Robert Lawrence Kuhn says: "To understand China today, it is critical to appreciate what the new era means. … I like to understand new era in two categories: its characteristics at home and abroad, and its timeline."
The lead author of a research report on China's traditional villages has called on legislators to draft a law that protects these culturally important communities from fading away.
One after another, domestic airlines have lifted the ban on using cellphones on flights. However, there have already been complaints about the noise nuisance as people are using their smartphones without using earphones.
A Mickey Mouse look-alike is hit by a car when crossing the road and lies in a pool of blood. A character that looks like Princess Elsa, a figure in the animated movie Frozen, is given a throat operation that involves bloody scenes. Recently, some companies have been producing such bloody scenes based on familiar characters and spreading them among children.
Photo were recently posted online showing the office building of the environmental protection bureau of Shizuishan, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, covered in icicles and frost because a water canon truck belonging to the local sanitation station had sprayed too much water over the building in an attempt to manipulate the air quality monitoring data.
The nation's top economic regulator is strengthening assessments of possible corporate bond defaults at local levels to keep risks from threatening the financial system, with further efforts expected such as sending inspection teams and building a supervisory system.
Will 2018 be the year when the United Kingdom changes its mind about leaving the European Union? Conventional wisdom says that stopping Brexit is impossible. But what did conventional wisdom say about Donald Trump, that he will win the U.S. presidential election? Or that Emmanuel Macron would become the French president? Or, did it predict the original Brexit referendum? In revolutionary times, events can go from impossible to inevitable without ever passing through improbable. Brexit was such an event, and its reversal could be another.
In the discussion on global disorder and the fate of the West, many political and economic experts and pundits are focusing on how to rebalance geopolitics and geoeconomics in 2018. Why is that?
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' weeklong trip to Asia has caught global attention as it comes just two days after the Pentagon revealed its national defense strategy on Friday. Not surprisingly, it has been anticipated that his visits to Vietnam and Indonesia will set out new markers for U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific.
The revision of China's Constitution will provide a powerful guarantee for the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.