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HK media club out of order in its pursuit of headlines
HK media club out of order in its pursuit of headlines

The frenzy in the Western media over the official stance of the Chinese government regarding the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong inviting a known separatist as guest speaker at a luncheon is contrived and ideologically motivated. The official statement issued by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry…

Job market shows progress toward quality growth
Job market shows progress toward quality growth

The recently released National Bureau of Statistics data for the first half of the year show the unemployment rate in urban areas has stayed at a relatively low level, between 4.8 percent and 5 percent. The newly released surveyed unemployment rate since April can better reflect the true situation of…

Talks best way for US to settle trade disputes
Talks best way for US to settle trade disputes

China launched reform and opening-up in 1978, and established diplomatic relations with the United States one year later. Since then economic and trade ties between the two sides have deepened and facilitated China’s remarkable economic growth. But the US has been the largest overseas beneficiary of China’s growth bonus. China’s…

Is local government's hyperloop plan a good investment or vanity project?
Is local government's hyperloop plan a good investment or vanity project?

THE GOVERNMENT OF TONGREN, a city in Southwest China’s Guizhou province, and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, a US startup, have signed a cooperation framework agreement to build the first hyperloop in China. Qianjiang Evening News comments: The planned hyperloop is to be 10 kilometers long for pods traveling at speeds of…

Has the meeting in Helsinki reset US-Russia relations?
Has the meeting in Helsinki reset US-Russia relations?

It seems few share US President Donald Trump’s optimism that his summit on Monday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki helped dispel some of the tensions between the two countries. True, just as Trump said before the summit, the world wants to see him and Putin get along,…

Kindergartens should not be elementary schools
Kindergartens should not be elementary schools

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION recently issued a notice banning kindergartens from teaching primary school courses. China Youth Daily comments: The notice, which forbids kindergartens teaching elementary school content, is a response to parents’ mounting complaints that kindergartens are becoming more and more examination oriented and focusing on rote memory learning….

Arrogance, bias of IP accusations
Arrogance, bias of IP accusations

As an effort to demonize China and justify its ongoing trade spat with China, the White House issued a report on June 19, 2018, titled How China’s Economic Aggression Threatens the Technologies and Intellectual Property of the United States and the World. Bloomberg described the report as the “latest salvo…

US should behave reasonably, instead of peddling falsehoods
US should behave reasonably, instead of peddling falsehoods

To overcome their fears of what they believe is China’s “economic aggression” and make rational decisions, policymakers in the United States should avoid being misled by distorted reports that demonize China’s intellectual property rights protection. One such report, closely related to the ongoing trade spat initiated by the US against…

Dispute reveals conflicting views
Dispute reveals conflicting views

This is the fourth article that I have had published since April elaborating on China’s position with regard to the trade dispute with the United States and to call on all parties to support free trade and oppose protectionism. Between the first of those articles and this one, a principled…

Japan set to stick to the plan
Japan set to stick to the plan

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia – Keisuke Honda said Japan has a blueprint for the future despite being knocked out of the World Cup in painful fashion by Belgium on Monday. Akira Nishino’s side was leading 2-0 in Rostov-on-Don thanks to goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui, and was seemingly headed for…