The trade friction between the United States and China does not signify a tipping point in the Sino-US relationship, experts have said, even though the two countries have slapped tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods.
During his recent visit to Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed his mission was to advance US partnerships with those African countries. His real mission, however, was to bad-mouth China and turn the promising continent into a disastrous geopolitical battleground. That he did so by using his new tactic of not mentioning China by name does not change the real goal of his mission.
The whole world should breathe a sigh of relief at the news that China and the United States have signed a phase one trade deal. Even though the deal is not comprehensive and many issues are still to be resolved, any step showing goodwill and amity between China and the US is important for shaping the rest of the 21st century for the better.
All over the world, protest movements are on the march. In places as diverse as Chile, Haiti, Iraq, Ecuador, France and Bolivia, people are taking to the streets to make their voices heard. Their demands are varied, but all have come to the conclusion they must engage in direct action to get what they believe their governments won't give.
Premier Li Keqiang has officially invited his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to visit China from Thursday to Saturday. It will be the first official visit to China by a Japanese prime minister in seven years.
AI can raise productivity and expand GDP, but it can also render non-adaptive workers jobless.
Since the outbreak of the "Arab Spring" seven years ago, much has changed in the political and security landscape in the Middle East. What has not changed is the fact that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains persona non grata for the United States and its allies
Back in 2009, China was wrongly accused by the West of "hijacking" the Copenhagen talks on climate change.