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Sister Phoenix, part two

Shortly after I finished last week's X-Ray column, titledThe (r)evolution of an internet celebrity, it became instantly outdated. The twists have come on so inexorably that it may even turn into a serial melodrama.

Proposal for new type of power relations still a win-win proposition

Speaking in Michigan on Wednesday afternoon, US President Donald Trump continued to blame the North American Free Trade Agreement for the loss of nearly a third of US manufacturing jobs and China for the loss of 60,000 factories since China's accession to the World Trade Organization.

Social media seems to be widening the social chasm

An old friend, a retiree, is so concerned about An old friend, a retiree, is so concerned about public affairs that he keeps re-transmitting stories, essays, even hearsays, on a lot of things to his WeChat contacts.

Online shopkeeping effort falls on stony ground

As I left the store I thanked my masseuse profusely, not only for the good massage I received, but also for a lesson on work and life.

Sports and drugs made for each other?

Thanks to the sluggish global economy, rising terrorist attacks and the refugee crisis in Europe, the world has all but forgotten about the effects of climate change.

Rio Olympics prove, for Britain at least, money can buy success

The medals have been handed out, the flags raised and lowered for the last time, and in Britain the newspapers have indulged in a frenzy of praise after Team GB came second in the medals table.

School scandal puts nationalist lobby group in the spotlight

In his first speech to Congress last week, US President Donald Trump kept asking friends and partners from Europe to the Middle East to the Pacific to pay their "fair share" of the cost of the alliances.

Change of attitude needed to ensure EU's lasting success

On March 25, 1957, Belgium, West Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands inked the treaty that established the European Economic Community in an ancient building on Capitoline Hill in Rome.

ROK must realize only talks can make DPRK see value of peace

Most of the reactions against the increase in China's military budget this year are nothing but clichés influenced by the "China threat" theory. Although some Western media outlets have mentioned in their reports that the 7 percent increase in China's military budget this year is the lowest in years, they still took a critical stand against China.

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