China will play a part in ensuring global ecological security. It takes a village to build an ecological civilization which is vital to sustain any nation's development in the Anthropocene. As the Katowice Climate Change Conference approaches, the world gets an important opportunity to rethink the way to fulfill promises of eco-environmental governance and make our planet a better place to live on.
Overall, there is reason for optimism that Trump will be able to reach agreement with Putin on key issues. The world needs peace and development, not major power confrontation.
We must recover our humanitarian values, those we lost some time ago when we started to grow as a community.
In recent years, the "little fresh meats" craze seems to be sweeping over China. TFBoys have gained women's affection. Their fans regard themselves as "aunts" or "elder sisters" of the three teenage boys. The social influence the young lads exercise and their commercial value is even higher than world-famous celebrities.
What Trump is doing is to change the current multilateral trading system.
Spanish MEP Beatriz Becerra, vice-president of the European Parliament's Human Rights subcomission, acknowledged that "EU needs a common, generous and equitable policy." We must recover our humanitarian values, those we lost some time ago when we started to grow as a community.
According to reports released this year by Rhodium Group, foreign direct investment (FDI) from China into the US dropped 35 percent in 2017 and then plunged 92 percent to $1.8 billion in the first five months of this year.
The wealth gap in China will remain large, but the problem is being addressed. Hopefully, the new rule can help celebrities focus on their work instead of manipulating taxes.
To sum up, China and the EU are currently collaborating to preserve what Trump is challenging. This cooperation provides new opportunities for a harmonious engagement of the two sides in dealing with rather "unnecessary" international problems. But to assume this cooperation might signal the beginning of a new process leading the EU away from the US on issues touching upon China's national interest, is rather closer to utopia than to reality. Therefore, while Sino-European relations are developing fast, restrictions should not be ignored.
Sustainable and affordable quality infrastructure for all is an African priority essential for the success of the BRI. Empowering Africa's private sector, including SMEs, to maximize finance for development should be geared to effectively contribute toward achieving not only a sustainable climate-friendly growth, but also an inclusive one, thereby harnessing BRI as a catalyst for reducing inequality, advancing shared prosperity, and contributing to the stability of the African Continent.
Owing to the Chinese policy of investing in a shared future, the developing world is now looking toward China rather than at traditional players of global growth. The inventive methods adopted by China in fostering development are a lesson that any developing nation can overcome challenges even during the span of a single generation.
All in all, it is the first time China has issued such an official document in relation to world trade. Together with its determination to systematically present economic progress to international public opinion, the Chinese administration recognizes the importance of the WTO.
If the US and Taiwan insist on playing with fire, let them burn their hands.
The WTO had plenty of problems. But it was the only system in place. A world without it functioning at least moderately effectively would be a far less predictable, and stable, one in terms of trade flows and business sentiment. For that reason, China is now speaking up forcefully for an entity it took 14 years to join, and which so many thought it would never be able to fully function in. We live in the era where China is the great defender of the values of world trade, and the US under Trump is fast becoming an antagonist and opponent.
Both Putin and Trump want to improve ties. If they can be pragmatic during the summit and do not set unrealistic goals, they will likely be able to control the downward spiral in relations. In particular, US midterm elections in November will be highly relevant to ties with Russia. A Republican victory can help Trump cement his position and gain some space in managing relations with Russia.
Canberra needs to have a correct understanding of the bilateral relationship, bearing in mind the long-term interests of both sides and take effective steps to prove it is sincere toward improving ties with Beijing.
What the travel ban concerns is not just immigration or Trump's personal political achievement. Behind it is the showdown between liberals and conservatives that will shape the US political landscape in the coming decades. When Trump-led conservatives have already taken the upper hand, how should the liberals respond? The midterm election four months later will be the first major test to be taken.
If bowing and apologizing in the media and before the public can simply nullify wrongdoings, then their actions are an unacceptable sham. I can't help but to feel puzzled: just how heartfelt are Japanese apologies?