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Abenomics on the ropes amid repeated delays of sales tax hike

As an excuse for the failure of his policy, Abe argued at a plenary session of the two-day summit of Group of Seven (G7) leaders last week that the global economy faces a looming “crisis” similar to that in 2008.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/2 20:28:01

Hypocrisy abounds in Philippines’ plea for South China Sea arbitration

But just because the Philippines is smaller and weaker than China does not necessarily make its claims valid.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/1 17:58:01

Legal pursuit of truth needed in death of Chinese girl in Germany

One would hope that such media attention would accelerate the investigation and prosecution process. Nevertheless, truth from procedural justice is the best consolation for the victim’s family.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/1 17:53:01

Tough talk from US military only undermines peace in Asia-Pacific

The US needs to understand that such an approach will eventually jeopardize regional stability and hurt the interests of all countries involved. This approach might eventually lose support if the US goes on trying to muddy the waters of the South China Sea.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/31 23:48:01

US’ frequent military moves only escalate South China Sea tensions

Uncle Sam’s play of political brinkmanship in the South China Sea should come to an end for the sake of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the hard-won mutual trust with China.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/31 0:03:01

Diplomatic warning signals show growing Israeli-German tension

As Israel finds itself more isolated internationally and the peace process with the Palestinians is at a dead end, support may dwindle.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/30 23:53:01

Sri Lanka set to benefit from Maritime Silk Road port investment

The strong bond shared between China and Sri Lanka will continue to benefit both nations.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/29 22:58:01

Rivalry between dragon and elephant product of Western media hype

It is high time that those irresponsible Western media stopped starting fires and stoking flames and began to cover today’s world, particularly those leading developing countries, without tinted glasses and a hidden agenda.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/26 23:38:01

Tokyo’s handling of Fukushima aftermath irresponsible and dangerous

Selective amnesia over a disaster out of political or any other purposes is even more terrifying than the disaster itself. Tokyo owes an explanation to the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/26 0:18:01

Green candidate narrowly beats far-right in closely watched Austrian election

The new president will face the challenge of uniting a deeply divided country.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/24 23:48:01

Humanitarian challenges push NGOs into devising new methods of aid

Due to an increase of conflicts in the past two decades and various natural disasters taking place in the period, the need for humanitarian funding is unprecedented, with UN-led appeals growing six-fold from $3.4 billion in 2003 to nearly $21 billion at present.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/24 23:33:01

UN expects to halve internally displaced refugees by 2030, says relief chief

The UN would like to see world leaders commit to halving the number of internally displaced people by 2030, UN relief chief Stephen O’Brien said on Sunday ahead of a key summit.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/24 1:03:02

Hangzhou G20 meet ‘great opportunity’ to advance economic agenda

What’s more, global health management, particularly regarding Ebola, the Zika virus and avian flu, is an area where China can set agenda, he added.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/22 21:08:01

Terror strikes Yemen hard as peace process continues to be stymied

Observers say the factions are ignoring the fact that terrorist groups have been taking advantage of political disagreements and conflict for more than a year.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/19 23:48:01

US democracy seriously flawed as gridlocks and partisan battles destroy legislation

Obama said he would nominate a successor “in due time,” but Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted the next administration should make the appointment.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/19 23:43:01

Clinton’s cozy relationship with DOJ could save her from indictment on e-mail scandal

So far, Justice Department’s leaks have suggested that investigators have not found any intent to disclose classified information by Clinton.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/19 0:33:01

US hype of China’s ‘military threat’ undermines mutual trust

For the interests of both countries and the world at large, the US side should take tangible actions to promote healthy and stable development of its relations with China and refrain from harmful deeds.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/17 19:49:01

Washington fomenting dwindling leftist influence in Latin America: expert

In the coming months, Venezuela’s right-wing opposition, with Washington’s help, will push to end Maduro’s government through either a recall referendum or a “parliamentary coup” similar to that in Brazil.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/5/16 19:53:01