Strategic observation

Spotlight: Afghan all-girl team shines at int'l robotic competition after bumpy journey to U.S.

2017-07-21 04:29:37

A team of six Afghan girls has won limelight in an international robotic competition held there for their "courageous achievement" after a bumpy U.S. journey that almost crushed their dreams. Full Story

News Analysis: Italy migrant crisis could start to have impact on political landscape with elections approaching, analysts say

2017-07-21 00:26:38

The growing European migrant crisis is creating a strain in Italy, the main landing point for new arrivals this year, may also help bolster the chances for the country's two main euro-skeptic, anti-establishment political parties in the next national ele Full Story

Spotlight: Turkey's Erdogan to visit Gulf states amid Qatar crisis

2017-07-20 22:50:28

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit three Gulf countries in the hope of de-escalating the impasse between Qatar and four other Arab nations while his country is trying to safeguard its interest in this oil and gas rich strategic region. Full Story

News Analysis: Turkey reshuffles cabinet setting sight on 2019 elections

2017-07-20 05:03:39

Turkey reshuffled cabinet Wednesday by replacing or swapping 11 ministers as part of Erdogan's plans aiming victory in 2019 elections, according to a local expert. Full Story

Economic Watch: China's new GDP calculation system to better reflect new economy

2017-07-19 23:55:40

By introducing a revised calculation system to measure its GDP, China is taking a step forward in meeting international standards and better reflecting the country's development in new economic sectors. Full Story

Alibaba's Jack Ma calls for seizing the future to seek broader China-U.S. cooperation

2017-07-19 03:58:39

Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, said here on Tuesday that Chinese and U.S. business leaders should join force to set for broader cooperation between the world's two-largest economies in the future rather than focusi Full Story

Economic Watch: China's property market stabilizing on tough curbs

2017-07-18 19:47:44

China's property market continued to show signs of cooling as prices faltered or posted slower growth in major cities amid tough government curbs. Full Story

Economic Watch: Reform makes China's economy stronger, greener

2017-07-18 19:27:25

Thanks to ongoing supply-side structural reform, China's economy has firmed up in the first half of the year, boosting green development, according to the country's top economic planner. Full Story