Strategic observation

Belt and Road Initiative vital to boost connectivity: Cambodian transport minister

2018-11-16 17:48:51

Cambodian Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said Friday that the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) plays an important role in promoting connectivity, which is a key element to boost trade among countries. Full Story

Spotlight: Chinese premier pushes for free trade, S. China Sea code in Singapore visit

2018-11-16 16:33:25

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wrapped up his five-day trip to Singapore on Friday, during which he made a strong push for free trade, multilateralism and a code of conduct in the South China Sea. Full Story

Spotlight: ASEAN, partners call for more integrated economy, multilateralism

2018-11-16 11:42:24

The 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and related meetings concluded on Thursday with the regional group and its partners eyeing a more integrated economy in the region and calling for safeguarding the multilateralism worldwide. Full Story

News Analysis: British PM set to press ahead with Brexit plan despite political crisis

2018-11-16 06:06:19

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday vowed to press ahead with her Brexit plan on the basis of a draft agreement between London and Brussels, despite a political crisis looming large over the hard-won deal, including ministerial resign Full Story

Spotlight: Rapprochement in Horn of Africa fuels high expectations

2018-11-16 04:50:52

Countries in the Horn of Africa, once considered Africa's most restive region, have expressed high expectations amid an international recognition to the region's fast-evolving diplomatic rapprochement. Full Story

Spotlight: Turkish-Qatari ties strengthen amid years of mutual support: analysts

2018-11-16 03:15:27

Turkey and Qatar have close relations at political, economic and military levels, an alliance that has progressed over the years even in the murder case of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, analysts said. Full Story

Spotlight: British Brexit Secretary resigns as EU to finalize Brexit agreement

2018-11-15 20:38:47

British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned on Thursday as the Euopean Union (EU) is set to hold a special meeting to finalize the Brexit agreement. Full Story

Belt and Road Initiative has positive impact, says British historian

2018-11-15 20:28:44

China's Belt and Road Initiative can produce a positive impact, said Peter Frankopan, professor of global history at Oxford University. Full Story

Across China: ASEAN language learning heats up as China embraces trade boom

2018-11-15 18:18:07

While many Chinese parents love to send their children to costly after-school English classes, Ruan Chunhua is considering a Vietnamese course for his son. Full Story

Interview: China's support for multilateralism "incredibly" important -- UNOG chief

2018-11-15 17:27:55

China's support for multilateralism is "incredibly" important for the United Nations at current times, said Michael Moller, director-general of the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG), here on Wednesday. Full Story