Strategic observation

China Focus: New produce from B&R countries make their way to Chinese homes

2018-07-15 11:01:43

Chinese homes had once never heard of exotic products such as African shea butter, Spanish artichokes and Arabic herbs, but all this has changed thanks to increasing trade with Belt and Road countries. Full Story

Across China: Businessman uses taxidermy as tool to save wildlife

2018-07-15 09:41:32

Jiang Kewei, a 34-year-old businessman, has a rare hobby of making taxidermied animals, to promote public awareness of wildlife protection. Full Story

China Focus: Chinese get cheaper avocados amid increased trade with Latin America

2018-07-15 09:01:26

Avocados used to be an exotic fruit that came with a high price tag in China, but no more, thanks to rising trade with Latin America. Full Story

Commentary: A trade bully, U.S. turns against the world

2018-07-14 21:29:16

In reckless disregard for the rules-based global trading system, the United States has become a capricious trade bully and turned against the whole world. Full Story

Interview: WTO faces unprecedented challenges from trade tensions -- WTO official

2018-07-14 18:03:32

A senior World Trade Organization (WTO) official has said the global trade body is facing unprecedented challenges from trade tensions, but it was created for moments like this. Full Story

Spotlight: China-Arab cooperation eyes more shared benefits under B&R Initiative

2018-07-14 17:43:27

Arab analysts hailed the cooperation between China and the Arab world, and expected more projects and investments under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative. Full Story

Spotlight: Britain, U.S. reaffirm "special" relations amid differences

2018-07-14 15:27:59

Britain and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their "highest level of special" relations as leaders of the two countries met amid expectation discrepancies and widespread protests. Full Story

Interview: Trump's visit ruffles feathers, sets back UK-U.S. special relationship: expert

2018-07-14 04:56:34

U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policies has damaged the so-called special relationship between the two nations, an expert has said. Full Story

News Analysis: Italy, Libya agree to reactivate 2008 "friendship treaty," but impact far from certain

2018-07-14 03:06:03

Leaders from Italy and Libya announced this week they would reactivate a decade-old "friendship treaty," though analysts said it is unclear whether the agreement would have its intended impacts. Full Story

News Analysis: Could a no-deal Brexit become reality?

2018-07-14 02:05:56

At least one major London newspaper has carried a feature guiding its readers what to stockpile in the event of Britain crashing out of the European Union with no trade deal. Full Story