Strategic observation

Spotlight: EU gives green light to preparation for 2nd-phase Brexit talks amid May's charm offensive

2017-10-21 02:58:20

Despite lacking sufficient progress in the lengthy and loose Bexit negotiation, the European Council on Friday gave green light to the internal preparatory discussions for the second phase talks. If the Council agrees at its next session in December that Full Story

News Analysis: New Dutch cabinet seeks more EU cooperation on migration, defense without further integration

2017-10-21 01:58:03

The incoming Dutch government will focus on moving common European approaches forward in key policy areas including migration and defense, but will not push for deeper European Union (EU) integration, experts say. Full Story

Interview: B&R Initiative helps promote int'l cooperation: French ex-PM

2017-10-20 21:11:17

China has helped promote international cooperation and dialogue through the Belt and Road Initiative, former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has said. Full Story

News Analysis: Defeating IS in Syria's Raqqa deals big blow to terrorism

2017-10-18 06:37:04

The defeat of the Islamic State (IS) group in its main stronghold in Syria's Raqqa province has dealt a strong blow to terrorism in Syria and the region, analysts said. Full Story

Egypt's fruitful mediation in Mideast issues enhances Cairo's regional role: experts

2017-10-18 06:11:59

Egypt's fruitful mediation in some hot issues in the Middle East region, including the recent inter-Palestinian reconciliation, cease-fire deals in Syria and factional dialogues in Libya, has enhanced Cairo's leading role in the turmoil-stricken region, Full Story

Interview: "Big lessons" to be shared between Africa, China: UN-Habitat chief

2017-10-18 05:01:29

Africa is in a crucial time and the successful story of China in linking urbanization and development would be a source of learning for the continent, Joan Clos, executive director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), told Xinhua Full Story

Interview: Malaysia expects China to lead world to reach new milestones -- senior official

2017-10-17 20:28:16

The world has much to learn from China's experience and Malaysia expects China to lead the world to reach new milestones, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai has said. Full Story

Commentary: Ambitious attempt to eradicate absolute poverty in China

2017-10-17 19:12:46

When people acknowledge the 25th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, much credit ought to be given to China. Full Story

Interview: LIGO executive director hails "entirely new" astronomy

2017-10-17 04:43:50

The executive director of the gravitational wave detector LIGO on Monday hailed the first detection of such a signal as well as light from the same cosmic event as opening the door to an "entirely new kind of astronomy" and said that China could play an Full Story

Interview: EU-China cooperation vital as U.S. unilateralism writ large: EU expert

2017-10-17 01:22:52

The importance of EU-China cooperation is becoming more and more obvious, as the United States' unilateralism is writ large, EU expert Gerhard Stahl said in a recent interview with Xinhua. Full Story