Editor's Note: Four decades of reform and opening-up have not only turned China into the world's second-largest economy but also changed Chinese people's lifestyle. A veteran journalist with China Daily tries to analyze the change in people's attitude toward mianzi over the years.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict has triggered widespread concern. However, the huge impact of the conflict and the economic sanctions against Russia on the global economy, especially on least-developed countries, deserve urgent attention, too.
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.
I've already made my list and checked it twice－my shopping list, that is, for Singles Day, which traditionally falls on Nov 11 each year.
As a local COVID-19 outbreak has grown there, so have the measures to keep it in check. Residents in some areas have been in lockdown for weeks, and the whole city has been at a standstill since the beginning of the month.
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