Chinese President Xi Jinping urges backing for his new Silk Road Initiative while addressing world leaders at a summit in Beijing, stressing the importance of rejecting protectionism in seeking global economic growth. As David Pollard reports, China has pledged $124 billion to make the plan a reality. Continue reading
China Global Television Network (CGTN) – China has shut down 67, or one third its ivory factories and retail stores, and will shut down the remaining 105 by the end of the year, according to the State Forestry Administration on Friday.
China Central Television (CCTV) – The mango embryos that spent 33 days orbiting the Earth on the China’s Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft have survived and grew brand new cells at a lab in south China’s Hainan Province.
Officials at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington prepare giant panda Bao Bao for her trip to China.
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Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is being celebrated across the globe as the Year of the Rooster arrives on Saturday.
Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
Trump’s hard line on China has American companies which have invested billions there sweating. As Eve Johnson reports, life could get very uncomfortable for them if Trump angers the Chinese people and this may be precisely the president-elect’s strategy.
Analysts say Trump’s announcement the U.S. will withdraw from the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) will hurt America’s ability to negotiate trade deals in the future, might impact US companies across different sectors.
Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei weighs in on U.S. election, human rights in China, the refugee crisis and other weighty subjects in a question and answer session at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
China plans to implement a social credit system that uses big data to monitor the behavior of citizens.