Eleven years ago, Shanghai became the first city in China whose GDP exceeded 1 trillion yuan ($156 billion). By the end of last month, the number of the cities in the 1 trillion yuan club had risen to 14, with Wuxi in Jiangsu province, and Changsha in Hunan province, as the latest newcomers.
In order to participate in the bids to provide school uniforms, companies in 16 provinces and municipalities are reportedly required to mandatorily join a third-party app called YGZY. According to some local education officials this was intended to prevent corruption. However, YGZY takes 4 percent of the total value of the uniforms provided, which pushes the prices higher.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do, wrote Dale Carnegie in his 1936 best-seller How to Win Friends and Influence People. Wise people always refrain from indulging in a blame game and, instead, see the huge potential and great prospects ahead.
It used to be called "soft power": information and analyses coming from all over the world, including China, Russia or Cuba. It used to be the loose definition for state-sponsored art projects, academic research, or for culture in general, even sports.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics, 17.23 million newborns were added to China's population last year, down 630,000 year-on-year, and the birth rate dropped from 1.295 percent in 2016 to 1.243 percent in 2017. The declining newborn population and birth rate indicate China could experience negative population growth in the near future.
With President Xi Jinping advocating the concept of the shared future of humankind in Switzerland last year, it has been developed into an overarching theme of this year’s four-day gathering in Davos, which began on Tuesday.
Members of the world business elite look back on President Xi Jinping's historic speech made at the Davos Forum one year ago and comment on the Belt and Road Initiative.
The United States has once again exposed to the world the weaknesses of an outdated mentality in its 2018 National Defense Strategy.
While a Gallup poll result on Thursday showed global support for China’s leadership was higher than that of the United States in 2017, a Chinese scholar sparked controversy by declaring China has surpassed the US in all major aspects. Three experts share their views on the issue.
One year ago Chinese President Xi Jinping made a landmark speech to an audience in Davos. In it he outlined his views on the major trends and challenges affecting the world today, from slow growth and climate change to rapid advances in technology, inequality and inadequate and unrepresentative global governance.