Editor's note: Four decades of reform and opening-up have not only turned China into the world's second largest economy but also changed the way of life in the country. A veteran journalist with China Daily looks at how Chinese attitudes toward marriage have changed.
The Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment launched by G7 leaders during their just-concluded summit in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, has become an instant laughing stock for its empty rhetoric and its bid to "counter" the China-led Belt and Road Initiative.
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.
Americans are now blaming a host of social ills－stagnant wages, de-industrialization, inequality－even obesity and drug addiction－on globalization. More to the point, politicians and pundits of all stripes are blaming China. But most of the bad stuff that has happened in the US economy has little to do with globalization or China. Instead, it is caused by bad domestic economic policies followed over the last 30 years.
I've already made my list and checked it twice－my shopping list, that is, for Singles Day, which traditionally falls on Nov 11 each year.
If I appear harsh on my homeland, it's because so many suffer there — and everywhere! — despite a material abundance that could secure a decent life for everyone.
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