Despite US plan of sending military aircraft and ships close to the Nansha Islands where China is accelerating its land reclamation efforts, a China-US military conflict is unlikely to happen in the disputed South China Sea, as it is detrimental to the common interests of both countries in the region.
Xi Jinping's "One Belt, One Road" project is about expanding and securing maritime routes to the Middle East and Europe.
When people try to evaluate China’s global rise, they normally talk about economics statistics, important policies or cultural developments. But during the last 30 years of China’s successful economic modernization, another sublime phenomenon has always accompanied that process. When the People’s Republic of China first opened up to the West in the late 1970’s, one of the first things it did was to re-establish educational exchanges with the West. Education was an…
Hordes of people wearing same-color shirts and caps, happily posing for group pictures and forming a huge crowd wherever they go is another emerging trend in Chinese overseas travel.
The longer China's economy stalls, the lonelier Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China, is certain to get.
Recently the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that more than 200,000 people get killed by car accidents in China every year.
Lei Jun, founder and chief executive officer of Xiaomi, uses a Mi 4i phone during its launch in New Delhi April 23, 2015. Photo: Reuters Last week, Lei Jun, founder of China's largest smartphone maker Xiaomi, presented himself and his company in India. The crowd applauded the speaker, although not many understood him very clearly. The video of the presentation was subsequently uploaded on big video platforms, and caused a big wave of mocking voices. Many Chinese expressed emba…
China is on the move and the world is entering a new economic era. One example that the U.S. may be getting left behind is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, something the U.S. did not join and advised allies that they should stay out of. The advisement was not successful, and traditional economic allies like Italy, France and Germany joined.
The Great Wall is famous worldwide for its long history and heritage, but unfortunately in recent weeks, it has also become a scene of tragedy. The first involved a Canadian visitor accidentally running into a Chinese senior causing the latter’s death, and the second saw a Chinese woman die after falling down. The first story attracted some attention due to the fact a foreigner was involved and raised a debate about how sometimes improper behavior does not just come from the Chin…
In China, Internet is a network of a million little communities. The number of people online at any given moment may exceed the population of many European countries. Each user feels a sense of belonging to his or her own little community in QQ, Weixin, Weibo and many other platforms.
Recently, two reports about China dominated the foreign media coverage. While they are apparently unrelated to each other, if one takes a closer look, the inter-connection becomes quite clear.
For many years, as China grew stronger and more influential, the United States has been pressuring it to assume more global responsibilities.
As a large country with a long and eventful history, China would seem to be one of the most attractive places for travelers. And it is indeed, with its booming metropolises, historic sites and majestic mountains. There is a lot of tourism potential but in reality, it is far from being fully realized. The tourism industry is plagued by serious problems related to maintenance of facilities and availability of services. The National Tourism Administration in April removed the ratings of doz…
Shanghai was the most liberal of the 29 provinces and municipalities analyzed, followed by the wealthy coastal provinces of Guangdong and Zhejiang. Photo: Globaltravelalliance.com Recently, Chinese friends have been posting maps on popular Internet platforms. These maps are mainly colored in red, blue, purple and grey. My first thought was that it looked quite similar to those election poll maps the US media brings out during presidential election. Apparently it was not. In fact,…
The future of the US-China relationship is not predetermined but for the leaders to shape.
During the second quarter of 2014, China’s official GDP performed its usual quarterly miracle, growing at exactly the government’s target rate of 7.5%. Through the prism of Beijing’s data, it was an unremarkable period, like many before it. But a closer look reveals it may have been the single most important quarter for China this decade.
Selling a free-trade agreement at home is hard work, given public scepticism about their effect on American jobs. So as supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership try to round up backers, they increasingly emphasise the geopolitical case for concluding a deal.
It is exactly this danger of chemical spillover, pollution and accidents, let alone explosions, which leads many Chinese citizens in second or third tier cities to oppose the construction of chemical plants close to their homes.
One of Asia’s greatest statesmen Lee Kuan-Yew passed away on March 23. As Singapore’s Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990, Lee led the tiny nation from independence to its rise as one of the world’s wealthiest nations. Lee’s iron rule combined authoritarian rule with economic liberalization policies, earning him widespread admiration.
Congress should back the TPP trade pact as way to engage with Asia.