Beijing recently announced that by 2020 about 1000 selected towns will be turned into environmentally, culturally and economically dynamic hubs, which would create new jobs and offer livable habitats.
The leaders of G20 countries and chiefs of international institutions are almost certainly comparing notes ahead of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, to be held next month.
In the decade up to 2014, the European Union could claim to be safer than the rest of the world, mainly because the number of terrorist attack victims decreased in the EU even as it increased globally.
It seems Xi's goal of developing a green and beautiful nation is on way to be achieved before schedule.
China needs to innovatively respond to this trend to spread its language and culture, in order to meet the rising demands in Europe and other continents.
With the aftershocks of the EU referendum result still reverberating, the UK has this month been confronted with the findings of the Iraq war inquiry, which criticized the Blair government for joining the US in launching military action against the Middle Eastern country.
When foreign ministers from European Union members gathered on July 18 for their monthly meeting in Brussels, they did so against a quickly altered backdrop of change and violence.
When the European Union foreign ministers hold their regular monthly meeting in Brussels on Monday, they will have many pressing issues to discuss.
Last weekend, I was hanging out downtown with a friend and my sister. We were walking through a public spare when all of a sudden a heated argument between a student and a middle-aged woman arrested our attention.