• Suez Canal logjam boosts China-Europe rail link

    Mar 31, 2021 16:12

    New proposals have been made to expand the capacity of the express rail cargo lines between Chinese plants and European nodes and slash not only time but also cost to lure more goods to flow overland from China to Europe. 2020 data from the Suez Canal’s operator shows as much as 80% of the trade between Asia and Europe still flows via the Canal.

  • America losing the future to China

    Mar 30, 2021 08:33

    As China’s capabilities match – and inevitably surpass – those of the US military, Washington will find itself pushed out of the Indo-Pacific region and its status as the world’s so-called superpower will have been erased.

  • China takes first step towards chip self-reliance

    Mar 25, 2021 14:30

    China’s leading chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) is critical to Beijing’s newly-announced indigenous tech drive. A new roadmap toward greater self-sufficiency featured in China’s 14th Five-year Plan and 2035 Vision and was endorsed by the Chinese parliament, which has identified indigenous chip design and manufacturing as a staple part of the nation’s self-innovating renewal.

  • Biden says US ready to re-engage with parties to Iran nuclear deal

    Feb 21, 2021 09:36

    US President Joe Biden says America stands ready to “re-engage” with the group of countries that are party to a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, less than three years after his predecessor, Donald Trump, pulled Washington out of the multilateral deal.

  • China’s first Mars explorer arrives at the red planet

    Feb 17, 2021 15:25

    China's more ambitious Tianwen-1 spacecraft, carrying state-of-the-art instruments, a lander and a six-wheel rover, slipped into an orbit around the red planet after a seven-month voyage from Earth.

  • Fossil fuel pollution caused nearly 1 in 5 premature deaths in 2018, study finds

    Feb 17, 2021 09:31

    Researchers at universities in the U.K. and at Harvard University estimated that, in 2018, 8.7 million people died prematurely due to pollution released by fossil fuels, or about 18 percent of total global deaths that year.

  • Digital Yuan could bust the United States

    Feb 10, 2021 11:35

    A digital Yuan might rewrite the rules of international banking.

  • People who get vaccinated may still spread the virus — and other things to know about COVID-19

    Feb 05, 2021 20:41

    COVID vaccines alone will not get rid of the virus in the immediate future. SARS-CoV-2 is spreading rapidly. Ten to 20 percent of the tests globally turn out to be positive.

  • We can’t give up on idea of a nuke-free world

    Feb 05, 2021 20:12

    While 122 countries voted to ban nuclear weapons, the United States pursued a project to threaten China with a nuclear attack. In August 2019, the US withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, tested two intermediate-range missiles, and then posted an order for a variety of cruise and ballistic missiles.

  • US reveals true intent of its Indo-Pacific policy

    Feb 02, 2021 20:39

    The US strategy is based on the theory that it needs a weak China to continue its hegemony in Asia. It is to be accomplished by “establishing military, economic and diplomatic ties with countries adjacent to China’s borders, frustrating China’s own attempt at alliance building and economic partnerships, and the utilization of tariffs, sanctions and law fare.”