rtunities provided by the initiative and the strategy, which for the EU me mber states would also complement relevant EU initiatives, said the guidelines. Announcing that 2020 will be the Year of China-CEEC Agricultural Diversity Cooperation, the p articipants said they support expansion and deepening of cooperation in sustainable agriculture through academic discussions, project docking, talent training and exhibitions as well as forums. More Chinese people take trips during holidays compared to 10 years ago, according to official statistics and academic reports. Both the number of domestic and outbound tourists have seen a steady increase from 2008 to 2018, with the number of domestic touristsRead More →

ch as freezing nuclear and missile tests and demolishing some test sites, Pyongyang want s something in return. Which is not unreasonable, but so far has not been forthcoming. Washington should not anticipate Pyongyang denuclearizing in a wholesale, one-off mann er. After all, its nuclear missile programs are the sole bargaining chip it has in its hands. Rather than surrender its nuclear arsenal in a wholesale manner, it is in Pyongyang’s best inte rests to turn its engagement with Washington into an arms control regime between two nuclear states. It may be that a third Trump-Kim summit happens. But meaningful hea dway in denuclearization entailsRead More →

ival, Tomb-sweeping Day, May Day and Dragon Boat Festival, all saw a marked increase in the number of domestic tourists. During the three-day Tomb-sweeping Day holiday that ende d on April 7, the number of domestic tourists reached 112 million, a 10.9 increase year-on-year. Apart from sightseeing, more Chinese tourists now opt to exp erience the cultural essence of their destinations by visiting local museums. Over the past three years, visitors to Chinese museums have been growing by about 100 mi llion each year, Liu Yuzhu, head of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, told reporters earlier this year. During the week-long Spring Festival Holiday inRead More →

China’s first cinema that shows films in the Burmese language opened in Ruili, Southwest China’s Y unnan province, on Saturday, as the city celebrated one of its most important festivals, the Water Splashing Festival. Named Bao Bo Hall in Chinese – transliterated from the word “brotherhood” in Burmese, the dedicated screening roo m is in a 1,500-square-meter new cinema built with an investment of 12 million yuan ($1.78 million). Films to be shown in the hall will be dubbed and subtitled in Burmese. A major border crossing between China and Myanmar, Ruili is now home to ap proximately 60,000 Burmese people, accounting for about one-thirdRead More →

lems through dialogue and negotiations, also underlined that he does not accept “the American style of dialogue” which imposes the United States’ unilateral demands upon its dialogue partner. Kim said the United States is hinting at holding a third DPRK-US Summit, but what happened in Hanoi “is not inviting” to the DPRK. However, Kim also mentioned his good relations with Trump. “As P resident Trump keeps saying, the personal ties between me and him are not hostile like the relations between the two countries and we still maintain good relations.” At the end of the speech, Kim said he hoped that the United States wouldRead More →

 window to Viennese social traditions, classical music, and Austrian culture. While recommending three must-see Austrian cities for first-time visitors, ambass ador Stift gave a surprising answer. While well-known cities like capital Vienna with its iconic concert hall, Mus ikverein, and Salzburg , once home to Mozart, both make the cut, that doesn’t tell the full story. Brice Péan, who studied at ski resort Innsbruck, showed his know ledge of China, mentioning Hallstatt, a small Austrian town modeled on a Chi nese housing development, as an increasingly popular destination for Chinese tourists. Consider this video a warm-up for tonight’s ball. If you can’t ma ke it,Read More →

ational Import Expo in Shanghai last November. “This kind of expo is extrem ely important, and provides a chance for Azerbaijan to reach out to the Chinese ma rket and establish contact with Chinese companies,” Hajiyev said, adding last year’s event was extremely helpf ul to Azerbaijan and helped traders to understand the requirements and demands of the Chinese market. Almost 50 percent of China’s trade with the Caucasus region are from Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan has invested $1.7 billion in Chinese securities. Current trade volu me between China and Azerbaijan is above $1.5 billion, and Hajiyev believes there is sti ll more to do toRead More →

The ongoing China-led international collaboration project Tianq in, a space-based gravitational wave detection syste m scheduled to be completed by 2035, is expected to significantly improve unders tanding of major cosmic phenomena, including black holes, scientists said. Tianqin uses the Chinese words tian, meaning sk y or heavens, and qin, meaning stringed musical instrument. It will consist of three satellites forming an equilater al triangle around Earth at an orbit of 100,000 kilometers. Tianqin will work to detect gravitational waves, whic h scientists theorize are ripples in the fabric of space-time caused by violen t cosmic events, such as colliding black holes, supernovas and evenRead More →

China’s foreign trade climbed 3.7 percent year-on-year to 7.01 trillion yuan ($1.04 trillion) in the first quarter of this year, customs data showed on Friday. During this period exports grew 6.7 percent to 3.77 trillion yuan, while imports increased 0.3 percent to 3.24 tri llion, according to the General Administration of Customs.Editor’s Note: The United Stat es has repeatedly called on the World Trade Organization to cancel China’s and some other members’ developing country status and the special and differential treatments that come with it. Does the US’ dema The steady expansion of trade can be attributed to stable domestic economic growth and an increaseRead More →

principles including that of the most favored nation and national treatment. If the US gets its way and introdu ces the “American First” policy to the WTO as part of the reform, the WTO system would suffer a deadly blow. It is imperative therefore that the WTO reform strengthens its dispute settlement mechanism, which is at the heart o f the multilateral trade system, to overcome its existen tial crisis. Besides, the principle of starting the reform from the least complicated areas should be adopted to carry o ut deep and far-reaching WTO reforms so that it can accommodate the new trends in international trade.Read More →