Region rallies to support multilateralism, free trade
Region rallies to support multilateralism, free trade

In his speech addressing a business forum in Singapore on Tuesday, Premier Li Keqiang struck a resonant note on multilateralism, stressing that the world should not shun the principles of multilateralism and free trade, and neither does it need to reinvent the wheel. Indeed, with some countries embracing unilateralism and…

Pompeo to meet senior DPRK official in NY
Pompeo to meet senior DPRK official in NY

By China Daily | China Daily | Updated: 2018-11-07 08:00 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled for talks with his counterpart from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in New York on Thursday, a meeting a top United States military officer said may affect the country’s attitude on…

Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border
Pentagon sending 5,200 troops to border

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said it’s sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which US President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central American migrants moving north in slow-moving caravans that are still hundreds…

Merkel move 'poses problems for EU'
Merkel move 'poses problems for EU'

BRUSSELS – Angela Merkel’s decision to quit as German chancellor in 2021 spells uncertainty and possibly paralysis for the European Union as populists rally, diplomats and analysts warn. After her announcement on Monday, the EU is even less likely to bridge divisions on key topics like migration or eurozone reform…

South Korea Firm ordered to pay for forced labor
South Korea Firm ordered to pay for forced labor

South Korea Firm ordered to pay for forced labor South Korea’s highest court on Tuesday ordered a Japanese company to provide compensation for victims’of forced labor during World War II. The Supreme Court, attended by all 13 judges, ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp to pay 100 million won…

Zhang feeds need for greater speed
Zhang feeds need for greater speed

Former sprinter adjusting to switch from track to skeleton Once one of China’s fastest sprinters, Zhang Peimeng is finding new ways to accelerate his adrenalin after switching to skeleton. Over a 13-year career on the track, the 31-year-old Zhang blossomed into a world-class threat in the 100m, but when it…

Crickets and cake are not all it takes to build a good bookstore
Crickets and cake are not all it takes to build a good bookstore

When Natalia de la Ossa from the London Review Bookshop arrived in Chengdu for the International Bookstore Forum in mid-September, it seemed natural for her to offer local readers their selection of the best English-language titles around after the bookshop launched its section at the Sinan Bookshop in Shanghai in…

Whole new galaxy for young shooting stars
Whole new galaxy for young shooting stars

But under-23 competition is met with lukewarm response Plans to launch a new national under-23 league in December have been met with a muted response from clubs, with many fearing they simply lack the numbers to contribute. On Monday, the Chinese Football Association unveiled the league as its latest initiative…

Maltese muscle into sprint for Bolt's services
Maltese muscle into sprint for Bolt's services

Scoring exploits Down Under spark interest in Jamaican icon SYDNEY – Following his scoring exploits in Australia, Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year pro soccer contract in Malta, reports said on Tuesday. Bolt, 32, has been on trial with…

Southgate salutes England's brave new world
Southgate salutes England's brave new world

SEVILLE, Spain – England’s Gareth Southgate praised his side for playing with courage and bravery in Monday’s 3-2 Nations League victory in Spain and said the experience of beating one of the world’s top sides would serve it well. The Three Lions ran riot to take a 3-0 halftime lead…