Strategic observation

Interview: Somali coastline still vulnerable to piracy despite a five year lull: expert

2017-04-26 02:05:35

The expansive Somali coastline that is a critical shipping route remains prone to pirate attacks despite a five year lull occasioned by enhanced patrols by international naval forces, an expert has said. Full Story

Feature: How Poland's Lodz benefits from China-Poland rail cargo connection

2017-04-26 01:15:28

The rail cargo service between the Chinese city of Chengdu and Poland's Lodz, which began operating in 2013, has become a popular logistics route for Chinese trade with Europe, as well as the fastest direct freight route between the two regions. Full Story

China Focus: Fewer graft suspects fled China in 2016 as anti-corruption drive continues

2017-04-26 00:20:05

The top anti-graft body of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday said the number of corrupt officials that fled overseas saw a drastic decrease last year, as the country's popular anti-corruption campaign continues to gain momentum. Full Story

Interview: UNIDO chief says three challenges to be addressed in implementing Industry 4.0

2017-04-25 11:36:02

The need for further awareness building, the requirement for entirely new skills, and the need for traceable and comparable industrial standards are three challenges in implementing the concept of Industry 4.0, said a senior UN official on Monday. Full Story

News Analysis: Abbas may face U.S. pressure to resume peace talks in meeting with Trump

2017-04-25 04:08:17

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump next week in Washington. Palestinian analysts say the meeting shows U.S. consistent efforts to resume the stalled peace process between Israelis and Palestinians. Full Story

Spotlight: Countries turn to cement cultural, economic ties as Ancient Civilization Forum opens

2017-04-25 01:47:45

The first Ancient Civilization Forum kicked off here on Monday as countries representing early civilizations across the world aim to pool their wisdom together to address today's problems and challenges with stronger cultural and economic ties. Full Story

Interview: French voters do not want to break with Europe: expert

2017-04-25 01:37:44

After a chaotic campaign for the French presidential elections, the first round of voting placed Emmanuel Macron, a pro-European centrist and newcomer, at the top of the results, an outcome which Jean-Dominique Giuliani, president of the Robert Schuman Fo Full Story

Interview: French legislative elections "more important" after presidential race: expert

2017-04-25 00:57:38

Foreign policy expert Madani Cheurfa has said the outcome of elections for the French National Assembly will be the real sign of how the French political landscape has been reshaped. Full Story

News Analysis: Trump displays tougher foreign policy than Obama

2017-04-24 00:30:24

Just three months into his presidency, U.S. President Donald Trump is flexing his muscles in Asia and the Middle East, displaying a tougher U.S. foreign policy than his predecessor Barack Obama. Full Story

Feature: French voters in "most unpredictable" election

2017-04-23 22:55:05

Everything needed to be done in accordance with the country's election law before the polls opened at 8 a.m., from the ballots, booths, the name lists, to the waiting lines on the floor. Full Story