Strategic observation

Spotlight: EU announces 20-mln-USD investment in Israeli clean-tech ventures

2018-09-16 06:14:53

The European Investment Fund (EIF) announced earlier this week that it will invest 20 million U.S. dollars in Israeli clean-tech fund Israel Cleantech Ventures (ICV). Full Story

Feature: San Francisco climate summit in eyes of young American pioneer

2018-09-16 05:09:43

A young American lady took a deep breath of fresh air during a break from presence at a full morning of tense panel discussions at an international summit on climate change which may define human future. Full Story

News Analysis: Italy economic indicators create mixed message; investors remain nervous

2018-09-16 02:49:19

Recent economic indicators have painted a mixed picture of the health of the Italian economy, but analysts said it would not take much for jittery investors to turn sour on the country's economic prospects. Full Story

Feature: Zambian youth hail China's Africa capacity building initiative

2018-09-15 21:18:11

Young Zambians are happy and excited over China's decision to introduce a capacity building initiative for Africa. Full Story

Feature: Lebanese traditional drink struggles amid stiff foreign competition

2018-09-15 18:22:21

Arak, a Lebanese local alcoholic beverage, has witnessed a remarkable slowdown in production in the past few years because of stiff competition from imported alcoholic beverages. Full Story

Feature: New tunes on old strings modernize Chinese rock in new era

2018-09-15 17:07:10

"I hope that someday when young people want to learn to play a musical instrument, they would pick up a sanxian instead of a guitar," Wang Yu, a young artist, and modernizer of the traditional instrument, told Xinhua. Full Story

Across China: Digital innovation adds vitality to cultural heritage

2018-09-15 15:16:53

By wearing virtual reality (VR) glasses and operating hand-held controllers, visitors can "walk" into the Mogao Grottoes and get a dynamic 360-degree panorama image of the sculptures and murals inside. Full Story

Interview: Outgoing UN General Assembly president cautions against undermining multilateralism

2018-09-15 13:01:32

Outgoing UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has said that he is "cautiously optimistic" about world peace but cautioned against undermining multilateralism. Full Story

Spotlight: Why U.S., Turkey oppose Syrian operation in Idlib

2018-09-15 03:34:58

When the Syrian army is preparing for the last major battle against the last major rebel stronghold in the northwestern province of Idlib, the United States, its western allies and Turkey oppose it. Why? Full Story

Spotlight: Economists say Lebanon needs major reform to curb public debt

2018-09-15 00:14:09

The Lebanese government should curb its expenditures and increase its revenues in a bid to reduce its public debt, local economists told Xinhua. Full Story