Strategic observation

Interview: ADB eyes more cooperation with AIIB to boost development of Asia-Pacific

2018-01-26 13:26:21

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expects more cooperation with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in future co-financed projects and other related areas to boost the development of the Asia-Pacific region, a top official of the Manila-based l Full Story

News Analysis: U.S., DPRK tamp down on smack talk in lead-up to Winter Olympics

2018-01-26 11:50:53

With the Winter Olympics in South Korea approaching, Washington and Pyongyang have tamped down harsh rhetoric toward each other, although U.S. experts said the calm may be temporary. Full Story

Commentary: Shared future or America First

2018-01-24 20:05:12

As business leaders and policy makers from across the globe assemble in the Swiss ski resort of Davos to assess the state of the world, they are faced with two fundamentally different outlooks. Full Story

Commentary: China, India need Aamir Khan films and more

2018-01-24 18:19:36

Indian actor Aamir Khan's latest film "Secret Superstar" has taken Chinese audiences by storm within four days of its release, becoming a hot topic against the relatively cooler China-India relationship. Full Story

Economic Watch: U.S. solar, washer tariffs spur wide opposition

2018-01-24 18:09:35

As leaders and business elites are gathering in Davos to discuss remedies to the world economic ailment, the latest U.S. tariff decision has sent a bad signal. Full Story

Spotlight: Pence's trip fails to revive peace prospects in Mideast

2018-01-24 17:04:19

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's five-day visit to the Middle East ended Tuesday without results, dogged by President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that triggered widespread protests. Full Story

News Analysis: Gov't shutdown fight exposes deep fractures in American politics

2018-01-24 05:56:48

In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, the fourth in the past 25 years, Republicans and Democrats made some compromise to bridge the partisan divide. Full Story

Spotlight: Data falsification scandal in iPS research triggers concerns in Japan

2018-01-23 23:50:05

A data falsification scandal in Japan's renowned iPS research revealed recently has triggered concerns among scientists over the possible damage to reputation of the country's scientific research. Full Story

China Focus: Ivory carving factory advised transformation under ivory ban

2018-01-23 22:44:40

A Beijing political advisor has proposed that ivory workshops be converted into non-profit research institutions after the ivory trading ban at the end of 2017. Full Story

China Focus: Chinese court rejects compensation claim for smoker's death

2018-01-23 21:44:24

A court in central China's Henan Province Tuesday overruled an appeal filed by the family of a smoker who died of a heart attack after an argument with a man who asked him to stop smoking in a lift. Full Story