U.S. arms sales to Taiwan will backfire on Washington

U.S. attempts to exert pressure on China by increasing arms sales to Taiwan will backfire on Washington.

Op-Ed Blog

Washington’s prejudice over Hong Kong is a judgement on itself

U.S. politicians who interfere in Hong Kong's affairs will have to face the consequences of their own deeds.

U.S. social media platforms an accomplice to the rioters in Hong Kong

The selective clampdown by social media platforms Twitter and Facebook against nearly a thousand accounts that they accused of carrying out a state-backed disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters reveals their hypocrisy when it comes to freedom of speech.

Politicizing the China-U.S. trade issue won't help resolve the dispute

Washington's attempt to politicize the China-U.S. trade issue by interfering in the affairs of Hong Kong and Taiwan is not helping to lower the trade tensions between the two countries, as Beijing has said time and again that it won't budge on an issue of principle.

Tariffs on China raise the risk of U.S. recession

A whole slew of economic data has signaled that the risk of recession is rising in the United States. Extra tariffs on Chinese imports will only make things worse for American consumers and businesses.

FedEx must be punished for deliberately breaking Chinese law

A FedEx express package in Fujian province has been found containing a handgun, two months after the U.S. courier firm was investigated for breaking Chinese laws. FedEx will have to face punishment for repeated violations.

Listen to what Hong Kong People have to say

A commentary by China Central Television (CCTV) and broadcast nationwide says Hong Kong and its residents have had enough of the riots and violence.

White paper on Xinjiang exposes the West’s false claims

China’s newly released white paper on vocational education and training in Xinjiang provides concrete evidence that the claims made by some Western countries and their media about the training centers are nothing but lies.

New momentum driving China's high-quality development

New momentum accumulating in China's emerging industrial sectors is set to drive the country's high-quality development for years to come.


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.