Op-Ed Blog

China's economic resilience provides ammunition for trade war

China doesn't want this fight, but it has the ammunition it needs if a fight can't be avoided.

Rereading Thomas Friedman ten years on

President Trump's claim that America's problems are the result of Chinese people living "too well for too long" isn't an argument based on economics.

The United States is feeding the world with "poison pills"

The U.S. may be able to bully other countries by its power with a "poison pill" clause, but it cannot prevent normal and justified trade decisions and diplomatic choices.

Tougher take-off for US-made airplanes

Tariffs on airplane and airliner parts clog the supply chain of a thriving industry, an industry that's important not just to the US and China – but also global commerce.

China-ASEAN RCEP deal is bad news for Trump's trade war

With the RCEP standing to create the largest trading bloc in the world, with China itself a member, it sets the stage for a long-term failure in Washington's strategy against Beijing.

Trump could isolate US in coercing allies against China

US President Donald Trump seems willing to risk allies' national interests in his trade and geopolitical wars against China. 

SCO free trade area could be a tool in the fight against protectionism

It is no easy task to establish a free trade area, but judging from the momentum the SCO has gained in its development, the basic conditions required are in place.

Premier Li’s trip to help promote connectivity

Premier Li Keqiang's current visit is a major part of the effort by China to forge consensus on bilateral and regional affairs and promoting greater connectivity between China and its partners in Asia and Europe. 

“The art of the deal" can’t be a light for the world

The IMF said that in a highly uncertain political environment, trade risks have become a major challenge for the global economy. IMF Managing Director called on world leaders "to join hands to fix the current trade system, not destroy it".

Nobody can win in the trade war game

The world is currently entering uncertain times, politically and economically. Brexit threatens the state of the EU, trade wars abound between nations, and the harmony of the planet is indeed threatened.

Going full circle for growth and the planet

The business case for making our economy more sustainable is clear. 

Claims of “debt trap" diplomacy don’t stand up to scrutiny

In the widely-reported speech United States Vice President Mike Pence made last week attacking China, he accused China’s government of setting "debt traps" for developing countries in the form of infrastructure loans.

So long as it links

As China continues its global engagement through the Belt and Road Initiative, major trading powers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East have taken bold steps in infrastructure investment. 

Mike Pence's speech arouses laughter on China's social media

During the National Day holiday in China last week, United States Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech in which he boasted about the strength of the United States, and criticized China's development ambitions. 

It's the time to end the folly trade dispute

The last few weeks have witnessed two momentous events in world trade. The first has been the US government's move to impose further tariffs on Chinese goods amounting to date to around 250 billion US dollars.

"China is not an enemy of the United States"

Colin Powell, the first African-American to serve as Secretary of State, along with Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State, made it clear that China is not an enemy of the United States.

Technology transfer is a two-way street

Chinese farmers in the south have long used celery seeds to treat epilepsy. But a small pharma company in northern China has extracted a chemical from celery oil and turned it into a real medicine. 

No country can solve global questions on its own

Multilateralism is a very important foundation for maintaining a stable world order after World War II. 

Making China a scapegoat would not make America great again

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and State Councilor Yang Jiechi in Beijing on Monday came amid tense relations between the two major powers.

Britain cannot afford to follow America's economic warfare

European Council (EC) President Donald Tusk said Saturday that a Brexit deal was possible by the end of this year, after EC chief Jean-Claude Juncker noted that the chance of a deal has greatly increased despite disagreement on a dose of issues.

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