China to provide North Korea “utmost assistance” in security

BY SILVI WRITER and XINHUA Beijing is to provide “utmost assistance” for Pyongyang’s to address security and development concerns, visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping told the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s paramount leader Kim Jong-Un on Thursday, Xinhua News Agency reported in a Chinese story. This is by far the clearest message that China is willing to provide its communist neighbor some sort of security … Continue reading China to provide North Korea “utmost assistance” in security

China’s top-level leaders who have been to North Korea

BY SILVI WRITER Chinese President Xi Jinping is finally going to visit North Korea this time, making him the first China’s top leader to do so in 14 years. Last year, Xi sent his right-hand man to go on his behalf. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People’s Congress and the third-ranking official in the Communist Party’s Politburo Standing Committee, visited Pyongyang as Xi’s special … Continue reading China’s top-level leaders who have been to North Korea

China, Russia boost Arctic gas extraction

BY CHINA DIALOGUE China and Russia promised more collaboration to open up the northern sea route and develop the Arctic region with more infrastructure, resource extraction and tourism, during Xi Jinping’s state visit last week. The so-called “Ice Silk Road”, which, ironically, is dependent on global heating reducing ice coverage, aims to “develop a global trade corridor between the Pacific and the Atlantic”, writes government … Continue reading China, Russia boost Arctic gas extraction

Winners and losers of the trade war

BY JOHN GONG, for CGTN US President Trump always views the world through the lenses of winners and losers. This can be easily concluded from the thousands of tweets he has puked out of his living quarters in the White House, what some aides secretly described as “the devil’s workshop.” “You know what, we always win!” is the favorite phrase he has repeated hundreds of … Continue reading Winners and losers of the trade war

China formally arrests two Canadians over security concerns

BY CHINA DAILY China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained in December last year on suspicion of endangering national security, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Thursday. Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, has been arrested by Chinese authorities in accordance with the law on suspicion of prying into state secrets and intelligence for overseas forces, Lu said at a regular news conference. … Continue reading China formally arrests two Canadians over security concerns

China-US rivalry not a clash of civilizations

BY SONG WEI, FOR GLOBAL TIMES Kiron Skinner, director of policy planning at the US Department of State, argued on April 29 that China-US competition is a “clash of civilizations.” This has triggered dissenting voices in the US as well as internationally. Skinner described competition with China as, “a fight with a really different civilization and a different ideology, and the United States hasn’t had … Continue reading China-US rivalry not a clash of civilizations

What is the Belt and Road?

BY THE PEOPLE’S DAILY From Southeast Asia to Africa and Europe, a total of 125 countries and 29 international organizations have signed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation documents with China as of March 27, 2019, accounting for over 40 percent of global GDP. The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, a leading platform for international cooperation under the framework of the BRI, … Continue reading What is the Belt and Road?