Deeds not words expected of G20 Summit

The world expects the G20 multilateral mechanism to defuse crises and put the world economy on the right track.

Op-Ed Blog

Pompeo’s role as troublemaker runs counter to diplomacy

​US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continues to be a politically troublesome figure in the global arena. Washington stands at a critical juncture as it redesigns the national strategy blueprint within a Cold War framework.

Further pressure will only be counterproductive

The latest move by the U.S. to suppress Chinese supercomputing institutions violates the consensus reached by the two presidents in Argentina at the end of last year, and it is not in keeping with the messages conveyed during their recent phone call.

Chinese assets become a standard-bearer for global asset allocation

The fact that the world's two largest index providers have included Chinese shares into their global benchmarks show that China's assets have become a standard-bearer for global asset allocation.

Fair and equal dialogue the key to solving China-U.S. trade dispute

The presidents of China and the United States have agreed to meet during the G20 Summit in Osaka to discuss their ongoing trade dispute. But progress can only be achieved through dialogue based on mutual respect, equality, and mutual benefit.

Marco Rubio's duplicity tarnishes the image of the United States

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's demand that foreign companies pay to use American patents while forbidding them from asking for patent fees owed by American firms is nothing less than robbery and extortion.

Suppression cannot stop China's sci-tech innovation

There are some in today's United States who would rather block and suppress technological progress in other countries. Such a call for technological hegemony may one day find the country isolated and left behind.

A critical step towards the two-way opening up of capital market

The launch of the Shanghai-London Stock Connect program opens channels for two-way capital flows for both Chinese and international investors. It demonstrates China’s determination to further expand access to its capital market.

Solve trust deficit for a better future for Asia and the world

Chinese President Xi Jinping is calling for more to be done to solve the four "deficits" currently affecting global affairs, including trust, peace, development and governance, in order to create a better future for Asia and the world.


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.