Strategic observation

Spotlight: Trump's feud with influential GOP senator escalates

2017-10-25 01:00:55

Feud between U.S. President Donald Trump and influential Republican senator Bob Corker escalated on Tuesday as they attacked each other bitterly via Twitter and TV networks, casting a shadow over the president's bid to woo Senate Republicans on tax code Full Story

Spotlight: On 6th liberation anniversary, Libyans carry on with life in mix of frustration, hope

2017-10-24 01:48:55

Six years have passed since the liberation that ended the rule by late strongman leader Muammar Gaddafi, many Libyans are feeling frustrated today while still clinching to the hope for a better future. Full Story

Commentary: Abe needs to make right call for his "new start"

2017-10-23 23:37:56

"From now on, it's a new start," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters after his ruling camp secured a two-thirds "supermajority" in Sunday's lower house election, adding that he wants to see his "policies implemented and results produc Full Story

Interview: China plays major role in global economic integration -- New Zealand party leader

2017-10-21 23:22:42

China has played an increasingly key role in the world and adopted new ways to promote economic integration as reflected in the Belt and Road Initiative, a New Zealand politician said. Full Story

Spotlight: EU gives green light to preparation for 2nd-phase Brexit talks amid May's charm offensive

2017-10-21 02:58:20

Despite lacking sufficient progress in the lengthy and loose Bexit negotiation, the European Council on Friday gave green light to the internal preparatory discussions for the second phase talks. If the Council agrees at its next session in December that Full Story

News Analysis: New Dutch cabinet seeks more EU cooperation on migration, defense without further integration

2017-10-21 01:58:03

The incoming Dutch government will focus on moving common European approaches forward in key policy areas including migration and defense, but will not push for deeper European Union (EU) integration, experts say. Full Story

Interview: B&R Initiative helps promote int'l cooperation: French ex-PM

2017-10-20 21:11:17

China has helped promote international cooperation and dialogue through the Belt and Road Initiative, former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has said. Full Story

News Analysis: Defeating IS in Syria's Raqqa deals big blow to terrorism

2017-10-18 06:37:04

The defeat of the Islamic State (IS) group in its main stronghold in Syria's Raqqa province has dealt a strong blow to terrorism in Syria and the region, analysts said. Full Story

Egypt's fruitful mediation in Mideast issues enhances Cairo's regional role: experts

2017-10-18 06:11:59

Egypt's fruitful mediation in some hot issues in the Middle East region, including the recent inter-Palestinian reconciliation, cease-fire deals in Syria and factional dialogues in Libya, has enhanced Cairo's leading role in the turmoil-stricken region, Full Story

Interview: "Big lessons" to be shared between Africa, China: UN-Habitat chief

2017-10-18 05:01:29

Africa is in a crucial time and the successful story of China in linking urbanization and development would be a source of learning for the continent, Joan Clos, executive director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), told Xinhua Full Story