Since the launch of the housing reform in the mid-1990s, the per capita living space in China has reached the level of the developed world, which is a big achievement, writes a veteran journalist with China Daily in the first of a series of commentaries.
A Chinese national living in Germany told me recently that, as a college student in Shanghai back in the 1980s, he used to admire US democracy, but added that he has since become extremely baffled by many of the US' actions.
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.
Even before the sixth plenary session of the Communist Party of China's 19th Central Committee had begun, some media outlets in the US had their takes at the ready.
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