Protectionism won't help

2012-02-01 08:01:50

Trade protectionism against China is on the rise in the United States. The Obama administration has brought trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate of the previous administration, and it is also creating a trade enforcement unit to investigate the "unfair trade practices" of China and other countries.

A reality check on lunar new year

2012-01-31 10:57:26

Foreigners may scratch their heads in wonder at the world's largest annual human migration, as more than 300 million Chinese people travel to and fro to celebrate the lunar new year.

Riding the tide of the times

2012-01-31 10:54:07

Increasing economic interdependence and globalization are in common interest of all and outweigh ideological differences

China's success here to stay

2012-01-30 10:37:31

Despite being repeatedly proved wrong, proponents of the "China collapse" theory have been using it to win their share of the market. A recent article by Gordon G. Chang in Foreign Policy, a bimonthly US magazine, is one such example.

A year for action

2012-01-30 10:29:05

The world economy in 2011 was not as rosy as most people expected at the beginning of the year. Will this year be better?

Report distorted facts on Tibet 'housing project'

2012-01-28 07:20:21

Human Rights Watch, a New York-based NGO, issued its Global Annual Report of 2012, criticizing some specific cases of human rights conditions in China.

Trade surplus or false alarm

2012-01-21 09:02:40

The Wall Street Journal published an article on Sino-US trade last year, arguing that the flow of goods from China has deeply undermined the United States. The article quoted three American researchers as having said that the economic compromises the US has had to make because of competition from China are far beyond people's imagination.

Powering future development

2012-01-20 08:09:00

At the just concluded fifth annual World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Premier Wen Jiabao made a speech outlining China's efforts to adopt clean technology and renewable energy. However, its coal dominated energy structure will remain difficult to change in the near future, as China is a big country with a low per capita income that requires a large amount of energy to support its ongoing industrialization and urbanization.

Subway clash reveals changing fortunes

2012-01-20 08:09:00

A video clip showing a quarrel between several mainland tourists and local Hong Kong residents on a subway train in the special administrative region has unexpectedly become an Internet hit.

Push for common prosperity

2012-01-19 08:26:16

The "Southern Tour Speeches" by former leader Deng Xiaoping 20 years ago marked a turning point in the history of China's reform and opening-up.

Medical insurance reform

2012-01-19 08:26:16

The message that the free healthcare enjoyed by civil servants will be incorporated into the general employees' medical insurance system is the first step in reform of public welfare.

Balance bonus with other rewards

2012-01-19 08:26:16

You've just been handed a $2,000-year-end bonus by your boss. Since your monthly salary is only $1,000, you are thrilled, right? Well, maybe not. Let's say that last year your boss gave you $3,000 and in addition you learn that everyone else on your floor this year got the same $2,000-bonus you did, including that guy who has only been with the company nine months and the woman who calls in sick nearly every other Friday.