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Import expo shows China is further opening for business with the world

[2019-10-30 07:56]

That President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the 2nd China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Nov 5, as he did the first last year, indicates the great significance the world's second-largest economy attaches to the events, which are part of its efforts to develop an open trading network.

Closed skies not conducive to peace

[2019-10-30 07:56]

Like the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the 34-signatory "Open Skies" treaty has been a crucial part of a Cold War-era strategic architecture serving global peace long past that superpower standoff.

New methods to improve governance

[2019-10-30 07:56]

A main theme of the on-going Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee is: How to promote modern national governance. It was at the Third Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee in November 2013 that the Party put forward that "the overall goal of comprehensively deepening reform is to improve and develop the socialist system with Chinese characteristics and modernize the country's governance system and governance capacity".

IS leader's death doesn't reduce terror threat

[2019-10-30 07:56]

Editor's Note: The United States announced on Sunday that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a US raid in Syria on Saturday. How will this affect US politics and the security situation in the Middle East? Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily's Liu Jianna. Excerpts follow:

Handle juvenile delinquents' cases with utmost caution

[2019-10-30 07:56]

Editor's Note: A 13-year-old boy who killed a 10-year-old girl after failing to rape her in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province, early this month, may not face trial because minors below the age of 14 are exempted from criminal charges. The case has sparked a heated debate on whether the criminal accountability age should be lowered. Two experts share their views on the issue with China Daily's Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:

Death of Baghdadi does not mean end of fight against terrorism

[2019-10-29 07:36]

There is no doubt the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a significant contribution to the international efforts to fight terrorism. Or that the US president's announcement of the US operation which led to his death will boost his own reelection chances.

Hong Kong society is fed up with rioters

[2019-10-29 07:36]

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government strongly condemned the criminal acts by rioters at a number of locations in Kowloon, including arson and vandalism and the now habitual gas-bombing of police, after hardcore rioters went on a rampage again on Sunday.

New rules promise better subway etiquette

[2019-10-29 07:36]

The new regulation of dos and don'ts for people using urban rail transit services, which was issued by the Ministry of Transport recently, may seem a no-brainer for anyone who is aware of some basic social etiquette. But its publication - and implementation starting April 1 next year - is timely and necessary given the rising number of complaints about uncivilized and sometimes unruly behavior on the subway and light rail services and the inefficiency in dealing with such problems because of the lack of national unified norms.

Spending can be boosted by easing housing, healthcare, education burden

[2019-10-29 07:36]

THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND REFORM COMMISSION, the country's top economic policy planner, hosted a pro-consumption meeting last week to translate the State Council's two documents on stimulating cultural, tourism and goods consumption into workable policies. 21st Century Business Herald comments:

Do not let memories of martyrs fade away

[2019-10-29 07:36]

A CHINA CENTRAL TELEVISION PROGRAM broadcast on Sunday told the story of Yang Zirong, a People's Liberation Army hero, whose family was unaware that he had died a martyr until 27 years after his death in 1947. China Daily writer Zhang Zhouxiang comments:

Japan should treasure historic change in relations

[2019-10-29 07:36]

Editor's Note: At the 15th opening ceremony of the Beijing-Tokyo Forum, held in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech, saying China and Japan are shouldering increasingly important joint responsibilities and common missions, as both have become key regional influencers. Columnist Niutanqin comments in a WeChat post:

Building an ecological civilization

[2019-10-29 07:36]

The Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee is expected to study several important issues on upholding and perfecting socialism with Chinese characteristics and modernizing the national governance system and governance capability. The plenum is also likely to propose policies to ensure the CPC is governed "in accordance with law".

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