Strategic observation

U.S.-China economic relationship most consequential, cooperation benefiting all: RAND economist

2017-11-05 15:12:29

The United States and China have the world's most consequential economic relationship and it really pays for them to cooperate a great deal, an economist with the U.S.-based think tank RAND Corporation has said. Full Story

Commentary: Washington better to value cooperation in new Asia-Pacific policy

2017-11-04 09:51:40

While awaiting U.S. President Donald Trump's first visit to the region, Asian countries have been closely watching his soon-to-be-unveiled Asia policy. The White House host is well advised to divert his interest - if there is any - in the former U.S. div Full Story

Interview: APEC should stick to basic principles of multilateralism, liberalization: Aussie economist

2017-11-04 09:06:31

In the office of Peter Drysdale, the emeritus professor of economics of the Australian National University (ANU), one can hardly miss a car plate, which reads "APEC Daddy." Full Story

Spotlight: U.S. gov't report affirms global warming, despite Trump's anti-climate policies

2017-11-04 04:50:44

A major U.S. government report on Friday affirmed that global warming is real and "extremely likely" caused by human activities, a stark contrast with President Donald Trump's position on climate change. Full Story

Spotlight: Bangladeshi experts eye greater role for APEC in combating climate change, food security

2017-11-03 22:53:41

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) should make more positive contributions in combating climate change and food security specially this year as the focus of the current U.S. administration is shifting, Bangladesh environmental watchers have note Full Story

News Analysis: Trump aims to halt diversity visas to fight terror, but experts have mixed views

2017-11-03 10:55:18

Days after a Halloween terror attack that killed eight people, U.S. President Donald Trump aims to shut down the U.S. "diversity visa" program. But experts differ on whether the move will make the country safer. Full Story

Spotlight: Bank of England raises bank rate for first time since financial crisis

2017-11-03 06:19:18

The Bank of England (BoE) has raised British interest rates for the first time in 10 years. Full Story

Spotlight: Ankara may give up S-400 deal under U.S. pressure: analysts

2017-11-02 20:56:03

Turkey's bid to buy Russian S-400 air defense system risks falling through under increasing U.S. and NATO pressure, analysts told Xinhua. Full Story

Spotlight: String of industrial scandals endanger "Made in Japan" reputation

2017-11-02 16:19:18

A series of leading Japanese manufacturers have been mired in recent quality scandals, damaging the once-revered "Made in Japan" reputation and reflecting a lack of supervision on a national level. Full Story

Spotlight: Abe reelected as Japanese PM amid calls for further probe into scandals

2017-11-02 00:49:51

As the leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Shinzo Abe was formally reelected as the country's prime minister on Wednesday while the realigning opposition forces continued calling for breaking the Abe dominance and further probing into a co Full Story