Ron Vara was ‘made up’ by Navarro: Peter’s ‘whimsical’ invention is a step too far

Peter Navarro has shrugged off his fabrication of a so-called authority figure on China as an “inside joke”, but this sinister creation is far from funny.

Op-Ed Blog

Double standards on Hong Kong and Catalonia will backfire

Contrary to their vocal support for violent acts in Hong Kong, western countries have chosen to stay silent on the ongoing pro-independence protests in Catalonia. Their double standards on these situations will be to their own detriment. 

With higher quality development, China fears no headwinds

China's economy fared reasonably well in the first three quarters of this year despite a slew of international challenges. 

Brexit still a step away from being a done deal

Despite a last-minute deal reached between the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union leadership, it's uncertain whether the Brexiteers will have the last laugh.

China's financial market opening signals confidence and strength

China's move to further open up its financial markets provides concrete evidence that Beijing has confidence and determination to fulfill its promises.

Washington's Hong Kong act will have a boomerang effect

If Washington's Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act becomes law, it will not only harm Hong Kong's stability and prosperity but also the interests of the United States itself. 

China remains a positive force in maintaining global food security

China's white paper on food security provides substantive evidence that the country has been and will continue to be a positive force for maintaining global food security.

China and the U.S. are finding practical solutions to trade issues

There's an opportunity for the bilateral relationship between China and the United States to get back on the right track now that both countries are on the same page about how they should resolve their trade disputes. 

China’s foreign trade offers stability to world economy

China's foreign trade has kept up the momentum for stable growth in the first three quarters of this year, proving a major stabilizer of the global economy.


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.