Summit boosts efforts to ensure nuke safety

Beijing and Seoul also made a commitment to support Tokyo’s massive reconstruction plan following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. In a joint declaration issued after the summit the leaders of the three East Asian…

China should help smooth US-Pakistan relationship

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani began a visit to China on Tuesday and some have suggested that Pakistan might think embracing its old friend an attractive proposition after the. killing of Osama bin Laden…

BRICS set out global agenda

Leaders from the BRICS nations pose for photos after concluding their talks Thursday in Sanya, Hainan Province. Photo: Xinhua The heads of five fast-growing emerging economies made a joint pledge Thursday to reform the world’s…

Theories abound for overseas web access troubles

Web users in a number of major Chinese cities reported difficulties in getting to overseas websites as their access has been seemingly frequently interrupted since early this month. Overseas websites, including Gmail and Yahoo, became…

More Hopes Than Gains At U.S.-China Meetings

WASHINGTON — Two days of high-level talks between the United States and China wrapped up Tuesday with both sides hailing modest progress on economic issues even as they traded harsh words about China’s respect for…

No immunity to disasters

As we commemorate the anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan province, which is also designated as National Disaster Reduction Day in China, it is timely to reflect on how we can reduce the risk…

Autonomous urbanization needed

Peasants have paid a heavy price for China’s political and economic transition. They have nothing left to lose except their land, and now, even that is likely to be taken away.  As big cities expand,…