Editor's Note: Thanks to years of efforts, China has made some remarkable achievements in the field of environmental protection. But can it overcome the remaining challenges? In the fifth of a series of commentaries, a senior journalist of China Daily tries to find the answer:
Two weeks ago when I found that my Belgian friend didn't know much about the history of Shenzhen despite being on a brief business trip there, I grabbed the chance to give him a crash course.
The trade friction between the United States and China does not signify a tipping point in the Sino-US relationship, experts have said, even though the two countries have slapped tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods.
Americans are now blaming a host of social ills－stagnant wages, de-industrialization, inequality－even obesity and drug addiction－on globalization. More to the point, politicians and pundits of all stripes are blaming China. But most of the bad stuff that has happened in the US economy has little to do with globalization or China. Instead, it is caused by bad domestic economic policies followed over the last 30 years.
Under the searing afternoon sunshine in Hongsibu of Wuzhong city, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, I crouched beside one of the hundreds of sage-green bushes in neat rows and ran my hand across the bright red goji berries, growing in a meandering string like Christmas lights tucked among the leaves.
Premier Li Keqiang has officially invited his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to visit China from Thursday to Saturday. It will be the first official visit to China by a Japanese prime minister in seven years.
AI can raise productivity and expand GDP, but it can also render non-adaptive workers jobless.
Since the outbreak of the "Arab Spring" seven years ago, much has changed in the political and security landscape in the Middle East. What has not changed is the fact that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad remains persona non grata for the United States and its allies