President Xi Jinping speaks during the APEC CEO Summit on Friday ahead of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam.Li Tao / Xinhua

Open economy 'benefits all', Xi says

President Xi Jinping sent a strong message of pursuing open global economies, supporting free trade and building a multilateral trade system in a highly anticipated speech delivered at the APEC CEO Summit in Vietnam on Friday.


Asia-Pacific's role vital to free trade

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to continue driving world economic growth and promoting free trade at a time when many countries are grappling to find ways to push forward globalization. Accounting for about 60 percent of the global gross domestic product, the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation makes up nearly half of the world's trade and 40 percent of its population.


China's credentials lauded in climate-change effort

BONN, Germany - At the ongoing United Nations climate talks in Bonn, global environment organizations and climate experts and officials hailed the opportunities and potential China offers in regard to global climate cooperation and to the implementation of measures to tackle changing weather patterns.


Judgment day arrives for Evra

MARSEILLE, France - Patrice Evra was due to find out his disciplinary fate this weekend, with the Frenchman in danger of being fired by Marseille and heavily sanctioned by UEFA for aiming a karate kick at one of his team's own fans.

Weekend Life

1840: Why the 19th-century opium wars between imperial China and Britain are still relevant in modern China

In his speech at the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October, President Xi Jinping said ancient China was a great nation.


Melting pot of cultures

Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, is where you can enjoy the integration of cultures, unique architecture and retrace the steps of Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.


Chinese musicians bring music to philadelphia communities

In the eyes of Li Zhixiang, delegation head of China's National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra (NCPAO), the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of NCPAO's most famed strategic partners, carries special weight to him and his team.


The web we weave

A large space in a three-story redbrick building, located in southeast Berlin near the river Spree, is home to nearly 100 spiders.


Online progress

Twenty-nine-year-old Huang Bin from Baishenmiao town, Shucheng county in Anhui province suffers from cerebral palsy. So, he started to run a small shop in his village after he finished junior high.

Goings On

Lose losers despite trump break

Denis Waitley, a motivational speaker, said, "Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future."