presidential chateau in central Bohemia.

Nuclear security is most notable issue for humanity

The Fourth Nuclear Security Summit is scheduled to be held on March 31 to April 1 in Washington D.C., capital of the United States.

Xi's Czech visit opens new chapter for both nations

President Xi Jinping is making his first state visit to the Czech Republic and his first trip to a central and east European country, which is also his first visit to a European country in 2016.

Xi's visit deepens cooperation of China and Czech

Chinese president Xi Jinping pays a three-day state visit to the Czech Republic on March 28-30, 2016. It's Xi's first visit to the Central-Eastern Europe (CEE) region since he took office in 2013.

Trump makes a Chinese wedding great

As a writer for CNTV Panview, I was in Cleveland on Primary day for Ohio. Residents in the state were selecting US Presidential nominees for the Democrat and Republican Parties.

Xi's Czech visit bridges new chapter for "New Silk Road"

Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a three-day state visit to the Czech Republic on March 28-30. It's the first visit by a sitting Chinese President since the two nations established diplomatic ties 67 years ago.

Cartoon Commentary President Xi's Czech visit①: Open new chapter for bilateral relations

At the invitation of President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Prague to start his state visit on March 28.

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

Welcome to EPL3TP, where we take a look at the big talking points from the Premier League. This week: Merry Christmas! Can Guus Hiddink turn things around for Chelsea and himself? Arsenal's big money transfers are paying off. And Sunderland is stuck in a rut.

"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.

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