Only cooperation and dialogue can secure a safer world

The annual Munich Security Conference has wrapped up, with most countries embracing the idea of cooperation and dialogue, as well as multilateralism in securing a safer world.

Op-Ed Blog

Chemical weapons attack footage in Syria 'staged' by western media

From WMDs in Iraq to chemical weapons in Syria and the "death" of a Uyghur artist in China's Xinjiang, the Western Media is a shareholder in the age of fake news.

What lesson should be learned from staged BBC story on Syria?

If a staged story is reported as a true story, it can be as damaging as lying.

Warsaw conference exposes ongoing divisions on Iran policy

Washington's efforts to form an alliance against Iran appear unlikely to bear fruit in the short term, and there is a long way to go before peace can be restored in the Middle East.

Why China remains a magnet for foreign investment

China has been a top performer when it came to attracting foreign investment in the adverse global environment of 2018. As the country continues to streamline its business environment, it's expected to remain a magnet for foreign capital inflows.

Robust holiday consumption signifies steady upward trend

Consumption in the Chinese market during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday experienced a strong growth, a sign that China will remain a powerful engine propelling global economic growth.

Chinese New Year injects new vitality into world tourism

The craze for travelling abroad during Chinese New Year has become a new bridge for connecting China to the rest of the world.  It is estimated that some 7 million overseas trips will be made during the holiday.

Opening up delivers more imported products

Thanks to China's opening up, shoppers across the country are filling their baskets with a wide range of imported products to help them celebrate the arrival of the New Year and the country's increasing prosperity.

How technology has reshaped Chinese New Year

Technology is reshaping the Spring Festival season in China. With the country about to further open-up its market, the lives of Chinese people could soon see more profound changes.


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.