Op-Ed Blog

China's three economic missions for 2019

The outcomes from this week's leadership gathering can go a long way towards reassuring the world that the future is bright for China's economy in 2019.

It’s not a miracle: 40 years of hard work made China a powerhouse

With the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up approaching, it’s a good time to reflect on the changes that the years of hard work and innovation have brought to the lives of ordinary people.

The world is watching Canada

As Canada's judiciary approves bail conditions for Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, its politicians must be mulling over its impact on Sino-Canadian friendship.

Human rights in China centered on innovation and pragmatism

Through continuing perseverance over the coming decades, people in China will enjoy better protected human rights and greater dignity, freedom, and happiness.  

OPEC cut signals Middle East change

A shakeup of the international relations pattern in the Middle East is in the works with Qatar's withdrawal from OPEC.

Canada jumps to the frontline of political kidnapping

The Canada that “will not be pushed around” has just now played the part of a dishonorable “pusher”: its detention of a Huawei executive at the request of the US is both despicable and unsettling.

Can Canada still claim to be the great "human rights defender?"

With the arrest of a Chinese businesswoman in Vancouver, the United States and Canada will see their justice systems likened to "the Emperor's New Clothes." 

Building bonds with a value beyond dollars

President Xi Jinping's visits to Spain, Argentina, Panama, and Portugal, along with the G20 Leaders' Summit, show that the world’s desire for global engagement and multilateralism remains strong. 

The next three months crucial for both China and the U.S.

China and the U.S. now have an opportunity to resolve their trade concerns and realize win-win results if they come to the negotiations with sincerity, treat each other as equals, and strive for mutual benefits.

Century-old 'canal affinity' between China and Panama

The significance of China's ties with a nation at the crossroads of the world can never be overemphasized.  

Trade and trust in U.S.-China trade tensions

We all know what really matters is not how a war begins, but how it ends. China and the U.S. have decided to hold their fire and sit down to talk.

Halt in escalation of trade tensions a step in the right direction

By hitting the brakes to avoid a further escalation of the trade frictions, the presidents of China and the U.S. have shown a willingness to meet in the middle and resolve their differences through dialogue.

Look beyond the horizon and steer the world economy in right direction

To find the right path out of an unhealthy global economy, one must stand up and look beyond the horizon, and this is true especially of the leaders attending the current G20 summit.

WTO Reform: The will and way to find middle ground

The best option for WTO reform must surely be a package in which everyone can find something they like, but also elements they may find challenging but can accept.

G20 leaders meet in Argentina with the world economy at a crossroads

As the world economy stands at a crossroads, the need for the world's leaders to work together is as great now as it has been at any time in the G20's decade-long history.

Looking at the G20 through the rear-view mirror of history

The world needs the leaders of the G20 to rekindle their willingness to unite and cooperate to avert a new economic crisis.
 

Lessons in history for a G20 summit at a crossroads

After November's APEC meeting ended with no agreed communique for the first time in the forum's 30-year history, it's feared the latest G20 event will turn out to be a somewhat ceremonial occasion.

China and Europe affirm their support for free trade ahead of G20

Against the increasingly negative backdrop of the impact of trade protectionism on global growth, China's commitment to join hands with Germany, and Europe more broadly, to build an open global economy has sent a strong positive signal.

What to expect at G20 when globalization faces countercurrent

The world waits to find out what the outcomes of the annual G20 Summit will be, particularly at a time when globalization and multilateralism are coming under fire from protectionism and unilateralism.

Opportunities and challenges face China-Latin America community

Against the backdrop of increasing uncertainties around the world, China and Latin American countries face both opportunities and challenges in developing a community of common destiny.

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