China, Philippines sign MOU to advance Belt and Road construction

China and the Philippines upgraded their ties to comprehensive strategic cooperation relations and agreed to advance the Belt and Road construction after President Xi Jinping and President Rodrigo Duterte held talks on Tuesday.


Global markets sink again as tech and retail stocks drop

Stocks are skidding Tuesday morning, putting the market back into the red for the year, as weak results from retailers and mounting losses for big technology companies compound the market's losses from Monday.

Cities and netizens light up for children

Cities and communities in China joined hands with their youngest citizens today to celebrate World Children's Day by lighting up their iconic monuments and buildings, and holding various online and offline events.

Suicide bomber targets clerics in Afghan capital, 43 killed

A suicide bomber targeted a gathering of hundreds of Muslim religious scholars in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 43 people, Afghan officials said.

China, S. Korea should work together to build open world economy

Visiting Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong has said that China and South Korea should strengthen cooperation to safeguard a rule-based multilateral trading system and build an open world economy.

Chinese to vote on 2018 Chinese Character and Word of the Year

An annual campaign to select the 2018 Chinese Character and Word of the Year began Tuesday.

Chinese schools to debut AI textbooks in 2019

China's first AI textbook series designed for primary and secondary school students is expected to debut in 2019, reports the

Footprint fossils suggest China's trade hub once dinosaur paradise

Paleontologists have identified over 100 dinosaur footprints in Yiwu in eastern China's Zhejiang Province after a dinosaur research project concluded its excavation stage.

JD's first large-scale UAV debuts in Shaanxi

Chinese e-commerce giant launches its first large-scale unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Shaanxi, which will be used for bulk cargo deliveries in the future.

Trump pressed to levy harsh US response to Khashoggi killing

President Donald Trump faces increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital, killing 4

​A gunman opened fire Monday at a Chicago hospital, killing four people, including a police officer and two hospital employees. The suspect was also dead.

Entrepreneurs explore commercial potential of Yiwu-Madrid train line

At a forum held on Monday in the Spanish capital, Chinese and Spanish businesspeople jointly explored the export and import potential arising from the train line between Yiwu and Madrid.

China launches pilot UAV traffic management program

A pilot traffic management program for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) was launched Monday in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province.



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LU Xiankun Professor LU Xiankun is Managing Director of LEDECO Geneva and Associate Partner of IDEAS Centre Geneva. He is Emeritus Professor of China Institute for WTO Studies of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Wuhan University (WHU) of China and visiting professor or senior research fellow of some other universities and think tanks in China and Europe. He also sits in management of some international business associations and companies, including as Senior Vice President of Shenzhen UEB Technology LTD., a leading e-commerce company of China. Previously, Mr. LU was senior official of Chinese Ministry of Commerce and senior diplomat posted in Europe, including in Geneva as Counsellor and Head of Division of the Permanent Mission of China to the WTO and in Brussels as Commercial Secretary of the Permanent Mission of China to the EU. Benjamin Cavender Benjamin Cavender is a Shanghai based consultant with more than 11 years of experience helping companies understand consumer behavior and develop go to market strategies for China. He is a frequent speaker on economic and consumer trends in China and is often featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Channel News Asia. Sara Hsu Sara Hsu is an associate professor from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is a regular commentator on Chinese economy. Xu Qinduo Xu Qinduo is CRI's former chief correspondent to Washington DC, the United States. He works as the producer, host and commentator for TODAY, a flagship talk show on current affairs. Mr. Xu contributes regularly to English-language newspapers including Shenzhen Daily and Global Times as well as Chinese-language radio and TV services.

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