China's Q1 performance lays stable foundation for annual growth

China achieved a better-than-expected economic performance in the first quarter of the year, laying a stable foundation for the country to meet its growth target in 2019. 

Op-Ed Blog

Jimmy Carter has some advice on how to make America great again

President Trump needs to follow the advice given by his insightful predecessors if he really wants to make the United States great again.

China’s Transsion shows us how to do business in Africa

Transsion, a Shenzhen-based mobile phone maker that many Chinese people haven’t heard of, is extremely successful in Africa because of its ability to cater to the need of local customers.

Pompeo's "nonsensical" remarks on China won't alienate Latin America

Despite the U.S. Secretary of State’s irresponsible remarks on China’s role in Latin America, Sino-Latino cooperation and partnership are set to be further deepened.

China remains a driver of growth for a delicate global economy

The latest figures from China's statistics bureau and the IMF show that the country remains a major engine for global growth in a time of uncertainty.

Strong China-EU ties to bring more stability to the world

The commitment of China and the European Union to further strengthen their strategic partnership and safeguard free trade and multilateralism is expected to play a stabilizing role in global development.

U.S. unilateral path in Mideast to hamper world peace

Hostilities in the Middle East have once again been stirred up due to Washington's unilateral moves, which pose a dangerous threat to world peace.

Smartphone is Sony's "chicken rib”

The Japanese electronics giant Sony has closed its smartphone plant in Beijing after more than 23 years. Meanwhile, plans are reportedly underway for the company to slash half of its smartphone workforce by March next year.

China inclusion in Bloomberg index to diversify asset allocation

The inclusion of China's renminbi-denominated bonds in the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index will facilitate the diversification of global assets and inject new momentum into global growth.


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.