Good, bad and ugly of negative growth of births
Editor's note: Faced with demographic challenges, the Chinese government has made more efforts to implement the national strategy of proactively responding to the low birth rate and population aging, and promote high-quality development of population growth, writes a veteran journalist with China Daily.
Security conference shouldn't be stage just for US, NATO
The 59th Munich Security Conference — to be held from Friday to Sunday — comes at a time when the world has reached a turning point due to not just the Russia-Ukraine conflict, whose end doesn't seem anywhere in sight, but more importantly the US' effort to divide the world.
Consultation, not a trade war, will settle bilateral disputes
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.
First remove the log from your own eye
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.
Season of super savings for veteran Singles Day shopper
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.
Clarity, unity drives China dsepite western reports
In the aftermath of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, one could walk away from the milestone event noticing a pointed unity and clarity of message. Not strictly among the assembled delegates — though there was plenty to be had in that case as well.
Neighbors must make concerted efforts to fully embrace treaty
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.
Weigh pros and cons before randomly using AI technology
AI can raise productivity and expand GDP, but it can also render non-adaptive workers jobless.
Strikes against Syria unwarranted
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