Chinese Solutions to the Sluggish World Economy

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 17:14 Written by

The world economy and global trade will both maintain sluggish growth, at least for the foreseeable period of time. The factors that fueled high global economic and trade growth from the 1990s to 2010, especially the first decade of the 21st Century, have disappeared and are unlikely to recover in the foreseeable future. 

US Deploys THAAD to South Korea

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 03:40 Written by

The U.S military has begun deploying an anti-ballistic missile defense system to South Korea, following a string of missile tests by North Korea, the U.S Pacific Command said Monday in a statement.

Turkish, Russian and US military chiefs held talks on Tuesday in the southern Turkish city of Antalya to discuss regional issues including Iraq and Syria, the Turkish army said.

On March 5, 2017, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered the Report on the Work of the Government at the Fifth Session of the 12th National People’s Congress. In this report, China set the projected 2017 goal of “GDP growth of around 6.5 percent, or higher if possible in practice.” This goal is a reasonable judgment based on China’s comprehensive understanding of both the domestic and international situations, and China will achieve this goal.

North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest coast, South Korean and Japanese officials said, days after the reclusive state promised retaliation over US-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.

More than 200,000 displaced by Mosul conflict

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 03:46 Written by

More than 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of the Iraqi forces' battle to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL that began in October, according to a Switzerland-based nongovernmental organization.

China’s annual Two Sessions, the nation’s largest political gatherings, are a time for reflection on the biggest challenges facing the country. With the government having pledged to lift 70 million people out of poverty by 2020 compared to 2015 levels, I took a visit to the village of Peizhai in central China’s Henan Province to see how that might be done.

The White House budget director confirmed Saturday that the Trump administration will propose "fairly dramatic reductions" in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month.

Hunger, disease kills 110 Somalis in 2 days

Monday, 06 March 2017 03:39 Written by

Somalia's prime minister has announced the deaths of at least 110 people due to hunger and diarrhoea in the country over the past 48 hours amid a drought in the Bay region.

China’s 2017 Economic Prospects

Monday, 06 March 2017 03:38 Written by

In the Report on the Work of the Government released at the Fifth Session of the 12th National People’s Congress on March 5, China’s projected 2017 goal of achieving “GDP growth of around 6.5 percent, or higher if possible in practice” attracts enormous attention from home and abroad. Renowned Chinese economist Huang Hanquan believes that China will face even more complicated and faster-changing domestic and international situations in 2017, with increasing uncertainty. Against this backdrop, whether China can maintain its comparatively high economic growth rate of around 6.5 percent has become a question of global interest.