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US will lose if it starts a trade war with China

[2017-02-15 07:34]

During his election campaign, US President Donald Trump threatened to impose 45 percent tariffs on Chinese imports to force China into renegotiating its trade balance with the United States. The immediate result of that would be a fierce trade war that the US would almost certainly lose. And while we don't know yet whether Trump will follow through with this threat, his abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in his first few days in office is an indication that he is not shying away from his campaign pledges.

Sustainability focus of 2022 Winter Olympics

[2017-02-15 07:34]

When the International Olympic Committee awarded Beijing the rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, jointly with Zhangjiakou in North China's Hebei province, the initial reaction of the international community was lukewarm.

The uneven story of US-Japan relations

[2017-02-15 07:34]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has just concluded a visit to the United States. His meeting at the White House, and a private dinner at the Mar-a-Lago Club (the "Winter White House"), as well as a round of golf on Florida's Palm Beach with US President Donald Trump seem to make him feel honored.

Solar power has sunny prospects

[2017-02-15 07:34]

Almost all forecasters paint a gloomy picture for sales of solar panels and associated hardware this year. But in the medium and long term, solar energy's prospects are as bright as the sun.

DPRK move calls for peace talks, rather than talk of war

[2017-02-14 07:47]

The test-firing of a new ballistic missile by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea early on Sunday has once more escalated tensions on the already volatile Korean Peninsula.

Close loopholes in environmental protection information system

[2017-02-14 07:47]

WITH THE BEGINNING OF A NEW FINANCIAL YEAR in March, one after another company listed in the A-share market have published their annual reports. However, a survey by People's Daily found that the majority of the companies did not include environmental information in their reports. Beijing News comments:

Govt duty to update websites

[2017-02-14 07:47]

Dong Haifeng, head of the business bureau of Danzhou, a city in South China's Hainan province, was recently given an administrative demerit and warning for not updating the bureau's website in a timely manner. It is reportedly the first case of an official being held accountable for failing to keep a government website operational and up to date.

Say no to fireworks, at least in metropolises

[2017-02-14 07:47]

DURING THIS YEAR'S Spring Festival, sales of fireworks in Beijing were by nearly one-third less than the year before, as a result, there were fewer alarms and injuries than last year. Beijing News commented on Monday:


[2017-02-14 07:44]

Deployment of THAAD exacerbates tensions

[2017-02-14 07:47]

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Monday claimed it successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface medium - and long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 on Sunday, according to the state news organization Korean Central News Agency.

Surrogacy not sole solution for infertility

[2017-02-14 07:47]

The number of women conceiving at a relatively advanced age in China rose from 0.9 percent in 1995 to 10 percent in 2015 according to recent reports. But since 60 percent of the about 45 million women eligible to have a second child are more than 35 years old - with 50 percent of them being above 40 - many couples that can avail of the new family planning policy may be unable to have a second child.

Trump offers insight that Abe would do well to heed

[2017-02-13 08:36]

As the first foreign leader to visit Donald Trump when he was US president-elect, and the second to meet him since he entered office, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was no doubt confident his exertions had paid off as intended, at least partially.

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