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British businessman who witnessed China's opening-up shares his thoughts on country's 40-year journey

Editor's note: Stephen Perry, chairman of the 48 Group Club, a business network committed to promoting links with China, has been to China more than 200 times and has witnessed the country's evolution throughout the years. His connection with the country can be traced back to 1953, when he was part of his father Jack Perry's icebreaker group to China. That trip restarted UK-China trade relations. As this year marks the 40th anniversary of China's opening-up policy, Perry shared his insights with the Global Times' London correspondent Sun Wei (GT) about the country's changes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 20:33:39

European experts view China's B&R initiative positively

During the 12th Lennart Meri Conference on foreign and security policy, China's Belt and Road Initiative, including its Arctic policy, was viewed by European experts as being helpful to global development.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 11:19:25

Over 30,000 women participate in Dublin charity run

Over 30,000 women participated in a charity run in the Irish capital Dublin on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 6:09:36

Largest Dragon Boat Festival in Europe opens in London

To the beat of drums, athletes paddled vigorously in unison on a river near London's City in the 23rd edition of the annual London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival held Sunday at London's Regatta Centre.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 6:09:09

Police officer shoots rampaging man at central Berlin

A German police officer on Sunday shot a knife-wielding man at the center of Berlin, which was reportedly no connection to terrorism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 6:07:26

46 migrants die after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

The death toll of illegal immigrants killed in the boat sinking off the southeastern coast of Tunisia on Sunday rose to 46, according to the Ministry of Defense.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 6:06:38

Passing the torch

Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (left) shakes hands with his predecessor Mariano Rajoy (right) in the presence of Spain's King Felipe VI during a swearing-in ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace near Madrid on Saturday. Sanchez was sworn in a day after Rajoy was ousted in a historic no-confidence vote sparked by fury over corruption woes afflicting the conservative leader's party.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/3 23:48:39

Lonely sight

Flowers lie in front of London Bridge on Sunday, prior to a commemoration service on the first anniversary of the London Bridge terror attack. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/6/3 23:38:39

Thousands march for Belgium terror shooting victims

Nearly 3,000 people marched in the Belgian city of Liege on Sunday to honor the three victims of a shooting there last week that prosecutors are treating as a terrorist attack.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/3 23:33:40

Merkel rules out debt relief for Italy, rejects debt-sharing

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared on Saturday to rule out debt relief for Italy, saying in a newspaper interview that the principle of solidarity among members of the euro zone should not turn the single currency bloc into a debt-sharing union.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/3 23:28:39

NATO to build 30,000-soldier new standby pool: report

The NATO will improve the combat readiness by planning to build a new standby pool of some 30,000 soldiers, German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag reported Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/3 10:04:14

Criticism of Finnish FM's comment on abortion rights escalates

Value conservative statements by Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini has become an embarrassment to the Finnish political establishment this week and attracted a reaction from Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/3 7:11:14

Russia hopes for restoration of cooperation with US in nuclear energy

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that he hopes Russia and the United States will resume cooperation in nuclear energy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/2 10:10:32

UK "deeply disappointed" at US steel tariffs: PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday said she was "deeply disappointed" at the unjustified decision by the United States to apply tariffs to European Union (EU) steel and aluminium imports.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/2 9:21:54

Italy's new government sworn in

The Italian government formed by newly-appointed Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was officially sworn in on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/1 23:42:34

Grad dance

A dancer, dressed in traditional Ukrainian Cossack clothes, performs during a graduation ceremony at the National University of Defence of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine on Friday.
Source: VCG | 2018/6/1 22:53:43

EU confident in Italy's new govt

The European Commission said on Friday it was confident that Italy's new anti-establishment government would cooperate "constructively" with its EU partners.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/1 22:53:42

Spain's Rajoy forced out as arch-rival takes over

Spain's parliament on Friday ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote sparked by fury over his party's corruption woes, with his Socialist arch-rival Pedro Sanchez automatically taking over.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/1 22:53:42