Scandals related to Abe show a term can lose its real meaning
December is generally the month when people across the world review the passing year. In Japan, people choose buzzwords that best convey their feelings for the year.
US, EU should fulfill WTO vow to fruits of partnership
The European Union should have recognized China as a market economy one year ago because, as one of the members of the World Trade Organization, it had agreed to a "sunset clause" in 2001, when China joined the WTO, that it would stop using the "surrogate country" approach when calculating anti-dumping measures against Chinese imports by Dec 11, 2016.
Still hope US will join hands to combat climate change
With a new round of UN Climate Change Conference being held in Bonn, Germany, from Monday to Nov 17, and with US President Donald Trump visiting China from Wednesday through Friday, many people feel nostalgic about those days when Beijing and Washington took the lead in pushing for and formally signed the 2015 Paris Agreement, showing a good example of big powers joining hands to meet global challenges.
Decision makes Middle East peace a more remote prospect
Shortly after his speech, protests erupted in Gaza City, Istanbul and Amman. More protests are expected in the days ahead.
<P>Xin Zhiming is a senior writer with China Daily.</P> <P> </P>
US military ties with Taiwan will damage relations
The latest US bill, if written into law, will set two troubling precedents for Washington's relations with Taiwan, and subsequently damage Sino-US relations.