Strategic observation

Commentary: China no longer "catching up with the times," but "leading the times" in modernization drive

2018-02-15 21:34:26

China is about to embrace the Year of Dog, but this particular year is known as a Wuxu year, which only comes every 60 years. Full Story

Spotlight: Xi's Spring Festival greetings touch, inspire overseas Chinese

2018-02-15 19:28:47

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese people with references to hard work and family values on Wednesday have struck a chord with overseas Chinese. Full Story

Spotlight: NATO commits to new command centers to strengthen alliance

2018-02-15 04:55:43

In a sign that NATO is continuing to reinforce its modernization as a defense alliance, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that allied defense ministers agreed Wednesday on reforms to the NATO command structure. Full Story

News Analysis: Why EU countries compete to host agencies after Brexit

2018-02-15 03:45:24

Milan's legal appeal to annul a European Union (EU) decision to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Amsterdam after Brexit highlights how important it is for EU member states to host the bloc's organizations in their own territory. Full Story

Spotlight: Tiny particles from human behavior negatively affect weather system

2018-02-14 23:54:15

A scientific study published recently in Science shows even the small particles emitted from human behavior have a huge influence on the weather, said Prof. Daniel Rosenfeld of the Hebrew University. Full Story

Spotlight: Iran's currency in record depreciation amid tensions with U.S.

2018-02-14 06:10:28

Iran's rial hit an all-time-low against major foreign currencies on Tuesday, as Iran's rising tensions with the United States were regarded as the main cause. Full Story

Spotlight: Turkey takes tough stance against U.S. ahead of Tillerson's visit

2018-02-14 02:09:35

Turkey hardened its discourse against the United States ahead of a crucial visit by the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Ankara, which aims to restore bilateral ties between the NATO allies that deteriorated over their diverging interests in Syria Full Story

Commentary: Xi's Sichuan tour a big push for poverty alleviation

2018-02-13 21:53:02

While tens of millions of Chinese are heading home for the Lunar New Year holiday, President Xi Jinping is visiting the homes of villagers in southwest China's Sichuan Province about 2,000 km from Beijing. Full Story

China's "single economy" provides business opportunities

2018-02-13 21:53:02

While a rising number of single people worry their Chinese parents, the demographic shift has become a business opportunity for retailers and service providers. Full Story

Commentary: China in uphill battle to become top economic power

2018-02-13 20:52:41

Chinese President Xi Jinping's latest visit to an impoverished prefecture before the Lunar New Year revealed the daunting challenges facing the world's largest developing economy. Full Story