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What does the future hold for Belt & Road?


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in his annual government work report at the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress that China faces "far more complicated and grave situations" both at home and abroad, as it steps up economic restructure efforts and aims to play a greater international role.

Changing the tune

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shows a friendly attitude toward China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 0:33:39

US’ politicizing exchanges hinders progress in aerospace

The US embassy in Beijing recently denied a visa to Yu Guobin, vice director of China's Lunar and Space Exploration Engineering Center, who planned to attend the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas this week, with no explanation given for the refusal, Space News reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 0:23:39

International sanctions on North Korea show effect

North Korea has claimed to have nuclear weapons, but also has become the most insecure country in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 0:18:39

Populism becomes political weather vane

The curtain has descended on the Dutch election. Although Geert Wilders, leader and founder of the right-wing Party for Freedom (PVV), had once maintained a clear lead in the polls, he claimed only 20 seats in the election, four seats fewer than in the 2010 election.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 22:13:40

Scandal won’t oust Abe but puts leadership on shaky ground

According to Japanese media, before his hearing in the Diet, Japan's legislature, on Thursday, the head of scandal-hit school Moritomo Gakuen, Yasunori Kogoike, claimed that he received a 1-million-yen ($8,800) donation from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 21:43:39

Political stability indispensable to B&R

The Belt and Road blueprint initiated by China aims to build up mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation. However, given a myriad of complicated issues involving politics, ethnic minorities and border division, to further advance the development of the strategy needs political and diplomatic effort apart from massive investment from Chinese companies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 21:23:39

What does the future hold for Belt & Road?

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in his annual government work report at the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress that China faces "far more complicated and grave situations" both at home and abroad, as it steps up economic restructure efforts and aims to play a greater international role.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 21:08:39

Canberra’s engagement with Beijing won’t undermine ties with ally

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang kicks off his visit to Australia Wednesday, his first overseas visit this year. This visit is widely expected to lift the China-Australia comprehensive strategic partnership to a new height.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 0:43:39

China’s MVP

Tencent tops 2017 BrandZ Ranking.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 0:38:39

Sino-US ties can’t neglect mutual respect

When it comes to core interests, frictions happen between Beijing and Washington, but it is very extreme to refuse to accept the principle of "mutual respect."
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 0:38:39

Can China make its mark in cyberspace?

Preparations for the ninth BRICS summit to be held at Xiamen from September 3 to 5 this year were launched in late February with the first BRICS Sherpas meeting in Nanjing to kick-start consensus-building in several specific areas, while enhancing cooperation in security, development and people-to-people exchange through sports and cultural activities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 20:53:39

China’s Israel policy requires balance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife arrived in Beijing on Sunday for an official visit amid celebration for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Israel-China diplomatic relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 20:28:39

Can Washington and Beijing cooperate on North Korea nuclear issue?

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday. The North Korean nuclear crisis was one of the top topics of Tillerson's visit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 19:38:39