Strategic observation

Interview: China is "offering to connect with world" and Australia must join, says expert

2017-05-11 13:06:52

Days out from his address at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, a leading Australian expert on global infrastructure and complex development projects has urged that Australia must join China's Belt and Road Initiative. Full Story

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative provides Australia with new opportunities

2017-05-11 11:56:14

The China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative provides opportunities for its cooperation with Australia, especially in developing 17 million hectares of arable land in northern Australia, a former official has said. Full Story

News Analysis: U.S. business optimism over economy slipping, but still positive

2017-05-11 04:46:04

U.S. business optimism over the economy has dropped somewhat recently but it remains positive three months into the presidency of Donald Trump. Still, experts said Trump needs to put the pedal to the metal when it comes to tax reform - the no. 1 issue for Full Story

Interview: Belt and Road Initiative benefits Egypt-China cooperation: expert

2017-05-11 03:35:23

The Belt and Road Initiative will "open up huge opportunities" for cooperation between Egypt and China in terms of mutual trade and investment, said a top Egyptian researcher. Full Story

Interview: Lebanon's culture minister commends China's Belt and Road Initiative

2017-05-11 00:48:12

Lebanon's Culture Minister Ghattas Khouri commended the Chinese leadership for launching the Belt and Road Initiative, saying "it will boost the level of economical, cultural and social exchange between the participant countries." Full Story

Interview: Argentine president hails B&R Initiative for boosting connectivity

2017-05-10 23:37:12

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has hailed China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, saying that it will help boost connectivity and promote cooperation with his country. Full Story

Interview: UN to help Belt and Road countries improve national policy capacity: senior official

2017-05-10 13:29:38

The United Nations plans to take specific steps to help countries along the Belt and Road strengthen their national policy capacity in order to better carry out China's Belt and Road Initiative, a senior UN official said here Tuesday. Full Story

Interview: Chinese outbound tourism not an "evolution", but "a revolution": UNWTO official

2017-05-10 05:03:06

The development of China as a source market for international tourism over recent years is not so much an "evolution" but a "revolution", said a high-ranking member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Full Story

Interview: Global energy internet will make world sustainable energy village: expert

2017-05-10 03:31:32

The global energy internet is a promising way to solve the challenges of climate change and global sustainable energy supply, said Prof. Xiao-Ping Zhang, director of Smart Grid at the Birmingham Energy Institute. Full Story